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What's happening from July 23

Nonprofit events calendar from July 23, 2014.

Buck Brush Bramble tees off August 19

Tee it up, tap it in and try your luck at the Buck Brush Bramble Golf Tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 19, at The Dalles Country Club.

AstroGraph for July 23, 2014

Your keen interest in helping others will come to the forefront this year. You will have to decide which among many possibilities will be the most effective and valuable. By developing a friendship with someone older, you will gain knowledge, expertise and profound perception.

Arlington Chamber hosts annual car show July 26

The Arlington Community Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Arlington Show ‘n’ Shine Car Show Saturday, July 26.

Everyday Cheapskate: Novel ideas to make cooking fun and rewarding

There’s just something satisfying about knowing how to make perfectly uniform meatballs, chocolate mousse or baked potatoes in half the time. Today I have a plethora of fun and easy kitchen tips that are sure to raise your kitchen IQ and make you smile at the same time.

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‘Soap,’ a one-act ‘tragicomedy’ premiers Thursday

“The dinner table is set, the family is gathered… and everything just goes downhill from there.” That’s how Augustus Thomas, writer and director of After School Production’s latest summer one-act describes “Soap.”

Ask Dr. K: Treatments for actinic keratosis rarely leave scars

DEAR DOCTOR K: I saw my doctor about a patch of rough, brown skin that I noticed on my upper arm. He said it is actinic keratosis and needs to be removed. Is it cancer? How will it be removed?

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Community School seeks books

New project aims to promote community literacy

Gorge panel seeks halt to oil trains

The gorge commission has asked for a moratorium on all new coal and oil transports through the gorge until a risk analysis is done and measures are in place to avoid derailments and provide mitigation should they occur.

City considers ship docking fee

Flat fee would redeem operating costs

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Shaniko Butte fire sees rain gain

Authorities watch for lightning-sparked fires as fuel dries.

Shaniko Butte Fire update; 75 percent contained

The Shaniko Butte Fire received a quarter-inch of rain on Tuesday afternoon from a thunderstorm that also produced a powerful display of lightning and thunder. 900 strikes were detected on and near the Warm Springs Reservation. Firefighters will be on the lookout today and throughout the week for possible “sleeper” fires from lightning strikes that begin to show up when the fuels start drying out.

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TD Babe Ruth 14U All Stars take third place

Baseball team defeats Salem/Keizer 11-4 in finale

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Rodeo hits the final frontier

R.J. Hicks scores late run for first in bull riding; Casey Maddox is tops in saddle bronc

Hillsboro hit by pastry prankster

HILLSBORO (AP) — There’s mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn’t involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we’re talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard.

Eugene hosts IAAF World Junior championships

Trayvon Bromell is making bold predictions for the junior world track championships this week.

Raid targets pot grows on California tribal land

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Yurok tribe launched a large-scale raid Monday targeting illegal marijuana grows along the Klamath River that have threatened the reservation’s water supply and damaged its ecosystem.

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Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fires

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

Senior news: Being realistic isn't giving up

Do we always have to act our age? Do we really have to stop dressing up for Halloween, or drawing with watercolors and crayons? Or telling corny jokes we have all heard several times before (but still find amusing)? If you are 92, should you really climb under the house when your wife is afraid she will have to call 911 to pull you out? (I don’t think you really want to be the opening segment on the Channel 6 news: “Stubborn Geezer in over his head.”)

Personal items recovered from Oso mudslide

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of pieces of personal property have been recovered from the site of the March 22 mudslide near Oso.

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