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Homecoming spirits running high

Students dress up, teachers take to the field

Wolf panel picks final two

Business representatives take committee seats

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Editorial cartoons from Sept. 25

Editorial cartoons from Sept. 25, 2014.

Letter to the editor: Two steps back

To the editor: I’ve been setting my recycle bin out on the top of my cement retaining wall for The Dalles Disposal to pick up since recycling started years ago. Recently, instead of putting it back, they have been tossing it in the street, close to the curb between two cars.

Letter to the editor: Who was Colonel Wright?

To the editor: Located at 610 West 14th Street in The Dalles is the Colonel Wright School. Just who is this Colonel Wright and why do we have a school named after him? Colonel Wright was an officer in the United States Army. He was born in Norwich, Vermont and was a West Point graduate. During the time of his service in the Oregon territories, he engaged in making treaties with the Native American tribes of this area.

Letter to the editor: rein in spending

To the editor: I am happy to see our city manager cleared up the issue of the million-dollar transfer of ratepayers’ water and sewer money to the general fund. It is nice to know that the million dollars did not go into the “black hole” city government but was used to “buy” administrative support services from the folks who work in City Hall, like our city clerk, who makes $92,775 a year plus $42,222 in benefits for a grand total of $134,997. I feel much better now.

Letter to the editor: Worthy role models

To the editor: I’ve just finished watching the seven-part series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” produced by Ken Burns, which airs on Oregon Public Broadcasting this month.

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Editorial: Paid sick leave long overdue

A coalition of activist organizations seeking to boost the minimum wage and require paid sick days for all workers has a better shot at the second goal, at least in Oregon.

Art Center greets October artists Thursday, Oct. 2

The Dalles Art Center will feature the work of watercolorist Andrew Pate and ceramic artists Dan Noble and Elsie Petrequint-Noble Oct. 1 – 31.

Walk memorializes family loss in pregnancy, infancy

Gorge residents touched by the loss of pregnancy from miscarriage, ectopic, stillbirth or infant loss within the first year of life are invited to walk in memorial Oct. 3 in Hood River.

Arts and entertainment calendar from Sept. 25

Arts and entertainment calendar from Sept. 25, 2014.

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Cross country event is still bringing large numbers

Conklin sees 223 signed in for yearly Jumpstart race

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Local football teams rolling up their sleeves

Sherman, Dufur are on the road; TD hosts Summit

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Care facility gets a fresh face

EUGIYNIY CUTS a final stone to size as he finishes the day’s work remodeling the entry way at Columbia Basin Care Facility, which is undergoing extensive renovation, Wednesday evening Sept. 24. He and co-worker Vadim were facing an outside wall with stone, and are with GNM of Portland.

Coyotes target roaming cats in Bend

BEND (AP) — A Bend resident who lost her cat is now posting warnings to other pet owners about coyotes. The message from Leila Thompson gives the same advice as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Don’t let your cats roam at night.

Unemployment claims fluctuate

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago.

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Maupin donates to warriors

Oct. trips get $2,691 boost

Forest service eyes filming permit requirement in wilderness

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing permanent new rules that would require media organizations to obtain a permit to film and shoot photographs in more than 100 million acres of the nation’s wilderness.

For the record, Sept. 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 25, 2014.

City names district librarian

Wavrunek to relocate from Wisconsin

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