To the editor: In light of Darren Nichols’ resignation from his post as Executive Director of the Columbia River Gorge Commission, it’s important to recognize that Washington and Oregon can secure a healthy, sustainable future for the Columbia River Gorge as well as other areas in the Pacific Northwest, without having to sacrifice the growth to our vital transportation and trade industries. Environmental responsibility and expanding trade infrastructure can and should coexist.February 28, 2015 10:52 a.m. read more..
To the editor: My name is Faith Lindley and I am a sixth grade teacher in South Wasco. Currently there is a lot going on in education that seems to put a negative light on schools and what teachers are preparing their students for; however, I would like to see if there is a way you could help me share the good things that some teachers like myself are doing to help keep education engaging and purposeful for our students.February 28, 2015 10:51 a.m. read more..
St. Paul’s Chapel is the topic for the last of this year’s Regional History Forum programs at the Original Wasco County Courthouse. Rodger Nichols will present photos and stories that he and Julie Reynolds have prepared about the historic church. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the 1859 Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles.February 27, 2015 11:14 a.m. read more..
Recommendations from a panel reviewing food guidelines were released last week, and it’s just as we feared: The new recommendations take into account not just the health impacts of your diet but also the environmental impacts of your food choices.February 27, 2015 6:53 a.m. read more..
To the editor: On Feb. 18, Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, had the pleasure of hosting a spaghetti feed for our “Level the Playing Field” project at The Dalles High School-Kurtz Gym. The Level the Playing Field project was created to provide upgrades to The Dalles High School weight room and wellness programs for District 21 staff. About 300 people came out to support the event.February 26, 2015 4:09 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I have a question as to the development of the proposed Walmart Super Store planned for the city of The Dalles. I noticed that this much needed store has been blocked by “local citizens” or is it “local business” over the last six years or since 2009.February 26, 2015 4:09 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I always thought that was a funny story, the one about the boiling frog — put a frog in boiling water, he’ll jump out, but if you put him in cold water that is slowly heated, he will be cooked to death. And scientists have shown this to be true. That poor, foolish frog!February 26, 2015 4:08 p.m. read more..
The Theatre Company of The Dalles presentation is directed by Scott Simmons. Polehn and Paulsen are lovers who meet in 1951 at a quaint coastal inn in Northern California. The catch? They are both happily married to other people. Since they don’t want to stop seeing each other, they agree to meet once every year at the same inn for a romantic weekend together.February 26, 2015 4:01 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — Saboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American Internet infrastructure, chipping away at U.S. wealth and security over time, according to the latest U.S. intelligence appraisal of the top dangers facing the country.February 26, 2015 3:50 p.m. read more..
Mystery gadget The search for a photo to match the “Mystery Gadget” found in an old junk pile by Raleigh Dillon-Underhill of Dufur and published in the Chronicle on Feb. 11 remains elusive. The explanation that seems to best fit the circular metal band, with several arrow-shaped points of different sizes pointing in one direction, was offered by Russ Wilcox of The Dalles. He said the device was likely part of a tool to make wagon wheel hubs around the turn of the century. We have been unable to find a picture that would confirm that assessment. Glen Davidson of The Dalles guessed that the metal ring was attached to a wooden handle and used as a hand-operated drill. We have attempted to verify that use of the ring without success. Other residents suggested the metal piece was part of a Christmas tree stand and a whale harpoon. Anyone with information about this mystery is asked to call RaeLynn Ricarte at 541-506-4604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.February 25, 2015 4:54 p.m. read more..
HERMISTON – Still irked by a 48-47 loss to No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian in Saturday’s Big Sky conference district championship, the Sherman Huskies are poised to win two state sub-round games to make it back to Baker City in March.February 24, 2015 2:33 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Regarding Connie Krummrich’s recent letter in the Chronicle: All of the common sense gun control measures are already on the books. All that remains are useless “feel good” measures that only restrict law-abiding citizens’ legal use of firearms.February 24, 2015 2:26 p.m. read more..
