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Word on the street: Rivers Edge: Tops from head to tow

Leading the tow: Rivers Edge Towing has ranked on the Towman 500, “Most Experienced Towmen in America.” Compiled by American Towman Magazine, a towing industry trade publication, the Towman 500 is based on the oldest established towing businesses in America. Rivers Edge was established in 1983. Members of the Towman 500 gathered at AT Expo in Baltimore, Md., last November and AT ShowPlace in Las Vegas this May and received a commemorative belt buckle.

Veteran’s home wins singular national honor

The Dalles care center is only veteran’s home to win national gold

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Running for bragging rights

Nearly 100 harriers put on the speed Saturday for the Wasco County Fair event

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Congresswoman’s round table focuses on forest issues

When Congresswoman Jaimie Herrera Beutler asks, agency heads pay attention. That's due in part, of course, to her seat as a sophomore representative on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. But it also helps that she is widely regarded in Congress as a practical problem solver.

Pool demo bids exceed budget estimate

A local contractor says his bid to demolish Ted Walker Pool was double the general contractor’s estimate, and the other bidder on the project was significantly over that estimate also.

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SMART invites new volunteers for school year

As the start of school year looms, The Dalles SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) reading program is preparing for another year.

Man seeks grassroots road solution

Informal meeting is set for Aug 28 at Dufur City Park

Odell shooting injures 2

Two Odell residents suffered gunshot wounds Tuesday morning and were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

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Cattlemen foot the bill for water study

OSU will look at how best to cool arid land streams, rivers

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Water dispute boils

Ranchers, environmentalists disagree about how water rules should be applied

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Editorial cartoons from Aug. 19

Editorial cartoons from Aug. 19, 2014

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Wildfire threatens homes near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

Senior news: Even knowing the benefits of moving, it will be hard

Have you had to move from a place that was your home for many years? Rita and I are considering selling our house where we have lived 28 years. The children have moved away, and it is just too darn big. (My perfect size for a house is one small enough, I only needed to plug in the vacuum cleaner once.)

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Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death

WASHINGTON — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed. Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched than ever. As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he’s struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation’s first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.

Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

LOS ANGELES — Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles Unified School District officials will announce Tuesday.

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Mojave Desert panels cause 28,000 bird deaths a year

Group mulls drug testing by parents

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — A nonprofit social services organization is considering giving parents drug tests to take home and use on their kids.

For the record, Aug. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 19, 2014.

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A matter of health and education

With two-a-days in full bloom, coaches and trainers working for player safety

Letter to the editor: Hurrah, Floozies

To the editor: Just a little thank you to the group of Floozies who are the welcoming group of The Dalles.

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