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Distinguished Young Women

Photos from the talent portion of the Distinguished Young Women program April 12, 2014.

Wolf panel moves forward

Wasco County prepares to deal with livestock losses

Easter Egg Scramble set for Saturday

The Griffith Motors 13th annual Easter Egg Scramble is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, at Sorosis Park in The Dalles starting at 11 a.m.

Mascot community poll opened

The final criteria The Dalles High School Mascot Committee will review, according to the latest North Wasco County School District 21 announcement, will be the overall “appeal” of the remaining mascot choices as votes continue to be gathered.

‘Mystery pipe’ search persists

In the continuing search for the source of the Mill Creek “mystery pipe,” two more houses in Ericksen’s Addition will get dye-tested Wednesday.

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Husky hardballers coming on strong

Sherman scores 22 runs in sweep over Umatilla to run unbeaten streak to seven

letter to the editor: Wolf supporter

To the editor: It seems to me that Diana Weston (letter March 18) has been reading too many “big bad wolf” fairy tales in regard to getting a good steak on her table.

Letter to the editor: Standing up

To the editor: Thanks so much, Kathy Ursprung, for your editorial regarding journalistic ethics, and especially that The Dalles Chronicle is willing to stand in the gap, when so much of our media is swayed by popular opinion and big money - and wanting us to follow without question.

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Editorial cartoons from April 15

Editorial cartoons from April 15, 2014.

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...

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    A new "War on Poverty"

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill cutting billions of dollars in federal food assistance to the poor. As it is seems unlikely to become law, the cut is apparently meant as a policy statement: The Republican Party declares a new "War on Poverty." Specifically targeted ...

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    Larger than life

    A pair of mating crane flies hangs from a leaf above Mill Creek just south of The Dalles Insects are wonderful fun to photograph, and a summer creek is a great place to find them. I was standing on the bank when these two crane flies flew by, landing on ...

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