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Heart Work

Today, Jenny Loughmiller’s home art studio in The Dalles is awash with light and vibrant color, the walls adorned with neat rows of her foot-square canvases, each with a heart theme. But two years ago, that same room was her master bedroom and one day, when she looked out one of the windows that provide so much light, all she saw was desolation.

June 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

14U Crush scores third place in West Linn

When standing back and observing the season, 14U Cherry City Crush coach Jeff Smith is not focused on his group’s 5-13-1 record, he is looking at the progression and the heart they have shown in several challenging tournaments.

June 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Pepsi wraps up banner season with BR crown

A true testament to any championship team is how they respond when their backs are against the wall. Team Pepsi had an opening-round loss and that meant either the players were going to fold up shop or dig deeper into their souls for a resounding response. Thankfully for coach Chad Smith, his squad chose the latter.

June 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Boxcar fire burns near Maupin

UPDATE: 11:46 a.m., via ODOT: Central Ore.: US197 south of Maupin closed due to wildfire activity from milepost 46 - 62. Motorists should use other route. REDMOND — Two Central Oregon fires, both started by lightning Wednesday, grew significantly Thursday, drawing on local firefighting resources and requiring additional assistance/ The Boxcar Fire, which started three miles south of Maupin following lightning strikes Wednesday, moved both east and west of Highway 197 causing closures at times. A level 1 (get ready) evacuation notice was issued for areas in Maupin Wednesday night.

June 22, 2018 7:40 a.m. read more..

Amateur radio Sat. at Sorosis

Members of Wasco Amateur Radio Services will participate in the national Radio Field Day exercise Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Jail makes ICE policy change

In April, the regional jail stopped a practice of honoring immigration detainers for local arrestees, citing, in part, “local community concern and opposition” to housing immigration detainees. The change came days before the jail settled for $40,100 a federal lawsuit brought by a Hood River County man, Javier Esquivez Maldonado, who was held for nearly 20 hours by the jail last July on an immigration detainer after he went there solely to be booked and released, per court orders, on a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

HR County adopts local identity cards

Public meetings typically draw a crowd for one item on the agenda, but Monday’s Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting saw large groups speak to a pair of items that dominated the three-and-half hour session. Short-term rentals and the county Identification Card resolution — two of a record nine public hearings on the agenda — collectively drew about 20 people giving testimony. One speaker pointed to an intersection of the two topics.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Hotel project receives extension

The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency voted 7-2 Tuesday to extend negotiations for a national brand hotel at First and Union streets by 120 days. That move was made to provide more time for the agency and developer to get a confidentiality agreement in place that protects financial data.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Backers drop gun storage initiative

SALEM — Citing time constraints, supporters of an initiative petition to impose new storage requirements on gun owners say they won't try to put the issue before voters this year after all.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Restless Beauty

Recent thunder storms and clouds passing over The Dalles inspired local photographers to capture the transient beauty of sunset.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Pepsi’s pitching paves way to a title berth

Last year around this time, Kade Wilson pitched his little league squad to a city championship. Wednesday, nearly a year to the day, the right-hander had the right stuff in leading Pepsi to a Babe Ruth championship berth.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Court asked to toss tax legislation

SALEM — A state senator filed suit Tuesday against the state, governor and legislative leaders claiming a controversial tax bill the Legislature passed earlier this year is unconstitutional.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Cooling Jets

Jeremiah Muma, 3, plays with a jet of water shooting up from the ground in the splash park at Thompson Park, momentarily blocking the jet of cool water with his hand.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

WA men recall three weeks with Kennedy

YAKIMA — For probably most Americans, June 6 came and went quietly. Even for Alonzo Marquez of Yakima and Richard Hernandez of Moses Lake. Marquez, raised in Outlook, and Hernandez, who grew up in Mabton, were with Sen. Robert “Bobby” Kennedy just hours before he was assassinated on June 4, 1968.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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