In addition to The Dalles High School robotics students’ most recent success at the Oregon Robotics Tournament Outreach Program (ORTOP) Feb. 7, students from across Wasco County have been storming robotic challenges. Since December, students from 14 teams in The Dalles have been advancing through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics tournaments. Dufur School District, South Wasco School District, and Mosier Community School also sent teams to local competitions.February 24, 2015 2:19 p.m. read more..
THE DALLES (AP) — Once the Buckaroos started sticking to their game plan, things fell into place and Pendleton secured the Columbia River Conference title with a 48-25 win over The Dalles on Friday night.February 21, 2015 4:21 p.m. read more..
HERMISTON — Austin Kaseberg scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter, as the Sherman Huskies out scored Dufur 17-9 in the final period to secure a 53-44 victory over Dufur in Big Sky Conference boys' basketball district play Friday night at Hermiston High School.February 21, 2015 4:19 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The “Level the Playing Field” project is a coordinated effort between the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, Mid-Columbia Medical Center and North Wasco County School District No. 21 to promote wellness for the students in our community. With studies showing Wasco County having a significant childhood obesity problem and the antiquated equipment of the school’s training facilities, MCMC saw a need that they could help meet.February 21, 2015 3:52 p.m. read more..
Kudos to Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District for joining the national initiative to promote strong family bonds with the annual Daughter Daddy Dance.February 21, 2015 3:50 p.m. read more..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.February 21, 2015 3:40 p.m. read more..
“Time and Change on Mount Adams” is the title of the Regional History Forum presentation Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. in the historic courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles.February 20, 2015 2:49 p.m. read more..
Mike and Elaine Walch, husband and wife co-owners of Mike’s Bakitchen LLC, 216 Court St., have sold their bakery and will retire Feb. 25. Mike Walch has been baking goods in The Dalles and the Columbia River Gorge for 25 years. As owners of Mike’s Donuts and More LLC.February 19, 2015 3:19 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Community. Big events in one life can disrupt little routines in many others, in Community. Mike’s Bakitchen has been about the wonderful baked delicacies, but even more it’s been about a meeting place for coffee and conversation, Community.February 19, 2015 2:55 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I have found the letters about the oil trains and the city council fairly interesting. I just have one question, why is the city council wasting its time? Doesn’t it have more important, and useful, things to look into?February 19, 2015 2:52 p.m. read more..
The following editorial ran Feb. 17 in the Albany Democrat-Herald regarding a photo privacy proposal in the Oregon Legislature: Now that at least some of the drama surrounding the governor’s office is starting to fade, we can expect the Legislature to work its way back to its normal early-session rhythms.February 19, 2015 2:44 p.m. read more..
Many of you may agree with Fran Lebowitz who said, “Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.”February 19, 2015 2:18 p.m. read more..
As the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission introduced its three finalists for the vacant Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife director position in early February, the state's sportsmen were reminded again how important the chemistry of this commission is to Oregon hunters and wildlife. The governor will fill two vacancies on the commission this spring, and the selections, to be confirmed by the Oregon Senate, could radically alter the direction of Oregon's wildlife management — for better or worse.February 14, 2015 11:47 a.m. read more..
To the editor: In her last ’Crosstalk’ offering, Ms. Ricart chose to sing the praises of Ayn Rand. Rand became a darling of the Tea Party who embraced her pseudo philosophy which sought to justify the privilege of the wealthy and demonize not only the lazy, undeserving poor, but the working middle-classes as well.February 14, 2015 11:46 a.m. read more..
What Mid-Columbia Medical Center and other hospitals in the same unfortunate position are going through right now belongs in the pages of a Kafka novel or Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22.” MCMC has very low infection rates. Effectively because of that, the hospital was penalized under a new federal program designed to improve patient safety. Yes, you read that right.February 14, 2015 11:45 a.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. In recent years, the species has experienced a 90 percent decline in population, with the lowest recorded population occurring in 2013-2014. About $2 million will restore more than 200,000 acres of habitat from California to the Corn Belt, including more than 750 schoolyard habitats and pollinator gardens. The rest will be used to start a conservation fund — the first dedicated solely to monarchs — that will provide grants to farmers and other landowners to conserve habitat.February 14, 2015 11:43 a.m. read more..
