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A look at Independance Day

In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was pressed by a committee from the Second Continental Congress to write an explanation for colonists, and justification for the rest of the world, about why it had become necessary to seek independence from British rule.

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Looking back from July 5.

Looking back from July 5, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Big tobacco: Sweet, cheap and accessible

Tobacco companies target kids

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Columbia River Music closes

After 30 years serving as a hub for musicians throughout the gorge, Columbia River Music, downtown The Dalles, will fall silent July 25 as store owners Greg and Shirley Weast and salesman Dan Ross retire from the world of retail instrument sales.

For the record from July 2

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 2, 2015.

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Mountain moon

The moon sets behind Mount Hood at sunrise Thursday, July 2, viewed from the Mill Creek Valley south of The Dalles.

Green complaint dismissed

Lack of substantial evidence cited

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Cycling through

New Orleans man stops in The Dalles on Pancreatic Cancer Victory Tour

TDHS receives exercise gear

Last week The Dalles High School received new POWER-LIFT equipment to place in their refurbished weight training facility through “Level the Playing Field,” a project of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, Mid-Columbia Medical Center and North Wasco County School District 21.

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State Champions

Cherry City Crush finish a perfect 5-0 in ASA 12U state tournament

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No district title for The Dalles

TD 9-10 All-Stars fall to Bend 8-3

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Basketball brings 140 campers to Dufur

Kids from 17 different areas take part in Jumpstart event at high school gym

Summer at The Dalles Wasco County Library

There is a lot going on at The Dalles Wasco County public library. Here is a roundup of this summer’s offerings:

For the record from July 1

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 1, 2015.

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Summerfest tote bag debuts July 4

Coupons, game board fill bag

What's happening from July 1

Nonprofit events calendar from July 1, 2015.

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Cheadle graduates from drug court

WASCO COUNTY Circuit Judge Janet Stauffer, left, stands with an overjoyed Lisa Cheadle during a recent Drug Court graduation. Cheadle, 50, who resides in The Dalles, was also celebrating being clean and sober for one year.

Dee Hill healing

Dee Hill, accidentally shot in the stomach May 16 by her dementia-sufferer husband, former sheriff and police chief Darrell Hill, was released from the hospital June 26, a family member said.

Health clinic will lay off workers July 7

The health district confirmed last week that it will lay off two people on July 7, reducing walk-in clinic hours from five days a week to one. The clinic will be open on Wednesdays, the day least likely to be affected by holiday closures, said Teri Thalhofer, director of the North Central Public Health District, at its June 23 board meeting.

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Grass fire threatens dwellings

Pool house partially burned

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