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Crews rushed to mount snow tires during the past week as motorists struggled to drive in snow and ice. Rain, and possibly freezing rain, are predicted Thursday
Portable basketball hoop is on lightly traveled cul de sac off a dead end street.
Oregon City teammates Trevon Bradford and Hunter Knughton racked up 15 points each, and the Pioneers broke open a one-point halftime lead with a 32-20 spurt in the final half to post a 49-36 victory Tuesday in a non-league boy’s hoops matchup at Kurt Gym in The Dalles.
Marcus Denney will take charge at Gary Denney Floor Covering
KLAMATH FALLS (AP) — Oregon State Police say a southern Oregon man and his sister-in-law were killed and his brother was seriously injured when their Jeep Cherokee was hit by a freight train at a marked rail crossing south of Klamath Falls.
As budget talks continue in Congress, the prospect is waning for an extension of expiring unemployment benefits.
Editorial cartoons from Dec. 10, 2013.
To the editor: I’ve read the letters regarding Food Stamps. Far worse than what can be bought with the EBT card are those things that cannot: Toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Essentials. This is where the biggest change needs to be made.
To the editor: To those too young to remember John Lennon’s Christmas song, may we all listen to it this season and take heed: “So this is Christmas, for black and for white, the yellow and red ones, let’s stop all the fight.”
An economy in dichotomy: Ask just about anyone and they’ll likely say that rural economies are in crisis.
Activists gather for protests
WASHINGTON — House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress’ erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans’ attitudes about their lawmakers. “There’s a lot to like about it,” said one GOP congressman, John Fleming of Louisiana, as he emerged from a closed-door caucus meeting.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 11, 2013.
Head coach Bob Thouvenel announced The Dalles Wahtonka Cross Country teams’ end-of-year awards to cap a solid 2012 fall campaign.
If they can hold an opposing team to less than 32 points, chances are the South Wasco County Redsides could work their way to a win.
Lady Huskies use a 16-6 rally to upend Stanfield
The Stanfield Tigers used a breakout first quarter and rode that big lead the rest of the way to a 79-49 road victory over Sherman Tuesday in non-league boy’s basketball play in Moro.
The Gorge Gift Guide and Gorge Giving Guide are now available online.
LOS ANGELES — Steve McQueen’s historic saga “12 Years a Slave” topped the nominations list for 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, boosting its Academy Awards prospects with four nominations. John Wells’ dysfunctional family adaptation “August: Osage County,” which hits theaters Dec. 25 and features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, also picked up awards-season momentum with three nominations, including outstanding performance for the cast.
What's Happening from Dec. 11, 2013.
OREGON NATIONAL Guard’s Alpha Company 3-116 Cavalry, based in The Dalles, celebrated Christmas Dec. 7 with a party at the Shilo Inn catered by the Portage Grill. In attendance were 49 families with children and a total of 127 soldiers. Only two families were unable to attend due to snowy weather.
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Looking for something to slide through the movie doldrums? Try some “Butter” Last time I wrote here, I despaired the movie doldrums that had me wandering into an ill-advised showing of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” Well, I learned my lesson and decided my next movie outing would be in the comfort ...
I feel as if, day by day, inch by inch, I am turning into one of the turtle people. You know us. Our natural habitat is the landscape of six-by-six cubicles in any given office building. We sit, round-shouldered in our little enclosures, hour after hour, our necks slowly recessing ...