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Editorial cartoons from Aug. 19

Editorial cartoons from Aug. 19, 2014

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Wildfire threatens homes near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

Senior news: Even knowing the benefits of moving, it will be hard

Have you had to move from a place that was your home for many years? Rita and I are considering selling our house where we have lived 28 years. The children have moved away, and it is just too darn big. (My perfect size for a house is one small enough, I only needed to plug in the vacuum cleaner once.)

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Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death

WASHINGTON — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed. Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched than ever. As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he’s struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation’s first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.

Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

LOS ANGELES — Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles Unified School District officials will announce Tuesday.

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Mojave Desert panels cause 28,000 bird deaths a year

Group mulls drug testing by parents

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — A nonprofit social services organization is considering giving parents drug tests to take home and use on their kids.

For the record, Aug. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 19, 2014.

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A matter of health and education

With two-a-days in full bloom, coaches and trainers working for player safety

Letter to the editor: Hurrah, Floozies

To the editor: Just a little thank you to the group of Floozies who are the welcoming group of The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: Sky’s not falling

To the editor: The folks at City Hall want us to believe that the sky will fall unless we increase taxes to improve our roads. We need more money, says our city manager, because, according to him, past city councils failed to address problem. Nice toss under the bus.

Letter to the editor: Lets talk roads

To the editor: I’m Dennis James, a member of the Wasco County road advisory committee. I believe I’m the only person who volunteered to be a member. The other members were asked to participate. That doesn’t make them any more or less than me, it just shows me that people don’t want to be involved. I live and work with our county roads and I want to be involved with their operations.

Letter to the editor: Almost horrific

I stopped completely half a block back to give her plenty of room, but she just kept barreling toward us, and I thought we were going to have a head-on collision.

Letter to the editor: Thanks, firefighters!

To the editor: God bless all the local and visiting firemen and firegals — I met one, her name was Heidi. There are not enough words in all the languages of the world to thank these people enough. I thanked all I came in contact with and it was a lot — people who know me and where I live know I had the chance to do that.

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Editorial: Put vaccines on your back-to-school list

August’s midpoint is in the rearview mirror and if parents aren’t helping their children get prepared for the start of school, they may want to start.

Dufur lists car show winners

Car winners from the Dufur Threshing Bee, 2014.

What's happening from Aug. 19

Nonprofit events calendar from Aug. 19, 2014.

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Waldron-Gitchell building gets a facelift

The building known alternately as the Waldron Brothers Drug Store and Gitchell Building at the foot of Washington Street recently received a face lift: a new coat of paint applied by Hardwick’s Custom Painting.

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country’s north.

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A Century of Fun

Photos from the 100th Wasco County Fair

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