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Town Hall: Proposed law ‘immoral’ and ‘punitive’

The Mid-Columbia Senior Center was packed for Monday’s town hall with citizens and agency heads, most opposed to a city staff proposal to temporarily ban people who commit crimes from the downtown blocks.

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The Mid-Columbia Senior Center was packed for Monday’s town hall with citizens and agency heads, most opposed to a city staff proposal to temporarily ban people who commit crimes from the downtown blocks.



The Dalles City Council and Police Chief Pat Ashmore were told by numerous citizens and agency officials Monday that banning homeless people who engaged in bad behavior was “immoral” and “punitive...

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