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Nonprofit events from Sept. 13, 2014.

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St. Mary’s welcomes Cycle Oregon back

Students show their support

Hydrant flush begins

The City of The Dalles Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants over the next few weeks, starting at the top of the system and working down.

Senior News: Lots of events at the senior center

I usually try to avoid being too focused on the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, but this week is going to be an exception because of these opportunities: Wednesday, Sept. 18: Passport to Happiness event from 1-2:30 p.m. Lauren Kraemer, OSU Extension Family and Community Health specialist, will demonstrate several healthy dishes.

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Wehby stumps for senate in TD

GOP candidate says she is right fit for ‘independent-minded’ state

Forest Service eyes eliminating roads

Plan could affect access to recreation

A pledge to stop coal dust

Railway will use two coats of sealant on loads

AstroGraph for September 16, 2014

Trust your instincts. You will tend to overanalyze your options, causing you to miss out on a great opportunity that could set the stage for a positive future. Think positively and get ready to take action. Do your best to avoid letting uncertainty lead to waffling.

Everyday Cheapskate: Showing up is hardest

Recently, I underwent that procedure no one my age likes to talk about. As much as I dreaded the exam, it was nothing compared to what I went through to get ready for it. Just seeing those words on the office door made me want to cut and run: Certified Financial Planner.

Ask Dr. K: Vaccine can reduce severity even after you’ve had shingles

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve already had shingles. Do I still need to get a shingles vaccine?

Smoke from Mount Hood 36-pit fire will impact region

Smoke from the 36-Pit wildfire, burning near Estacada, is passing over The Dalles Sunday afternoon, 5 p.m. and will impact Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington for the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service. SMOKE FROM THE 36-PIT WILDFIRE WILL IMPACT AREAS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THE WILDFIRE IS 10 MILES EAST OF ESTACADA ALONG HIGHWAY 224. EAST TO SOUTHEAST LOW-LEVEWIND WILL CARRY SOME OF THE SMOKE OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. SOUTHWEST MID-LEVEL WINDS WILL ALSO BRING SOME SMOKE TO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON CASCADES AND CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

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Incredible Voyage

Unique hovercraft ‘Nemotoad’ takes maiden voyage

Legal pot debate comes down to drug statistics

SALEM — After a week of growling at each other in the press, one of Oregon’s most outspoken district attorneys against marijuana legalization and the legalization-supporting congressman who represents the Portland area had their first chance Friday to trade barbs in person.

UO president search in chairman’s hands

EUGENE (AP) — The search for a new president of the University of Oregon will be a marked departure for the school, conducted largely in private and run largely by the chairman of the new board of trustees.

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Bend lava tube gets makeover

SUNRIVER (AP) — Lava River Cave south of Bend will have a new look next spring, in time for its 50th anniversary season.

Cowboy’s memorial grows

PENDLETON (AP) — Let ‘er Buck, Tripper Rice. The young cowboy died seven years ago in a car accident, but family and friends continue to honor him during Pendleton Round-Up week.

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Salmon run among largest on record

Run is forecast at 1.5 million adult and young salmon by year’s end

Letter to the editor: Chinook story error

To the editor: The article on the front page of The Chronicle Sept. 9 edition “Fall Chinook run breaks all records” was a copy of an article in the Hood River News last fall.

Letter to the editor: Can’t afford Wood

To the editor: Our water rates just went up another 10 percent. If my math is correct, this makes a 28 percent increase since 2011. Thanks to our The Dalles City Council, water rates are scheduled to go up between 8 and 10 percent each September for the next six years for about a 60 percent increase.

Letter to the editor: Supporting Green

To the editor: I am writing this letter to show my support for Mr. Scott Green. I have known Scott for many years and it has been my experience that he is a man of integrity and honor. In light of the current situation, I felt it imperative to express my sentiments.

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