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Homeless profile still rising in TD

Transients in The Dalles are becoming more numerous and more visible, police officers say. Longtime officers with 20-plus years on the force say the problem is much more notable than earlier in their careers.

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Keeping star light bright

Volunteers add a little extra shine to the local holiday season

Every holiday season for the past 24 years, a 40-foot star has shone on the west end of The Dalles, illuminating the night sky for motorists and area residents alike. The Fun Group knows that few people are thinking about the logistics involved in keeping the star lit, and that’s the way they want it to be.

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Walden chosen to chair Energy and Commerce

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon has been elected to serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C.

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‘Critical needs’ identified in TD

Like a patient getting a full physical, The Dalles Public Works Department now knows what it’s like to be poked and prodded while being thoroughly examined.

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Turning a page for foster kids

A book drive for youth in foster care is now underway and the Wasco County Citizen Review Board is hoping to collect reading material for 200 children, pre-teens and teens.

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    Looking back on November 26, 2016

    From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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    Christmas kickoff

    “Are you real?” Connor Kelly, 5, asked Santa before climbing onto his lap Friday night in The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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    Joyous Season

    Wasco Electric employee Robert Bute attaches a Christmas wreath to a light pole in front of the Granada Theater Tuesday morning as the city’s holiday decorations go into place in the downtown area. Bute was working with fellow employee Keith Fales to attach and light the wreaths so they are ready for tonight’s Starlight Parade, which starts at 6 p.m. and loops through the downtown business district. After the parade, there will be a Christmas tree lighting event at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce office at 404 W. Second Street.

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    Local nurses honored by March of Dimes

    For the sixth consecutive year, nurses at Mid-Columbia Medical Center were among a group of Oregon health care professionals selected to receive one of the 2016 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards.

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