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Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip —The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments.

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Water’s Edge Fitness Festival, May 3

The Water’s Edge duathlon, half-marathon, and 10K is offering a day of fun and fitness for all ages and abilities Saturday morning, May 3.

What's happening from April 23

Nonprofit events calendar from April 23, 2014.

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Wahtonka seeks high school students

New community school due to open July 7

AstroGraph for April 23, 2014

Your keen interest in helping others will come to the forefront this year. You will have to decide which among many options will be the most valuable. By developing a friendship with an older person, you will gain knowledge, expertise and profound perception.

Everyday Cheapskate: You can get prepared one tip at a time

The idea of emergency preparedness is a good one. Every family needs some kind of plan in the event of a kind of disaster that could disrupt the normal course of life. But where to start? Hopefully, these quick tips will do the trick to get you unstuck and on your way to being prepared.

Ask Dr. K: During heart attack, restoring blood flow is critical

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband recently had a heart attack. Fortunately, he’s doing well. But I’d like to understand better what happens to the heart during a heart attack.

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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.

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