Even on a tough shooting night, the No. 9-ranked Sherman Huskies won their way to a ninth win of the past 10 contests, scoring a 56-37 triumph over Arlington Friday night in a Big Sky boys’ basketball tussle at Arlington High School.February 14, 2015 11:34 a.m. read more..
Looks like the South Wasco County Redsides are finding their stride right in a nick of time. The senior trio of Peggy Espeland, Roxanne O’Neal and Molly Foreaker combined for 12 of the team’s 16 fourth-quarter points, as the Lady Redsides erased a 20-11 halftime deficit by outscoring Ione 30-15 in the final 16 minutes for a 41-35 comeback win on senior night Friday in Maupin.February 14, 2015 11:33 a.m. read more..
SALEM (AP) — Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career.February 14, 2015 11:12 a.m. read more..
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said Friday he is resigning from office effective at 10 a.m. Wednesday. He released the following statement announcing his decision:February 14, 2015 11:10 a.m. read more..
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation on Friday amid mounting questions and investigations into his fiancée, who was accused of using her position as first lady to enrich herself and benefit private consulting clients. Kitzhaber, 67, was elected to a historic fourth term as governor in November.February 14, 2015 11:07 a.m. read more..
Just weeks after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation following allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes. Some key events leading to this point:February 14, 2015 11:06 a.m. read more..
After 65 years of marriage, Eva Johnson has no trouble getting the truth out of her husband Pete. When asked what attracted him to his soon-to-be wife, he began, “She had a job, money in the bank, a car...” A laughing glance from Eva, a gesture, he quickly sets the record straight. “It was kind of a falling in love thing, you know. Like everyone else,” he added. “I was the town drunk.”February 14, 2015 11:01 a.m. read more..
Brown will be first openly bisexual governorFebruary 13, 2015 4:14 p.m. read more..
Caleb Morris dropped 20 points and the No. 13-ranked Dufur Rangers hit Arlington strong in the opening 16 minutes for gains of 16-9 and 26-2 and rode that 42-11 halftime cushion all the way to a lopsided 59-29 tally Tuesday in Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball play at Arlington High School.February 12, 2015 3:33 p.m. read more..
The following editorial was published Feb. 11 in the Albany Democrat-Herald: One of the more intriguing issues the Oregon Legislature will try to settle during this session involves the use of body cameras by police officers. In general, we think the body cameras are terrific – and it’s worth noting that two Linn County police agencies already have started using the cameras, with good results. Other law enforcement agencies throughout the mid-valley are taking a careful look at the cameras.February 12, 2015 12:26 p.m. read more..
Ally Muhleman and Allie Noland notched 11 points apiece, as the South Wasco County Redsides moved into the sixth and final district play-in slot with a 46-36 triumph over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference showdown at Mitchell High.February 11, 2015 5:31 p.m. read more..
Helping Hands Home Care Northwest HHHC of Portland added a branch office in The Dalles in November, expanding their service area to include Wasco and Sherman counties as well as Hood River county. Company president Toby Forsberg said in a news release, “In a growth industry and with the demand we have seen throughout our service territory, it made perfect sense to add a branch in the growing communities of Hood River and The Dalles.February 11, 2015 5:24 p.m. read more..
GOLDENDALE – Maryhill Museum of Art opens its 75th Anniversary Season March 15 with the exhibition “American Indian Painting: Twentieth-century masters.” The landmark exhibition brings to the Columbia River Gorge a collection of 35 paintings of a type seldom — if ever — exhibited in the Pacific Northwest.February 11, 2015 5:09 p.m. read more..
SALEM — Lawyers for Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée are arguing that the Oregon Government Ethics Commission has no jurisdiction to investigate Cylvia Hayes, even though Kitzhaber spent months saying it was the appropriate agency to look into influence-peddling allegations.February 11, 2015 5:06 p.m. read more..
Traffic on Interstate 84 is now restricted to one lane in each direction for 3.8 miles within The Dalles city limits. Bob Townsend, assistant project manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation, said the orange barrels blocking off the east and west right lanes were put up Monday.February 11, 2015 3:52 p.m. read more..
