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For the record from May 13

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 13, 2015.

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Oil industry challenges train rules

BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in recent years. The American Petroleum Institute’s petition to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., would set aside a requirement for improvements to railroad tank cars that are known to fail during accidents.

The Dalles hires economic staffer

Council cuts other hours, job for funding

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‘Color Dash’ is Saturday

Rainbow hues highlight weekend fun

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Editorial cartoons from May 12

Editorial cartoons from May 12, 2015.

Letter to the editor:CGCC endorsements

To the editor: There are three open Hood River positions on the May ballot for community college board members in the Columbia Gorge Community College district. After serving for 15 years, I’ll be stepping down to possibly apply for part-time teaching positions at the college when they arise.

Letter to the editor: Found treasure trove

To the editor: Today, I visited the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center with my wife, daughter and two grandchildren for the Mother’s Day Brunch and open admission. I must admit that it has been years since I visited the exhibits.

Letter to the editor: Reorganize CGCC

To the editor: I recently had the privilege of chairing the Columbia Gorge Community College budget committee. The committee spent 10 1/2 hours over three evenings carefully studying the proposed budget. They engaged in a spirited debate which did credit to the public budget process. While the committee only has legal authority in approving a budget, we took the additional step of making two recommendations to the college board:

Letter to the editor: Thanks for support

To the editor: I am writing to share our appreciation to those in our community who supported The Dalles High School Band Parents in our two fundraising events this Spring.

Letter to the editor: David and Goliath

To the editor: In order for the Republican Presidential Candidate to actually win the 2016 election, he or she must stress and overemphasize a new “David and Goliath” approach. In this day and age the Republican nominee has to not only go up against the Democrat candidate, but also the large as a barge mainstream media who were impressively instrumental in reserving Obama an oval office position in 2008 and 2012.

Crosstalk: Homelessness is a societal reality

Crosstalk: Homelessness is a societal reality

Bend man pleads ‘not guilty’ in HR murder trial

HOOD RIVER (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend while they hiked in the Columbia River Gorge six years ago.

For the record from May 12

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 12, 2015.

Egg, turkey meat prices rise as bird flu spreads

DES MOINES, Iowa — Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of chickens and turkeys. Market experts say grocery stores and wholesalers are trying to stock up on eggs, but there’s no need to worry about having enough turkeys for Thanksgiving. The cost of a carton of large eggs in the Midwest has jumped nearly 17 percent to $1.39 a dozen from $1.19 since mid-April when the virus began appearing in Iowa’s chicken flocks and farmers culled their flocks to contain any spread.

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Prisoners at Spooky’s

Mama Jane’s Pancake House lead cook Minvera Cornejo, left, and owner Kristy Long participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up Friday. Local business owners and community leaders were “locked up” at Spooky’s Pizza and called family, friends and co-workers to make donations towards their “bail.” In its first year in The Dalles, the fundraiser collected $10,000.

Cherry fruit fly fight begins

Cherry Fruit Fly models developed by Oregon State University indicate that the cherry fruit fly emerged in The Dalles on Sunday, May 10.

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Preschooler in a battle for life

Friends plan prom as fundraiser

Dufur drops 2 games to Regis and Burns

Riding a 15-game winning streak, the No. 5-ranked Dufur Rangers faced two top-6 ranked teams on the road and came away with a 9-3 loss to No. 4 Regis and a 2-0 setback Friday versus No. 6 Burns in a non-league games played in Madras.

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TD loses 1-0 road heartbreaker

Team strands two runners on base in top of 7th inning

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TD tracksters flying high

Several athletes hit their stride at CRC Last Chance Meet in Pendleton

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