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No. 3 Dufur completes road sweep in Moro

Rangers grab a 11-4 comeback victory in the opener

E-cig industry awaits federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They’re about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

SEATTLE — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. A Boy Scouts attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it no longer could host troops under the Boy Scouts name.

For the record, April 22

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 22, 2014.

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Editorial cartoons from April 22

Editorial cartoons from April 22, 2014.

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Editorial: Tiny fruit, big impact

For Wasco County, probably nothing divides cold, dark winter from the full bloom of spring better than the Northwest Cherry Festival.

Letter to the editor: Elect Bailey

To the editor: I served 10 years as a Wasco County Commissioner, retiring December 2012. I understand what it takes to work hard to represent all citizens of the County with their many different and varied views. I believe Bridget Bailey is the best person to do that for Wasco County and it’s citizens.

Letter to the editor: Vote Ferguson

To the editor: As longtime resident of Wasco County, when we heard Nora Ferguson declared her candidacy for Wasco County Commissioner Position 1 my wife and I were thrilled. We first met Nora when our grandchildren were attending Colonel Wright Elementary School. We were impressed with Nora’s devotion to her work and genuine concern for the well being of everyone around her.

Letter to the editor: Wolf at the door

To the editor: The local realization that The Dalles is suddenly becoming wolf habitat is humorous. Wolves have been coming since the wolves were transplanted into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. That was the plan before the first wolf’s paws hit the ground. We should first set the record straight as to cause and effect.

Letter to the editor: Creosote

To the editor: The Smell of Creosote Sixty five years ago Dad worked at the Tie Plant Using creosote.

Letter to the editor: Bikes should obey

To the editor: I recently was northbound on U.S. Highway 197 heading to The Dalles when, at Eightmile Road, I observed a bicycle coming from the west side. This person continued through the intersection at full speed without stopping. There was traffic coming in both directions.

What's happening from April 22

What's happening from April 22, 2014.

Trail horse clinic May 3-4

A Trail Horse Clinic with Bob and Linda Banks of Roseburg is set for Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4 in Goldendale.

Workshop focuses on writing memoirs

The Hood River County Library and Literary Arts are hosting Oregon Book Award author Jay Ponteri for a free creative nonfiction writing workshop Wednesday, May 14, 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. Please sign up at the library.

Dam visitor center opens May 2

Beginning May 2, The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will be open to the public Friday through Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Military moms invited to tea

The Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will mark the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day by honoring the mothers of active-duty troops, fallen warriors and veterans from the Mid-Columbia region at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place.

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Easter celebrations

Photos from Easter celebrations in The Dalles.

Olson chosen as lead judge

Circuit Court Judge John Olson has been appointed by Thomas Balmer, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, to serve as the presiding judge of the Seventh Judicial District.

Portland K-9 shooting suspects have local ties

Shoot-out in Portland ends with injured officer, dead K-9 partner

Oregon ranchers kill 500-lb black bear

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Ranchers in south-central Oregon have legally killed a nearly 500-pound black bear after one of their heifers was killed by a bear and the giant animal was found in the family’s cattle herd.

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