Wasco County Board of Commissioners Executive Session Friday, February 13, 2015 8:00 a.m. 511 Washington Street, Suite 302 The Dalles, OR Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h) Consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding threatened litigation.February 11, 2015 1:39 p.m. read more..
Measles is a terrible disease. The recent measles outbreak, which likely started with one infected person at Disneyland, is now spreading through the West. Measles was nearly eradicated in the United States by 2000, almost wholly due to the effectiveness of the measles vaccine. However, over the past decade, the rates of measles immunizations have fallen. There are several reasons for this drop in immunization rates. Some parents have just not gotten around to getting immunizations for their kids and other parents have refused, due to fears of the side effects of vaccines. Many of those parents have noted that the benefit of measles vaccine is small when there is no measles around. I think the data is clear - vaccines are safe and effective. Concerns of autism have been thoroughly investigated and have found no relation.February 11, 2015 5:21 a.m. read more..
To the editor: I must express my disappointment about the past few months with a certain “Cat Burglar” in my neighborhood. I help to take care of a veteran who lives with me and on Dec. 16, 2014, his companion cat that walked around the block with him went missing. Of course we thought he had just strayed away but a few weeks later another cat at the residence went missing, A week later another.February 11, 2015 5:20 a.m. read more..
Do you still receive unsolicited calls from telemarketers trying to sell you something you don’t want or need, such as security systems, satellite television or a new remedy for diabetes? They are often scams but can also be calls from telemarketers representing Fortune 500 companies. And there are steps you can take to limit them.February 11, 2015 5:14 a.m. read more..
In 2007, the owners of Whiskey Creek oyster hatchery on the Oregon coast lost almost all of their larvae — and had no idea why. The only clue was that the larval die-offs often occurred during intense upwelling events, when deep, acidic waters replace surface waters blown offshore.February 11, 2015 5:11 a.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER – On a night when offense was tough to come by, the No. 13-ranked Dufur Rangers used its stifling defense to hold upset-minded Horizon Christian at bay. Down 15-12 at halftime, the Lady Rangers held Horizon Christian without a field goal for the final 18 minutes and used runs of 11-0 and 10-2 to score a 33-17 win Saturday in a Big Sky Conference matchup played in Hood River.February 11, 2015 5:08 a.m. read more..
The White Salmon Arts Council is holding its annual contest for a design to advertise the Art and Wine Fusion. The event will be held in White Salmon on July 25, and is a lively summer street fair featuring artists, local wineries, music and food.February 11, 2015 4:59 a.m. read more..
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The 2014 wine grape harvest in Washington totaled a record 227,000 tons, an 8 percent increase over the year before, the industry reported. Last year was the third record harvest in a row, and if the weather cooperates, the industry group Washington State Wine expects 2015 will be another top year, The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Tuesday.February 11, 2015 4:59 a.m. read more..
The Dalles Art Center will host an open mic from 7 to 8 p.m. organized by Writers In Progress (WIP), a local writing group, on Friday, Feb. 27 at the center, 220 E. 4th St. The event will kick off with readings from two members of WIP, poetry by Lettie Young from her indie-published collection “Love Like Dead Skunk,” followed by Ted Bryant, author of “Sporting Chance” and “Silverdale One,” who will discuss the art of villanelle construction. The mic will then be open to the public for 3 to 5 minutes each until the end of the hour. Published members of WIP will be available to sign copies of their books.February 7, 2015 3:17 p.m. read more..
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “It Had To Be You!” Saturday, Feb. 14. This all-inclusive Valentine’s Day event includes dinner, drinks, dancing to live music by Portland’s Echo Park, and optional childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:15 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles. Fall in love all over again with the sounds of Portland’s Echo Park serenading you through an unforgettable evening of drinks, dinner and dancing.February 7, 2015 3:17 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I recently sent a letter to Columbia Cinemas, telling them a big “Thank you” for their cooperation with YouthThink to offer the free Saturday family movies. This is a great way to give families a fun activity together while benefiting the community with the canned food donations. So I wanted to thank Columbia Cinemas for supporting youth and families in this area.February 7, 2015 3:12 p.m. read more..
