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Fire crews make progress against W. Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: Fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada, and it is 7 percent contained.

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Pot growers add demand on power grid

SEATTLE — As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners.

Oregon encourages voter registration

This month, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office will be mailing postcards to eligible voters across the state, offering them the opportunity to register to vote. The postcards will be sent to Oregonians who, according to county records, may be eligible to vote.

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Wishram celebrates 100 years

Reunion planned Saturday afternoon

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Independence, yea or nay?

Local expats await the Scottish independence vote, on tap for Sept. 18

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110 years, 2,000 riders

Quick peek at a busy weekend in The Dalles

For the record, Sept. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 16, 2014

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Wildcats kick off regular season action

The Dalles Middle School hit the gridiron Saturday against Madison in what turned out to be two close games.

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SWC netters lose two on the road

The South Wasco County Redsides were in action Saturday for a double dual against Country Christian and Trinity Lutheran and lost both matches while on the road in Bend.

Dufur takes tournament title in Moro

Dufur goes undefeated for title victory Saturday

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Redsides score season-opening win

Varsity football squad racks up 529 yards of offense in 62-20 triumph over Alsea

Editorial: Oil trains add to disaster probability

Two largely silent collaborators in the transport of fossil fuels through the Columbia River Gorge spoke up Sept. 9 before the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

Letter to the editor: Volunteers needed

To the editor: Since 2010, The Dalles HOPE Warming Place has opened its doors to provide overnight shelter for those without the comfort of a place to stay during cold weather.

Letter to the editor: Support Bailey

To the editor: I have known Bridget Bailey since my family moved here for my position at Farm Credit Service more than 30 years ago. Her family was very welcoming to my sons and we have remained friends with them since that time.

Letter to the editor: Not what we want

To the editor: (Edited for content.) It’s one thing for an incumbent politician to oppose the challenger with ads, personal appearances and sound bites. It’s quite another to punish a challenger using the force of government.

Letter to the editor: Retain Ostre

To the editor: It was a bittersweet moment for me when Governor Kitzhaber announced his decision to choose Karen Ostrye as our new Circuit Court Judge. I had been Karen’s legal assistant for more than 11 years and the decision meant she would be leaving our office.

Letter to the editor: Dumping kittens is cruel

To the editor: This letter is addressed to the thoughtless individual that dumped kittens on the freeway between The Dalles and the Discovery Center. One was found soon after you dumped it, and it was in good shape.

What's happening from Sept. 13

Nonprofit events from Sept. 13, 2014.

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St. Mary’s welcomes Cycle Oregon back

Students show their support

Hydrant flush begins

The City of The Dalles Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants over the next few weeks, starting at the top of the system and working down.

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