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Letter to the Editor: Help for stutterers

To the editor: For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same—year after year.

Letter to the Editor: Resist Trump

To the editor: Wake up, America. We are now confronting a president-elect who has nominated persons for his cabinet and department chairs who are advocates for policies that appear to defy the purposes of the offices they would hold.

Letter to the Editor: Occupied nation

To the editor: Dear RaeLynn, I struggled much of the night trying to find a way to be strategic in responding to your comments about Israel and Palestine in Wednesday’s Crosstalk. I’ve not been able to do that. Years ago my American Jewish mentor in West Jerusalem taught me that, on this issue, diplomacy merely delays the inevitable.

Letter to the Editor: Remember rule

To the editor: Republicans have promised to "repeal" Obamacare, but have yet to agree on what the "replacement" will look like. After six years of failing to agree on a detailed "replacement" plan, many of the 20 million people who have gained coverage under the ACA are worried.

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Editorial: Winter wonderland is overrated

The Chronicle wants to recognize the men and women who responded to medical and traffic calls, kept the roads passable and helped both stranded motorists and the homeless during a very tough week.

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China on his mind

The Dalles native Luke Habberstad believes much of what happens in our lives is dictated by chance. And so it was that an eye-opening course he decided to take in his last semester of college propelled him on his eventual career path. Today, he’s an assistant professor of early Chinese studies at the University of Oregon.

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The time is now for TD Riverhawk skiers

Athletes look forward to the official start of 2017 campaign on Saturday

Usually at this time of year, senior Sydney Reed is in the middle of her basketball season from her point guard position for the Dufur High School program. Instead of dribbling, passing and shooting 3-pointers, Reed is equipped with skis, a helmet and goggles at the start of 2017.

For the Record for Jan. 13

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 13, 2017

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UP files suit on Mosier project

Union Pacific Railroad has sued the Wasco County Commission in federal court over its rejection of a proposed expansion of tracks near Mosier.

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Snapshots of Winter

Cold weather is forecast to continue over the next few days, with "melting" temperatures arriving early next week.

Mayor chooses working groups

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has made a series of appointments to fill several expired or vacant terms on a variety of local boards and committees.

Blue Zone meetings set

The Dalles is among three Oregon towns being considered for a Blue Zone Project, which would bring three years of paid staff to help create a healthier community.

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MINT starts year with arrests

The Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force ended 2016 and started the new year by executing search warrants that led to the arrest of three people.

Closures and delays for Friday, Jan. 13

North Wasco County Schools will be on a two hour delay Friday. Columbia Gorge Community College: Classes are canceled at both campuses. Campuses are open and staff should report to work. Centerville Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Klickitat Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Horizon Christian - Hood River: 2 Hours Late. The bus will run. OCDC Headstart: Multnomah County-Closed.Washington County-Closed. Odell and The Dalles staff report at 10 a.m. for pre-service. Mulino site-closed, staff report as instructed. Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Intel Oregon FIRST Lego League State Championships Postponed.

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Hoops excitement is coming to the gorge

A total of 15 teams are expected for tourney action this weekend

Over the past two months, six youth teams representing the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy have been putting in countless hours of work in preparation for some competitive hardwood action – four of these teams will get to have their game showcased this weekend.

For the Record for Jan. 12

Police, fire, and medical reports from January 12, 2017

The facts of hypothermia

Hypothermia is when the body gets very cold and can’t warm up on its own, according to UpToDate, a medical website. It occurs when the body, normally at 98.6 degrees, drops below 95 degrees.

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The high cost of cold

Last Friday, city police officers spotted a homeless man whose gloveless fingers were swollen and dangerously discolored from exposure, and were quickly able to get services for him. Another homeless man, according to a post by a friend of his on Facebook, is facing the loss of all or part of a foot due to exposure.

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Driving in aftermath of winter storms

Since Christmas Eve, The Dalles Area Command of the Oregon State Police has assisted 202 stranded motorists and handled 184 reported crashes — 41 of which occurred within the past week.

Closures and delays for Thursday, Jan. 12

Columbia Gorge Community College: All campuses closed North Wasco County Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 due to inclement weather. Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles in The Dalles and Hood River are closed.

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