To the editor: What’s wrong with this picture? If you illegally cross the border of North Korea, you’ll get 12 years of hard labor and you won’t be sending any money home to your family. If you illegally cross the Afghanistan border, you get shot, and you won’t be sending any money back to your family.February 7, 2015 3:11 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I am a recent participant in the Oregon all state band. I would just like to say, if you are in a local band, that working to all state band would be a great goal. It is a amazing experience where you can join others that take music seriously and create the most beautiful music.February 7, 2015 3:08 p.m. read more..
There are times when we get it right — and wish we hadn’t. The credibility problems now swirling around Gov. John Kitzhaber are one of those occasions. The Oregonian, the state’s largest newspaper that endorsed Kitzhaber just weeks ago, and in three other elections, took the rare stand this week of calling for his resignation.February 7, 2015 3:05 p.m. read more..
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has decried the “inhuman” conditions facing migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and has encouraged communities there not to judge people by stereotypes but welcome migrants and work to end discrimination. Francis made the appeal in a letter to a Jesuit priest who helps organize Catholic teens in Nogales, Arizona, to support the Kino Border Initiative, which advocates a more humane solution to migration. The letter was dated Dec. 19 but was made public on Kino's website recently.February 7, 2015 11:54 a.m. read more..
BEND — To the west, the Cascade Range was obscured by a shroud of clouds. To the northeast, the Ochoco Mountains were specked with snow. Somewhere in between, I soaked in the afternoon sunshine as I cruised along the singletrack trails near Horse Butte.February 7, 2015 11:50 a.m. read more..
ASTORIA (AP) — The old White Star Cannery boiler, a stark and solitary reminder of Astoria’s past, may get historic designation. The city’s Historic Landmarks Commission has filed an application to designate the property with the old boiler, a pile field and ballast rocks in the Columbia River west of Second Street as historic.February 7, 2015 11:42 a.m. read more..
Up by six points with two minutes and four seconds left in regulation, the No. 13-ranked Dufur Rangers hit 4 of 6 free throws and held Ione without a point down the stretch to take hold of a 38-28 victory Friday in a Big Sky Conference test at Dufur High School.February 7, 2015 11:41 a.m. read more..
Ahead 39-28 at the half, the No. 9 Sherman Huskies used an early stretch of the third quarter with consecutive 3-poin baskets by Kyle Fields, Austin Kaseberg and Max Martin to start a 9-0 run that led to a 73-54 victory in their boys’ basketball matchup against South Wasco County Friday night in Maupin.February 7, 2015 11:40 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND — The state’s top federal prosecutor told Portland leaders they’re either in or out when it comes to participating in an FBI-led anti-terrorism task force. For those who heard U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall’s words at a public forum, the choice is an easy one.February 6, 2015 4:42 p.m. read more..
Saturday’s Original Courthouse Regional History Forum presentation has been changed. Dave Wilson, who was scheduled to present a program about the Japanese community at the Mayerdale Estate, has cancelled and his presentation has not yet been rescheduled.February 6, 2015 4:36 p.m. read more..
RESCUE PERSONNEL from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue check the driver of a vehicle before transport following a two-vehicle injury crash at West 10th and Mt. Hood streets Thursday morning. One driver ran a stop sign, striking another vehicle in the intersection. The driver that ran the stop sign was transported to the hospital.February 6, 2015 4:34 p.m. read more..
The Dalles resident Christy Matson reported an IRS scam to the police department Thursday out of concern that other community members, especially seniors, might get caught in the fraudulent scheme. Matson had received a message on her home phone that a warrant had been issued for her arrest due to unpaid taxes. She was directed to call a number with a “703” prefix to make payments arrangements. A Chronicle reporter called the number provided by Matson and connected with a man who spoke broken English. When told that the call was about settling an IRS case, he put a “supervisor” on the line. That man hung up quickly when a reporter began asking questions.February 6, 2015 4:31 p.m. read more..
