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Letter to the Editor: Don’t push plan

To the editor: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) now being pushed through Congress is bad for rural Oregon. Rep. Walden’s work in crafting and supporting this replacement to the ACA is disappointing.

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Looking Back on March 26, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Huskies take on the big guns

Sherman sets 18 personal records at Buck Classic

The Sherman Huskies participated in the 26-team Buck Track Classic Thursday in Pendleton and turned in nine top-10 outputs, led by senior champion Isaiah Coles, who had two second-place finishes in the long and triple jump.

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TD tennis making progress

Hawks rack up three big wins against Wilsonville

The singles duo of Pedro and Andy Lopez opened eyes with impressive straight-sets wins, and the No. 4 doubles team of Edgar Contreras and Manuel Orquiz broke through for a win in The Dalles’ 5-3 loss to highly-touted Wilsonville Thursday afternoon in a varsity tennis match played at Wilsonville High School.

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Basketball standouts receive CRC honors

McCall, Murr and Hoylman take home first-team league awards

The Dalles boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both chalked up 5A state play-in berths and combined for five all-Columbia River Conference award winners by opposing head coaches.

Letter to the Editor: Need for dental care

To the editor: Every Oregonian deserves access to a professional dentist.

Letter to the Editor: Where’s Walden?

To the editor: I belong to one of many local progressive groups in the Gorge and we are concerned about what is going on in Washington, D.C. We have questions about the new health care bill and how that will affect all of us; we have questions about immigration policies that affect our neighbors, friends and employees; we have questions about women’s continued access to safe and quality health care; we have questions about global warming and the future of our planet. What we don’t have are answers from our congressional representative, Greg Walden.

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Editorial: Farmers are essential to survival

Civilization began with agriculture, the ability of human society not only to grow food for a village but produce enough surplus to sell or trade with neighbors for goods or services that improved the quality of life. At no other time in recorded history has there been such a disconnect between the agriculture industry and civilization.

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A changing landscape

It’s hardly surprising that properties along von Borstel Road in Sherman County would be inhabited by von Borstels, but it is notable that so many members of the family remain in agriculture at a time when small farms are on the decline.

TD tennis nets first win of season

Against a solid Wilsonville team, The Dalles girls’ tennis team picked up wins from top singles Robin Pashek and Kiana Pielli, and both the No. 1 and No. 4 doubles carved out wins in TD’s 10-6 victory over the Wildcats Thursday in The Dalles.

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Hawk golfers conquer Big River

Snodgrass takes medalist award in TD’s six-stroke win

Chase Snodgrass chalked up his second straight medalist award in a two-hole playoff and his teammates Mark Felderman and Tyler Vassar each finished in the high 70s in the Riverhawks’ six-stroke victory Thursday at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla.

No. 8 Dufur moves to 5-0

Make it five wins in a row for the No. 8-ranked Dufur Rangers.

Hawk softball loses heartbreaker

The Dalles softball team rallied from an 8-2 deficit with a seven-run seventh inning, but No. 8-ranked and undefeated Ridgeview stormed back for two runs in the home half to pick up the 9-8 comeback victory Thursday in Redmond.

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TD still trying to find its complete game

While the offense continued its torrid pace Thursday against 6A Forest Grove, two bad innings turned a 5-0 lead into a 10-5 deficit in what was a 10-8 loss at Quinton Street Ballpark.

For the Record for March 24, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 24

Fugitive watch issued here

A fugitive watch has been issued for Donald Norris, 48. Norris is currently on felony probation for the following offense: One Count of Delivery of Methamphetamine.

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Chess students nab awards

The Dalles High School freshman Noah Holloran tied for fourth place among all high school students in the individual competition at the state chess championship earlier this month in Portland.

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Farmers: Get ready for ICE

Timothy Bernasek, legal counsel for the Oregon Farm Bureau, is seeking to educate farmers about their rights if ICE agents show up to look for illegal immigrants during growing and harvest seasons.

Sherman kicks off year at Estacada

With a shortened roster in tow, Sherman head track and field coach Kyle Pfiefer still had his team put forth some solid times and distances at the season-opening 19-team Estacada Small School Invitational on Saturday, March 18 at Estacada High School.

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Running for fun in the elements

Even under overcast skies and a light rain, 100 runners and walkers signed up to participate in the 10th annual Jumpstart St. Patrick’s Day event at Lewis and Clark Festival Park on Saturday, March 11 in The Dalles.

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