Area residents are invited to attend a meeting to hear findings regarding architectural review of various sites in Maupin that have been considered for a new public library.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of tea party and conservative groups seems to be part of a culture of cover-ups and political intimidation by the Obama administration. The remark by Republican Dave Camp of Michigan came as his panel began a hearing on the IRS’s tough screening of conservative groups.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An anteater has given birth at a Connecticut conservation center, prompting officials there to wonder how the mother conceived.
Devices used for torture are found in old govt. prisons BEIRUT (AP) — Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
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Speaker’s Forum The Mid-Columbia Fellowship of Churches invites the public to its monthly Speaker’s Forum at The First United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. May 28. The speaker will be US Army Chaplain Daniel Thompson, who will be talking on “Partners in Care.”
ATLANTA — When Ed Buckner and his family went to a north Georgia state park to celebrate his son’s birthday, he was surprised and concerned to find Bibles in the state-owned cabin he had rented. An atheist, Buckner believes no religious literature should be provided in government-owned lodging. He presented that concern to management at the Amicalola Falls State Park.
Creation, destruction, renewal are exhibit themes VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is getting back into its centuries-old tradition of arts patronage with its first-ever exhibit at the Venice Biennale, commissioning a biblically inspired show about creation, destruction and renewal for one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary arts festivals.
What does it mean if, after opener begins with one no-trump, responder bids two clubs, Stayman, then rebids three of a minor?
TDW, SWC, Dufur and Sherman look to grab state qualifications If there was ever a moment to shine on the biggest stage this weekend is the time do so, as four local track and field teams hit the track for their respective meets.
Tribe hosts Corvallis in state play-in showdown at 5 p.m. When it comes to playoff softball, The Dalles Wahtonka finds a way to flip the switch for a memorable run.
Junior Baseball standouts win three games at Mother’s Day Tournament in Aloha With a young roster on his side, 10U Sluggers manager Thad Routson is using this time to instill the fundamentals of the game, while bringing his years of knowledge and an attitude of fun to the mix.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for May 17, 2013
Wasco County Circuit Court Joel Christopher Smith, 39, 18 months supervised probation, $600 court costs, for possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony. Andrew William Glen Buckles, 25, 40 days jail, with credit for time served, 36 months supervised probation, $200 court costs, for fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence, a Class C felony. A charge of harassment was dismissed.
Community leaders have a plan for making The Dalles a better place, and citizens can learn about it during a May 21 presentation by author and national speaker Dr. Sandra Bloom.
College loses, county and city gain funding The Dalles City Council was questioned Monday about negotiating a deal with Wasco County “behind closed doors” that benefitted both agencies but resulted in a major loss of funding for Columbia Gorge Community College.
If local schools are going to meet the statewide goal of having 100 percent of students graduate from high school by 2025, Ernie Blatz thinks they need to change the way they do business.
District to consider new rink at site of old skatepark The roller hockey youth league sponsored in recent years by the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District will not compete this year due to a decline in participation, and the district will take advantage of the lull to explore a new site for the rink currently located at Riverfront Park.
There’s a strong possibility that in coming months you will become involved in an endeavor that requires secrecy. It could either bomb or turn out better than you anticipate.
It’s no secret that Americans are in debt up to their eyeballs. And to what can we attribute this colossal “living beyond our means” phenomenon? I don’t think it’s because we’ve had so many emergencies. It’s because we don’t ever want to feel poor.