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Everyday Cheapskate: So, you’re getting a tax refund!

Discovering that you’ll be getting a tax refund is certainly not the worst news you’ve had in your life. In fact, it’s easy to see a tax refund as some kind of gift from the universe. But here’s the truth: It’s part of your paycheck that you should have been getting all along. Plan now for how you’ll manage it or your refund could evaporate into thin air. You have options. Choose well.

No. 13 Eagle Indians focused on the finish

Team tries to erase skid with league play looming

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Tribe golfers set personal records

All five players hit in the 80s to capture a fourth-place team finish of 336

What's happening from April 18

Nonprofit events calendar from April 18, 2014.

Ask Dr. K: Time-out must be enforced to be effective

DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve mentioned time-outs as an appropriate way to discipline young children. But they don’t work for my son, at least the way I’m doing them. What can I do differently?

Actor brings Einstein to life in Moro

Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson will bring Albert Einstein to life in a unique one-man show, “The Relativity of Albert Einstein,” Monday, April 21 at 12:45 p.m. during an assembly at Sherman Junior-Senior High School in Moro.

Local artists featured in 'Art Beat' exhibit

A handful of local artists will be featured in an exhibit honoring “Oregon Art Beat’s” 15th season on OPB.

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Oregon mine illustrates problems with national law

RIDDLE — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.

For the record, April 18

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 18, 2014.

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Modern Readiness

National Guard-college partnership celebrated at new Readiness Center

Wyden: Public deeply skeptical

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was asked by a resident of The Dalles Tuesday if he believed elected officials should be held to a higher standard of conduct, which earned an emphatic “yes” answer.

Man faces 360 sex abuse counts

A 61-year-old man from The Dalles was arrested Thursday evening on 360 counts of sex abuse involving multiple victims.

Dufur continues 2A rampage

No. 2 Rangers pound four homers in a 26-5 victory

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Still earning their marks

TD boy’s tennis team wins three matches in 5-3 loss to Hood River Valley

Sherman loses 4-3 to Umatilla

Kaseberg, Belshe and Shafer each grab singles wins

14U Crush ready for action

With several local high school teams past the midway point of their spring schedules, the Cherry City crush softball program is getting set to kick off their spring and summer campaigns with championship aspirations as a driving force.

Cycling challenge coming in May

To continue building on its reputation as the go-to race organizers for all things related to long distance cycling, The Challenge Series is back for its third event in their 2014 Series, taking place May 10 in Hillsboro.

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Tennis girls gain first match win

Miller, Pashek and Murrillo nab singles wins; Wilson and Pielli top doubles

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Audit questions $17 million Wash. spent on bridge proposal

THE WASHINGTON State auditor’s office questions $17 million of the $188 million the state spent on plans to build a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River before the project was aborted.

County backs off deportation holds

HILLSBORO (AP) — The Washington County sheriff’s office says it will no longer hold people for possible deportation.

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