Taylor Darden scored a game-high 20 points, as the Dufur Lady Rangers took control in the opening period with a 16-6 run and never looked back in scoring a 56-46 victory over South Wasco County Saturday in Big Sky Conference girls’ hops play in Maupin.February 4, 2015 4:17 p.m. read more..
No. 3-ranked Country Christian broke open a one-point lead through one quarter with a 16-8 run in the second period to take hold of a 57-44 victory No. 9 Dufur Monday in a non-league boys’ basketball game at Dufur High School.February 4, 2015 4:16 p.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER – All the bounces that went The Dalles’ way last Friday in their upset win over Pendleton did not go their way Tuesday in the second half against Hood River Valley. After both teams fought to a 25-all halftime tie, the Eagles used runs of 15-6 and 22-18 in the second half to claim a 62-49 victory in a 5A Columbia River Conference contest played at Hood River Valley high School.February 4, 2015 4:15 p.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER – Playing without the services of injured all-league center Olivia Starks, No. 12-ranked The Dalles will need a collaborative effort to dominate the competition. Brooke McCall and Iliana Telles combined for nine 3-pointers and 21 points apiece, and sophomore point guard Kailin Hoylman added two points, six steals and a career-high 13 assists to lead the Riverhawks to a 68-49 blowout of Hood River Valley Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference matchup at Vannet Court.February 4, 2015 4:07 p.m. read more..
EUGENE — Health officials in Lane County say a second University of Oregon student has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly bacterial blood infection that causes meningitis. County health spokesman Jason Davis said Tuesday that this student is also female. The Register-Guard reports that Davis says the young woman is in stable condition in a hospital elsewhere in Oregon.February 4, 2015 3:48 p.m. read more..
SALEM — A state legislative panel on Tuesday advanced a measure changing the way Oregon handles class-action lawsuits, setting up a vote in the House that could come as soon as this week. The measure is a top priority for Democrats, who are using their expanded House and Senate majorities to quickly push through several measures that were blocked in earlier years.February 4, 2015 3:46 p.m. read more..
PUEBLO, Colo. — The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.February 4, 2015 3:45 p.m. read more..
Three men got into a fight in Dufur Tuesday night over how much playing time elementary school boys were getting on a basketball team, according to the Wasco County sheriff’s log. The mother of a player participating in the Dufur Parks and Recreation program had texted the coach earlier, saying her son wasn’t getting enough playing time.February 4, 2015 3:43 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON — Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and once feistily wrote of how tired she was of being "pushed around" — parts of her history long hidden away.February 3, 2015 1:56 p.m. read more..
I have always forgotten things. (Fred MacMurray in the Absent Minded Professor was one of my role models.) I can still remember the sinking feeling when I forgot an appointment for a haircut or picking the kids after school.February 3, 2015 1:53 p.m. read more..
EUGENE (AP) — In a region that is becoming known for startups — particularly food and beverage companies — Charles Wilson and Omar Ellis have found an unexplored niche where they face little competition.February 3, 2015 1:52 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Although I’m not an author, I somehow feel compelled to compose a realistic children’s story that would reflect the ways, nature and mannerisms of our political figures in the nation’s capital. How the Congress and Senate achieve great goals by thoughtfully evaluating each bill that comes their way…and how the president presides over this satin-smooth scene. My title would be “Malice in Blunderland.”February 3, 2015 1:41 p.m. read more..
The United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) 2015 allocations application packets will be available through Feb. 12 from the United Way of the Columbia Gorge office. Any non-profit 501(c)(3) human service program addressing basic human needs in Hood River, Klickitat, Sherman, Skamania and Wasco Counties is welcome to apply. All applications must be completed and mailed to the UWCG office by Friday, Feb. 13.February 3, 2015 1:24 p.m. read more..
BEND (AP) — The vaccination rate for measles in Oregon has fallen low enough to cause a state public health official to worry about the spread of the highly infectious disease. The vaccination rate among toddlers has been falling in Oregon for 15 years as an increasing percentage of parents claim either religious or philosophical exemptions from state vaccination requirements.February 3, 2015 1:20 p.m. read more..
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