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Health and safety at the forefront

Coaches and players place a high priority on understanding heat ailments

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Dreaming of a Musical Tower

Bell tower a 30-year project

Some containment reported in home-destroying John Day fire

PORTLAND (AP) — Officials are starting to report some containment of the wildfire that destroyed 36 houses near John Day, Oregon, but gusty winds were expected to continue on the southeast flank.

Crash damages OSP vehicle

A vehicle struck an unoccupied Oregon State Police patrol car Tuesday evening, Aug. 18, on I-84.

For the record, Aug. 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 21, 2015

Nisley explains display of photo

County counsel accuses DA of ethical violations in filing

DA files bar response

Nisley denies actions were vengeful

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Wild water slide

CALEB PARSONS, 12, The Dalles, swoops down the water slide at the Northern Wasco County Aquatics Center Thursday afternoon. The new pool, which opened in June, will end its season on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Public input sought on pot

Twelve landowners seek to grow marijuana

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Shadows add new light to softball

First-year 12U program using fall workouts as a springboard to 2016 success

The Dalles man missing

Bullock last seen in upper Hood River valley

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Editorial cartoons from Aug. 20

Editorial cartoons from Aug. 20, 2015

Letter to the editor: TD needs roller rink

To the editor: Hi my name is Nevaeh and I just want to talk about fun things to do for kids like me. The community put in a new swimming pool and that was a good idea but some people don’t want to swim every day and don’t have the money. But what can we do during the winter? So I had an idea that we should get a roller skating rink.

Letter to the editor: Ray is a 'river lion'

To the editor: After reading the article about Ray the sea lion I am enamoured with him. Now I am not a crazed animal rights activist nor am I a boat house owner who has to put up with his massive destructive size. I honestly feel like we should leave him alone, in the 4 years he’s been living in our area I haven’t heard of any major drop in salmon numbers or any stories of mass destruction due to his presence, outside of a drooping dock and occupied deck.

Arts and Entertainment calendar from Aug. 20

Arts and Entertainment calendar from Aug. 20, 2015

For the record from Aug. 20

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 20, 2015.

Campfires banned in parks; Wash. restrict forest industry work

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is prohibiting all campfires in state parks due to high fire danger. The ban includes but is not limited to designated fire pits, tiki torches and candles. The ban also extends to fires on ocean beaches.

Tough wildfire season predicted as ‘new normal’

PORTLAND (AP) — The intense wildfire season ravaging the West and taxing fire crews and equipment to their limits is the new normal, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday at a fire site in Oregon.

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Gun range coming soon

Dallesport will be site of new shooting area

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Harris takes lead role at TDMS

New principal arrives with track record of boosting student achievement

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