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Letter to the editor: Proud of health care

To the editor: This week (August 9-15) is National Health Center Week, and the Gorge should be proud to have its own community health center — with sites in Hood River and The Dalles, serving members of Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Skamania and Klickitat Counties. Like other federally-supported health centers, One Community Health (formerly known as La Clinica del Cariño) makes the costs of care affordable, with the quality of care as good as any one finds in private practices – and studies prove it.

Letter to the editor: Google growth great

To the editor: The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) works to promote the Columbia River Gorge as an excellent place to locate and operate businesses in the technology sector. Our beautiful region, including Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania counties, is an attractive place for growing technology companies. The Gorge is home to multiple broadband and telecommunications services that provide the infrastructure diversity for tech companies to do their jobs, and some of the best recreation and scenery in the country for employees and their families to enjoy.

Letter to the editor: Google helps youth

To the editor: If you have children in school or follow education in the news, you probably hear a lot about “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). And for good reason. People working in these industries typically earn twice the median wage ($30 per hour) than the average across other sectors ($16 per hour). Even more, one out of every nine jobs in Oregon is STEM-related — and that figure is growing. That is why providing quality STEM education for Oregon’s students is critical.

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A birthday party fit for a princess

Lila celebrates fifth, probably final, birthday

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TD woman rescued Sunday

Senior citizen loses way while picking huckleberries with daughter July 30

Google deal explored

Citizen opinion equally split on tax breaks

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13U Stars using regional finish as motivation

Team ends up just short of a World Series berth

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TD offense keeps on rolling

Babe Ruth 13-15 All Stars hammer out 19 hits in a 24-5 victory over Meridian, Idaho

Letter to the editor: A govt. for the people

To the editor: Last week I listened in on a national conference call with U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland who discussed the Open Our Democracy Act, HR 2655, which he recently introduced. The call was convened and hosted by Jackie Salit, President of IndependentVoting.org, the largest association of independent voters in the country of which I’m a part. On the call, we got the inside scoop on this important legislation.

Letter to the editor: Benefit for women

To the editor: I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to Fort Dalles Rodeo Association for once again, hosting a spectacular rodeo here in The Dalles! It was amazing to watch the Fort Dalles Rodeo Association and its many volunteers come together to provide fun, family entertainment for our community. It is encouraging to see so many organizations come out to support the event.

Letter to the editor: Rodeo generosity

To the editor: While attending The Dalles Rodeo, I wore my favorite The Dalles Lion’s Club baseball cap. I have many hats, but this one I will choose before even my University of Oregon hat. Sometime after the National Anthem, I noticed my hat was missing. I desperately retraced my steps but could not find it. I checked on the way out at the gate for any lost and found items that may include my lost white cap with the lion’s logo. No luck.

Letter to the editor: Fulfilling God’s law

To the editor: Homosexuality is the Emperor’s New Clothes. You have to see homosexuality as wonderful or you are unfit for your position or you are stupid or you are incompetent! Does a child have to tell you the truth? If you investigate the role of fathers and their children’s homosexuality you’ll find that their relationship wasn’t good (maybe only as perceived by the child). I leave it to you to get online and investigate what is meant by good in this situation. Actually, many if not most societal problems are caused by fathers’ failures. True Christians don’t believe homosexuals or anyone else should be harassed — that’s nonsense. Asking true disciples of Christ, though, to support a homosexual marriage is like asking a Muslim to draw a picture of the prophet Muhammed. I presume you wouldn’t consider doing that.

Letter to the editor: It’s about fair share

To the editor: I think Rep. Huffman’s political barometer was acting up a bit when he decided to support the proposed Google Tax Abatement. When I explain to folks how the enterprise zone that worked so well to get Google to set roots here and excused them of several hundred million dollars of property tax is being offered for a third time, people are thinking it is time for Google to start paying their fair share.

Editorial: ‘Forced marriage’ comes with baggage

The Fourth of July celebration may be heading for fireworks of a different type. Skunked by extremely hot weather, the Fort Dalles Fourth Committee sold fewer concert tickets and hot dogs than expected. It came up $5,000 short, and asked the city to cover it.

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Conservation corner: Water - Doing more with less

Conservation Corner is provided by Tammy Tripp of the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Public meetings from Aug. 2

Public meetings from Aug. 2

WWII stories from the Columbia River

he Oregon Historical Society and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center present “Oregon Transformed: World War II Stories on the Columbia River,” Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. An optional dinner preceeds to the program at 6 p.m.

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Looking back on Aug. 1-2

Looking back, Aug. 1-2, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

TD woman missing in Troutlake area

TROUT LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Search and rescue teams on Friday were looking for an 87-year-old Oregon woman from The Dalles who went missing while picking huckleberries near Trout Lake in southwest Washington.

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Flying into an industrial future

New industrial park dedicated

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