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Commentary: America is caught in ‘word storm’

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Not true, except perhaps for a person with a listening impairment. And if we move from the singular “me” to a collective “me,” this old aphorism is even more wrong. Words have power, and we are in a word storm, a storm that may have serious effects on the long-term health of our political and social environment.

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Sinclair Dinocare

A dinosaur has been spotted in The Dalles. The gas station at 801 E. Third Street, which used to be under the Shell banner, has been “rebranded” as a Sinclair station.

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A cool dream comes true at DQ

Fulfilling a dream that spanned nearly two decades, Barbara Land — the longtime manager of Dairy Queen in The Dalles — has now become the owner of the business.

For the record from Oct. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 19, 2016.

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Walden auctions flag

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden was on hand Saturday at a fundraiser for local soldiers and veterans, where he auctioned off a flag to be flown over the U.S. Capitol and a guitar painted in a flag theme.

ODOT open house Oct. 26

Highway managers for the Oregon Department of Transportation invite the public to an open house to learn about upcoming bridge construction projects near The Dalles, slated to start next year.

Year of transition for PUD

It has been a rough transition year for the Northern Wasco County PUD, which got a new general manager, Roger Kline, in January after 22 years under previous manager Dwight Langer.

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Riverside Academy hosts Oregon Trail Invite

Planning and volunteers spearhead Oct. 8 meet’s overall success

It took a year of planning and more than 400 volunteer hours to bring the Oregon Trail Invitational Meet to The Dalles.

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Matinee slugfest on tap for SWC

Team looking to secure first league win of the season against Mitchell-Spray

All things being equal, Friday afternoon’s 1A football contest between South Wasco County and Mitchell-Spray appears to be a winnable game for head coach Mike Waine and the Redsides.

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Big Sky league title up for grabs in Moro

Sherman and Perrydale set for a physical battle Friday

At 7 p.m. Friday in Moro, the No. 7 Huskies hope to exact revenge on Haylen Janesofsky, Daniel Domes and the No. 13 Perrydale Pirates in a Big Sky Conference football matchup, where the winner claims a league championship.

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Athlete of the Week: Jodi Thomasian

The Dalles secured a playoff bid last week by defeating Hermiston, 3-1. In Thomasian’s performances, she finished with 27 digs, 13 kills, 6 blocks and 2 aces against Hermiston and Pendleton.

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Hawk girls wallop on Pendleton, 4-1

Manzo and McCall score two goals each to lead The Dalles soccer

Riding a streak of six losses in their past seven games, The Dalles got two goals apiece from seniors Brooke McCall and Giselle Manzo in a 4-1 girls’ soccer victory Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference soccer match played at Pendleton High School.

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Hood River takes four-set win

TD volleyball team battles tough, but loses in four sets

The Dalles volleyball team did its best to try and spoil senior night in Hood River, but the Lady Eagles managed to score a four-set win Tuesday at Vannet Court in Hood River.

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Redsides lose to No. 1 Arlington

The South Wasco County Redsides won their opening set against No. 1-ranked Arlington, but the Lady Honkers battled back to lock down a four-set victory Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match played at Arlington High School.

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Rangers solid against Mitchell

Dufur has momentum heading into district play

The Dufur Rangers were all business against Mitchell-Spray in their senior night match. After celebrating the contributions of veterans Sydney Reed and Emily Grande-DePriest, Dufur came out swinging for 29 kills and 17 aces in a three-set sweep over the Eagle-Loggers by an average margin of 11 points per set.

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Hawks qualify for postseason in 7-0 rout

Soccer team uses pressure to dominate Pendleton

Needing a win to advance, the Riverhawks came through with a dominant performance in a 7-0 shutout victory over Pendleton Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference match played in The Dalles.

For the record from Oct. 18

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 18, 2016.

Letter to the editor: Vote Republican

To the editor: Last year Oregon, and specifically Portland, lost a company that had annual gross revenue of $40 million. This company had many local suppliers and employees. Today the building is vacant because of over-regulation from city, county and state government people who sponge off the backs of business.

Letter to the editor: Kingmakers

Our nation as we have known it is slipping away as more and more of the Kingmakers (people in control and with their own agenda) make decisions that are at odds with “We the people.”

Crosstalk:An inside look at a newspaper’s role

An inside look at a newspaper’s role

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