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Editorial cartoons from July 26

Editorial cartoons from July 26, 2014

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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said “free-wheeling militia violence” prompted the move.

Letter to editor: Mothball Wicks?

To the editor: This is an open letter to our mayor and city council. I would like to see a feasibility study on the cost-benefit of mothballing Wicks Reservoir water treatment plant. I think the savings would be substantial. At present, our town isn’t using more than 6.5 million gallons per day, even during our driest, hottest days. That is why revenue projections aren’t being met, thus the yearly increases in our water rates.

Letter to the Editor: Sign solution

To the editor: I wrote this a year ago and it’s time to print it. The Dalles is the only town I have ever heard of that doesn’t want to allow yard sale signs. I think their rules are too anal. Some have said people who don’t pick up their signs after their sale should be fined. Why do we pay city employees to pick up signs during people’s sales, when they could pick them up afterward and issue a citation? That would generate money for the city.

Letter to Editor: Excellent care

To the editor: I have lived in the Columbia River Gorgeous for almost five decades now. From the beginning I have been impressed with the quality of the medical personnel here. God has truly blessed this community with people who have an excellent vision of what needs to be done for our citizens to provide the best health care possible. With very few exceptions I have found these people to be professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.

Editorial: Finding perspective amid calamity

Children killed in Gaza, the ebola epidemic in Africa, armed conflicts across the globe, drug cartel violence in Central America, catastrophic plane crashes, children forced on long trecks to escape violence and poverty in their own lands, political corruption and influence-peddling — every day the news brings word of more tragedy and calamity around the world.

Today in History, July 27

The Associated Press Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. (In the days that followed, the Committee also adopted articles accusing Nixon of abuse of power and contempt of Congress.)

Looking back on July 27

Looking back on July 27 in Wasco County, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Riverhawks, Tribe clash for summer football

Alumni and current athletes play in 7-on-7 scrimmage

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Annihilation session continues

The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth Stars throttle both SRV squads on way to No. 1 seed

Governor issues oil train review

PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a state review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.

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Family faces tribal disenrollment

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon woman says 86 members of her family have been disenrolled from an American Indian tribe that operates the state’s largest tribal casino, as leaders review the tribe’s rolls and enforce new membership requirements.

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Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

City seeks commission volunteers

The City of The Dalles is seeking people interested in volunteering to serve on the city’s planning commission, urban renewal advisory committee, urban renewal budget committee and city budget committee.

Extension cord: Read to stop the summer slide

Beware of the Summer Slide! Once upon a time, in the scorching days of July and August, kids would have to pour water on the scorching hot playground slide to avoid burns. Luckily, kids today have colorful, cooler, plastic slides, but kids today need to be wary of a different kind of “summer slide.”

OSU food preservation hotline open until Oct. 17

CORVALLIS. – As widespread interest in preserving local produce continues, the Oregon State University Extension Service will once again offer its summer food preservation and safety hotline for queries on proper canning techniques, safe recipes to follow and where to get pressure canner gauges tested in your area.

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A Fighting Ace

‘Courage, split-second thinking’ are among attributes of fighting aces like Ruddell

AstroGraph for July 25, 2014

Follow your instincts to a prosperous future. Plan a trip or redevelop an old goal or creative endeavor. People you encounter will be glad to lend you a helping hand on your journey upward. You are at a crossroads, and must prepare for new beginnings.

Everyday Cheapskate: Whether you like it or not, you need a good credit score

In my perfect world there would be no credit scores. And while I do not believe that credit is necessarily evil, in that perfect world of mine, there would be no need for any of that because it would be, well ... perfect! Back to reality. There are myriad reasons we need to have good credit histories and excellent credit scores.

Ask Dr. K: Arsenal of remedies can help children with allergies

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 7-year-old daughter suffers from allergies every spring and fall. What can I do?

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