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County beats state in turnout

Wasco County was eight points higher in ballot returns for the May 15 primary — at nearly 38 percent participation — than the overall state average of 29 percent.

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Schwartz defeats Runyon

By decisive margins, Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon was defeated by challenger Kathy Schwartz, and Commissioner Scott Hege held his seat against challenger Roy Justesen.

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Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

WILSONVILLE — Rep. Knute Buehler has won the race for the GOP nomination for governor, according to unofficial election results. "The change we all need has started with victory tonight and the road to a better Oregon begins tomorrow in earnest," Bueher said to a crowd of 200 supporters Tuesday, May 15.

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Letter to the Editor: Shame on D21

To the editor: Shame, shame on District 21 and whoever made the bad decision not to allow those two young men to march in to graduation in their Marine dress uniforms.

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Letter to the Editor: Sea Lion problem

To the editor: The good efforts by the Yakama Tribe to help protect salmon and steelhead runs from predation by sea lions, I really appreciate. However, until sea lions that are killing salmon and steelhead are killed and not just hazed, the problem of decimated runs of these fish will probably get a lot worse.

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Telles wraps up state play in a tie for ninth

Down seven strokes through one day, The Dalles golfer Aidan Telles planned on playing his normal game, while also taking more calculated risks to get a chance at creeping closer to the top of the leaderboard.

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Girls tennis picks up two wins at district tourney

One goal Debby Jones and her tennis players had for the district tournament was to win at least two matches. Natalie Varland and Lupita Contreras posted a No. 1 doubles victory and the No. 3 pairing of Pearl Guzman and Karla Najera added a win to their record to lead The Dalles girls’ tennis team at the two-day Special District 1 district tournament held at Sunriver in Bend.

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Schwartz, Hege ahead in early results

Early and unofficial election results from the Wasco County courthouse May 15, 8 p.m., show Wasco County Commissioner Position 3 challenger Kathy Schwartz defeating incumbent Rod Runyon, and commissioner Position 1 incumbent Scott Hege defeating challenger Roy Justeson.

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­High Water

A bicyclist navigates high water covering the Riverfront Trail at the Union St. underpass in The Dalles, which was closed to traffic. Much of nearby Riverfront Park was also flooded.

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Fate of Gitchell building remains in limbo

The fate of the historic Waldron Drug/Gitchell building at the foot of Washington Street is still up in the air after The Dalles City Council directed staff Monday to prepare paperwork for its demolition or relocation by a citizen group. Both options are to be brought back to the council for review in 120 days.

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Students prepare to visit Miyoshi City, Japan

The Dalles Sister Cities Association is preparing to send a new delegation of 12 students and four adult chaperones to The Dalles’ sister city — Miyoshi City, Japan — in early July. To raise money, the association is hosting a “Jubilee for Japan” at the Sunshine Mill on Saturday, May 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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Telles tied for seventh through first round

The Dalles sophomore Aidan Telles carded a season-best 5-over par 77 for a seventh-place tie, seven strokes behind overall Leader, Marist’s John Pollock, in opening-round action at the OSAA 5A boys’ golf state championships Monday on the Emerald Valley Golf Club course in Creswell.

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TD tennis opens eyes at districts

With an entire varsity roster of unseeded players, The Dalles boys’ tennis coach Shea MacNab called last weekend’s district performance something to build on. Andy Lopez won three singles matches and the No. 1 doubles tandem of Ethan Martin and Devam Patel combined for three victories, including an upset of the eighth-seeded Mountain View duo to lead the Riverhawks at the 5A Special District 1 Tournament ending Saturday in Hermiston.

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TD baseball loses to Forest Grove, 5-4

The Dalles baseball team lost its fifth game of the season by three runs or fewer, as 6A Forest Grove staved off a late rally with the eventual game-winning run scored in the bottom of the sixth inning of a 5-4 victory Monday at Forest Grove.

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Final high school design proposal unveiled

A compactly designed proposed high school, centered around a courtyard allowing natural light into classrooms, was unveiled to the final meeting of a master planning committee May 3. Architects were also able to fit all the requested sports fields on the 29-acre property at West 10th and Chenowith Loop.

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CGCC nursing program gets boost

Nursing students starting at Columbia Gorge Community College next fall will enter a new program designed to meet changes in the industry and increase access to four-year degrees. The curriculum also allows students a seamless transition from community college to Oregon Health & Science and University, where they can take an additional year of coursework to earn a bachelor’s of science in nursing.

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Governor calls for OR tax bill

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday issued a proclamation calling for a special legislative session May 21 and released a draft of the bill she wants lawmakers to consider. The proposed law would expand to sole proprietors state tax breaks available to owners of certain businesses whose business income "passes through" to their personal income tax returns instead of paying corporate rates.

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