JOSE CASTRO, 4, plays with a puzzle at the Children's Fair in City Park Saturday, May 18. The table was run by Columbia Gorge Education Services. Mark B. Gibson
WASHINGTON — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations. Teens told researchers there were too many adults on Facebook and too much sharing of teenage angst and inane details like what a friend ate for dinner.
The Legislature has agreed that Oregon residents from three Pacific Ocean island nations won’t have to renew their driver’s licenses each year.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would provide more environmental protections against derelict vessels in Washington’s waterways.
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities are investigating rice mills in southern China following tests that found almost half of the staple grain in one of the country’s largest cities was contaminated with a toxic metal.
SALEM (AP) — Three Oregon timber counties are asking voters to raise taxes to restore deep cuts to law enforcement forced by the expiration of a longstanding federal subsidy.
Image of missionary Jason Lee could be replaced in U.S. capital
SALEM — The Oregon House voted Monday to pull a statue of Oregon pioneer Jason Lee from a prominent place in the U.S. Capitol and replace it with one of the late Mark Hatfield, one of the most influential politicians the state has seen.
Twister flattens Moore, Okla.
At least seven children died as a tornado ripped through Plaza Towers Elementary School, but many more were pulled from the wreckage to be reunited with their families.
McShane named U.S. Judge
Officials mark 60th year end to Asian war
Thirty Korean War veterans who reside at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles were honored last week at a special ceremony that also served as a cultural enrichment experience.
A village for homeless people modeled on one in Portland could be open this summer in Eugene. Organizers of Opportunity Village Eugene are accepting applications in hopes of finding a dozen homeless people and opening the village in July, The Register-Guard reported Monday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee signed off on an $8.7 billion transportation budget Monday that puts money toward maintaining state roadways and continues spending on existing big-ticket projects.
Dallesport Elementary School students had the opportunity again this year, to become published authors, through Student Treasures Publishing.
Judge: Sheriff cannot rewrite inmate’s sentence
A former bookkeeper at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center who was convicted of embezzlement is headed back to jail after an early release that sparked a court discussion about the sheriff’s authority in Wasco County.
Attitude, hard work, passion all rewarded
Students were recognized for their leadership, attitude and work ethic during The Dalles Wahtonka High School’s first Evening of Excellence on May 15.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites visitors to join a park ranger for a guided tour of The Dalles Dam during Memorial Day weekend.
Columbia Gorge CASA has been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that Columbia Gorge CASA is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy
Local school recieves praise for initiatives
Students and staff at Chenowith Elementary School were celebrated Monday for their commitment to healthy living. The school was one of three in Oregon recognized with the 2013 Oregon Wellness Award.
Parents have until July 1 to get children on teams
AYSO soccer is building rosters
Ann Marie Guischer starred in first season at Mount Hood Community College
Ann Marie Guischer stands out for Mount Hood Community College with all-league, Pitcher of the Year and All-American honors