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For the record, Jan. 30

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 30, 2015.

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After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull revealed

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. The Hunley was the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

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Ships generate jobs, dollars in Astoria

ASTORIA — Ships drop more than just their anchors when they settle into the Astoria Anchorage, giving the economy a boost as crews hit dry land for supplies.

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Riverhawk wrestlers battle Buckaroos

Jimenez takes win by fall

What's happening from Jan. 30

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 30, 2015.

TD, Maupin selected for citizen science project

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — High schools and community colleges from 14 Oregon communities have been selected to participate in a five-year citizen science astronomy research project to study the outer solar system.

Volunteers needed for Battle of the Books

Schools across the state are gearing up for the Oregon Battle of the Books, and volunteers are needed to officiate the tournaments.

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Chenowith rides into Bikes for Books

LILY RUIZ AND Alex Vasquez, students at Chenowith elementary school, received bikes donated by Masonic Lodge 15 of The Dalles as part of the Bikes for Books program.

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St. Mary’s auction Feb. 7

Family activities take place tonight

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Sister Cities launches membership drive

Association seeks to expand community involvement

Oregonians could pay more at pump

New taxes could top 25 cents

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Dufur tandem earns high honors

Some of the biggest names in Dufur Ranger volleyball history have hoisted trophies, shared great moments and have been recognized with all-league and all-state awards. Dufur seniors Taylor Darden and Montana Ferres are a part of that esteemed group of athletes.

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Editorial cartoon from Jan. 29

Editorial cartoon from Jan. 29, 2015

Letter to the editor: Better coverage

To the editor: The Chronicle’s front-page story January 23 covering an interested person’s public records request concerning Wasco County’s decision to leave the North Central Public Health District was enlightening and truly newsworthy. However, one has to ask why it took an interested person’s effort to generate the Chronicle’s reporting of the records involved.

Letter to the editor: Uniting Americans

To the editor: This morning, I thought about the State of the Union issues, and the congressional vs. presidential state of stalemate. I know a way to pass something through Congress that would also get the swift signature of the president… sort of get the “ball” of cooperation going.

Letter to the editor: Clean up park

To the editor: I like to walk my little dog at the Lewis and Clark event site. The parks department does a great job during the summer at keeping the grass cut and the park clean.

Letter to the editor: Look for the truth

To the editor: Who do you serve? Do you serve veterans? Do you serve patients? People? America? Your church? Money? Status? Service is a good thing; people who serve usually are better people.

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Editorial: Time to allow industrial hemp farms?

The pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together to allow Oregon’s farmers to start planting what could become their next cash crop: industrial hemp. It’s about time.

Arts and entertainment calendar

Arts and entertainment calendar from Jan. 29, 2015.

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Art center hosts watercolor show

THE DALLES ART Center will host the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) traveling show March 5 to 30. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. This collection of 20 award-winning works was selected from the 80 works juried into WSO’s 47th Annual Transparent Media exhibition, and they feature some of the finest watercolor artists in Oregon. The Traveling Show toured Oregon for five months and closes at The Dalles. “We’re delighted to showcase this diverse selection of original transparent watercolors,” said Gallery director Carmen Toll. “This exhibit continues the Watercolor Society’s tradition of featuring a fascinating array of artwork that ranges from traditional themes to semi-abstract visions. Each artist demonstrates an advanced ability to interpret their subjects in dynamic designs with highly personalized color palettes and brush strokes.” The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday.

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