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Letter to the editor: New record system

To the editor: Next week, the five Mid-Columbia Outpatient Clinics will begin converting to a new electronic health record system. We believe this upgrade will help us work more efficiently and effectively. The new system will also give our patients access to their own health information through an online portal called My Chart.

Letter to the editor: Ghastly mistake

To the editor: You made a ghastly mistake in placing the dark black “Sex Abuser...’ headline above the picture of the honorable young man ( Fritz) who is battling Tourette’s syndrome, in your July 22 2015 issue. At first glance especially when the paper is folded, it looks like he is the perpetrator. What a thoughtless and inconsiderate layout.

Arts and entertainment calendar

Arts and entertainment calendar from July 30

Meyer Memorial Trust announces $5.6M in grants

At its July program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 29 grants and program related investments, totaling just over $5.6 million, for organizations across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Road paving alters 10th Street travel

The Dalles Public Works crews will continue resurfacing two sections of 10th Street next week, a project that is expected to be completed by Aug. 6.

Ombudsman training a first in gorge counties

Search is on for volunteers in the region

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Fire victims grateful for generosity

Blackwell family of Petersburg returned from dinner to find house in flames

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Golf camp preparing youths

Main goal is to instill a fundamental base in eight weeks

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Lights-out performance

TD 13-15U Babe Ruth All Stars capture opening-game win over Alberta, Canada

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Letters lead police to Eugene

EUGENE (AP) — A Eugene area man was detained for questioning and then released late Tuesday in connection with suspicious letters that were sent to 24 county sheriff’s offices, two Portland TV stations reported.

Civic chat

Community members, businesses, faith-based organization leadership and representatives from civic groups are invited to a discussion about building volunteerism and promoting citizen engagement in area events.

Help wanted

Organizers of the annual Pig Bowl competition between law enforcement agencies in the Mid-Columbia are are seeking a family or individual to raise money for at the 2015 event, which takes place in September.

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Sunshine in The Dalles

Early morning sun bathes the Sunshine Mill at the east end of The Dalles Wednesday morning. High today is predicted to reach 100 degrees, 106 on Thursday and 107 on Friday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the triple digits through the weekend.

Library shelves 500 new books for kids

The Dalles Wasco County Library will receive nearly 500 new children’s books Wednesday night, July 29

Port marks ‘marriage’

Community invited to Friday celebration

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Crush focused on next summer

After season wrapped up, Coach Ryan LeBreton turning focus on offseason improvement

For the record July 28

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 28, 2015.

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Editorial cartoons from July 28

Editorial cartoons from July 28, 2015.

Letter to the editor: Proud of police dept.

To the editor: As I hear about national cop abuse of power the more proud I am our Police Department. Over the 4th of July weekend they and the Sheriff's Office handled 78 calls, most involving excessive drinking. Angry drunks are so unpredictable and prone to excessive violence that I cannot imagine stepping in to stop it. They didn't choke hold anyone, shoot a minority, use excessive force or haul people in on trumped up charges.

Crosstalk: Are fetal tissue ‘sales’ right or wrong?

Crosstalk: Are fetal tissue ‘sales’ right or wrong? Two views:

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