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Early morning sun

A CLIFF on the east side of Mill Creek is silhouetted against the morning sunrise Thursday, Sept. 18. By afternoon, spots traces of rain were felt as the hot weather of the past week moderates.

Tussle over pro-pot signs

Turf war extends to ownership of ‘Excalibur’

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NW Natural helps prepare for trouble

Food, family activities, giveaways offered at Sept. 20

Wolf committee meets in Dufur

First meeting is Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at Dufur City Hall.

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There’s no time to rest

Local football teams use hard week of preparation for Friday night success for The Dalles, Sherman, Dufur and Maupin

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Editorial cartoons from Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons from Sept. 19, 2014

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Editorial: Cover Oregon should disband

It is a failure. Its name should be permanently retired, to rest among the annals of worst-executed state projects. Its remaining work should be transferred to the Oregon Health Authority or other state agencies, providing a fresh start.

Letter to the editor: Wake up 1 percent

To the editor: Twenty years after the king and queen of France had their heads separated from their bodies, taxes were back at the same exorbitant rate and the workers dutifully paid.

Letter to the editor: Wake up 1 percent

To the editor: Twenty years after the king and queen of France had their heads separated from their bodies, taxes were back at the same exorbitant rate and the workers dutifully paid.

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    Guided float explores White Salmon

    A GUIDED float down the lower White Salmon River on Sunday, Sept. 21, provides participants with education about the breaching of Condit Dam in 2011 and the transformation that’s occurring after a century’s worth of silt, gravel, organic matter and water-drenched logs were unleashed through the drain hole.

    Weekly recreation reports, Sept. 18

    Weekend fishing opportunities and links to full Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports for the Willamette, Central, Columbia, Northeast and Southeast zones.

    Tribe netters win first match

    It took four non-tournament matches, but The Dalles volleyball got on the winning side of the standings in a major way Tuesday with a four-game road triumph over Redmond.

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    Late goal salvages draw for TD

    Jennifer Bonham nets equalizer to give Riverhawks a 2-2 tie versus Ridgeview

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    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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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 ...