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Editorial: M88 fixes system, M90 opens doors

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board is evenly split between political viewpoints and also includes Marilyn Roth, publisher. Following is a breakdown of our vote on two statewide measures that will be decided by Oregon voters Nov. 4. The remainder of the ballot issues, as well are our endorsement of state and federal candidates, will be addressed later this week.

Mt. Hood Film festival returns Nov. 7, HR

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Hotel downstairs and Andrew’s Skylight Theater. The festival will feature a segment of 3D films –the only film festival in the PNW featuring 3D. In addition to showcasing national and worldwide films, the festival features local and NW filmmakers and is supported almost entirely by community volunteers and local businesses.

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

Commentary: Creating a conflict that does not exist

In its Oct. 20 editorial, The Dalles Chronicle stated it could not overcome a concern that electing Bridget Bailey would muddy “the waters between the judicial and legislative branch” because we are married. This is unfounded. I work for neither the legislative nor judicial branch. The Chronicle knows this already: they have done extensive reporting and editorializing on my interactions with the judicial branch of government, and I do not work in the legislature. I am independent of both the legislative and judicial branches, and independent of Wasco County Commissioners. I would have been happy to remind anyone at the Chronicle of this, but no one called me.

Letter to the editor: Vicious political game

To the editor: Response to Laura (letter published Oct. 21) Hey kiddo that’s politics for you. Mr. Clark’s remarks are normal, that happens in the election crisis. To me politics is a vicious game centered on blasphemy, lewdness, indignity, mud-slinging and anything else one wants to call it just to get votes and I don’t buy it in the least.

Letter to the editor: M92 is about rights

To the editor: Millions of dollars are flooding into Oregon from out of state corporations trying to deny Oregonians the right to know if genetically modified (GM) crops are in the food we feed our families.

Assessment shows gorge work underfunded

Commission historically short-staffed, report says

Study finds gorge commission at odds

A recent study of the Gorge Commission found the regional body is at deep odds over a number of significant points, but it is also, interestingly, the most collegial commission in memory.

Mosier restores fire chief

Appleton has not yet said if he will stay on

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Pool work begins Oct. 28

Parks District will seek loan to cover $150,000 budget deficit

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Back where they belong

Riverhawk volleyball team sweeps Hood River Valley to earn state play-in berth

Ask Dr. K: Home blood pressure monitor gives control

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor told me to check my blood pressure at home, but he didn’t give me many details. Could you provide some guidance? DEAR READER: Keeping your blood pressure in check is vital to maintaining heart health and preventing stroke. But the way most of us monitor our pressure — by trekking to the doctor’s office for occasional blood pressure checks — is far from ideal.

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Artisian Attic seeks vendors

Artists and antique dealers with an eye to quality are encouraged to investigate “The Artisan Attic” being established in the upstairs loft of “The whole ball of yarn” downtown The Dalles.

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I.O.O.F. gets a big facelift

Facade restoration program expanded for private shops

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Planting Wheat

DIRECT SEEDING of winter wheat on the Rich Kortge farm in Columbia District just east of The Dalles was undertaken under marginal conditions in late September and early October when continuing dry weather made the ground more impermeable.

What's happening from Oct. 23

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 23, 2014.

Fight beetles, save trees

The five-spined Ips bark beetle continues to rampage through Columbia Gorge-area ponderosa pines, killing many in a distinctive pattern of reddened tree tops. What’s expected for our pine trees? And is there any help for area homeowners with dying pines?

Temporary burn ban lifted

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue has lifted the temporary burning restriction due to rainfall.

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Mosier fire board on hot seat

Citizens protest termination of long-time chief Jim Appleton

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Rapoza plans move forward

Study shows positive market outlook

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