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DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration's internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration.

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Looking Back on February 19, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Fresh air of freedom

To the editor: Recently, I have enjoyed the pleasure of attending several meetings and actions organized by civic-minded people in and around The Dalles. There is change in the air and it's good change, positive change: Like, breath of fresh air kind of change.

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Editorial: Hard work pays off spectacularly

Hearty congratulations are in order for the stunning turnaround of the graduation rate at The Dalles High School.

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‘Wrecking crew’ defeats Hawks

The two-man wrecking crew of Connor Uhalde and Bailey Keever combined for 51 points on 16 of 33 shooting to lead the Dufur Rangers to a 57-38 win over Horizon Christian Friday in a Big Sky Conference district playoff game played at the Buffalo Dome Friday in Madras.

Redsides fall to Horizon Christian

Playing against one of the state’s most prolific offenses, across all divisions, the South Wasco County Redsides held Horizon Christian to 17 of 55 shooting, 5 of 22 in the second half, but the offense could not get anything going against the contentious Hawk defense in what was a 44-30 loss Friday in Big Sky district action in Madras.

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Huskies blow out Honkers in Madras

While it took a quarter for the Sherman offense to get its shots falling, the defense blitzed Arlington for 32 minutes in an impressive 71-31 Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball opener played in Madras.

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Electronic media searches at border raise worry

PORTLAND (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

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For the Love of Music

Every Tuesday after the final bell rings, Chenowith Elementary music teacher Corin Parker hosts 47 students from grades three through five at her after-school choir. Practice lasts for 45 minutes, and it’s just one of the efforts that recently earned her the Excellence in Elementary Music Education award from the Oregon Music Education Association.

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Riverhawk wrestlers recognized

The Dalles High School wrestlers Glenn Breckterfield and Steven Preston enjoyed the highest finishes for the program at last weekend’s Special District 4 championships held at Hermiston High School.

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TD cheerleaders are gearing up for 2018

In the end, there were 15 cheerleaders from The Dalles High School that gave everything they had to help the program capture its 13th state title.

For the Record for Feb. 17

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 17, 2017

Farmers face unpredictable year

There’s only one thing that area farmers know for certain about the upcoming growing season — nothing is going to be predictable this year. “It would be nice to have a crystal ball so we would know for sure what was going to happen but we don’t have that luxury,” said Steve Sugg, a Dufur cherry grower.

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The complete works

Can three people really cover 37 Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? They will in this fast-paced comedy opening this weekend.

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Website offers greater access

Wasco County’s new website provides area residents with expanded access to online services and information, and is also intended to aid in economic development. “We’re really excited about launching it and I think people will find it a much better site,” said Lisa Gambee, county clerk, who worked with other department heads to come up with the new design and content.

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Restaurant stance draws ire, backing

The Baldwin Saloon joined other restaurants across the U.S. in being closed Thursday in support of the national “Day Without Immigrants” protest, drawing both ire and applause on social media. Juanita’s Market closed at 3 p.m. Thursday, leaving messages in Spanish and English on its doors saying it would close in support of a Day Without Immigrants.

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Runners brave the February chills

Crowd of 79 takes part in Valentine’s Day event

Two days before the 10th annual Valentine’s Day Trail event, The Dalles saw a complete snow whiteout. However, the temperatures took a sharp turn and reduced the snow on the trail to nothing, so 79 running enthusiasts had the opportunity to participate in the 3k, 5k and 10k run at Lewis and Clark Park.

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Boys swimming building for future success

Hermiston’s boys’ team inched ahead of Pendleton by a 93-91 margin to take the CRC crown, and Hood River Valley (79) and The Dalles (24) made up the top-4 team outcomes.

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Swimmers looking forward to state chance

It looked as though the state journeys of seniors Hannah Weeks and Molly Taylor were dashed. In a stroke of luck, however, the Riverhawk duo, along with Bree Webber and Natalie Varland were given wild card invitations for this weekend’s OSAA State Swimming Championships at the Mt. Hood Aquatic Center in Gresham.

For the Record for Feb. 16

Police, fire, and medical reports from February 16, 2017

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