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Incumbents out, jail tax goes down

The county’s voters were clearly in a mood to make changes, as all four CGCC incumbents seeking another term were swept out in the May 16 special election. The jail measure, creating a permanent tax rate of 26 cents per $1,000 property valuation, was narrowly losing, down by just 11 votes of approximately 8,450 cast across four counties.

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Sherman plows into weed issue

Ecclesia of Sinai, which owns the land used by Azure Farms, Inc., is using Old Testament verses as grounds to not recognize the authority of Sherman County to enforce removal of noxious weeds on about 2,000 acres in and around Moro. David Stelzer, president of Azure, which is headquartered in Dufur, said Ecclesia is his company’s landlord, a separate entity from the organic farming operation.

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Critics question costs of Brown executive orders

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown recently signed three executive orders as part of her "Series of Cost Savings Across State Government" initiative — touted as a broad effort to save money to help close the $1.6 billion budget shortfall and improve Oregon's long-term finances.

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New wrestling rules in place for winter

An alternate two-piece uniform consisting of compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling and a form-fitted compression shirt has been approved for the 2017-18 season in high school wrestling. This revision to Rule 4-1-1 was one of 11 rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee at its meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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Dufur track team shows mettle

Seven Dufur athletes heading to Eugene for state championships

Dufur’s track and field team did itself proud on Saturday in district competition held in Moro. At the end of the day’s events, the Dufur Rangers ending up with seven athletes who qualified to advance to the Oregon School Activities Association state championship events at Hayward Field in Eugene on May 18-19.

For the Record for May 16, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 16

Letter to the Editor: Filled with terror

To the editor: Glad the board at Columbia Gorge Community College thinks "fear and school do not mix" because their vote fills me with terror. So much so that I was reluctant to write for fear of what would happen.

Letter to the Editor: Inadequate coverage

To the editor: I appreciate your Crosstalk feature. I would appreciate it more if you focused on local issues. I suggest a Crosstalk featuring the pros and cons of the continued existence of the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments.

Crosstalk: Was Comey fired as a cover up?

Was Comey fired as a cover up?

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‘Women of the World’ to perform at TD high school

A unique a cappella music experience is coming to The Dalles by way of the voices from the Women of the World, a quartet from all corners of the world, performing folk and traditional music in more than 20 different languages.

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Rowena Loops slide being cleared

Road to reopen for Memorial Day

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hard at work removing the recent rockslide that occurred just east of the Rowena Crest Overlook between Mosier and Rowena.

State probes councilor’s actions

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has spent the last several months investigating a claim that The Dalles City Councilor Taner Elliott used his position to vote for changes in land use policies that saved him thousands in development fees.

Conservation Corner: If you build it, they will come

It’s no secret that we are having problems with our pollinator species. Loss of habitat, pesticides, pests, diseases, and weather are all taking their toll. One of the ways farmers and gardeners around the nation are looking to reverse this trend is by creating habitat to attract beneficial insects.

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Mom: Your life well lived models gratitude

When I told my mom the other day I was assigned to write about her for Mother’s Day, she said, “Oh! Well, make it funny,” and then, with perfect comic timing, added, “but not too funny.”

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Skip's Trailhead: Desert has much to offer the adventurer

Desert has much to offer the adventurer

For the Record for May 14, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from May 14

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TD golfers are looking toward a bright future

Young core showed some progression through spring season

During basketball season, The Dalles senior Iliana Telles sustained a catastrophic ACL injury that cut short the end of that season along with her varsity golf campaign. The news was painful, but she found a way to give back through coaching — and the results were promising.

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Looking Back on May 14, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Thanks TD cast, crew

To the editor: The Dalles Middle School Drama and Music Department, under the direction of Ms. Leslie Sullivan, has done it again. They have put together an outstanding family musical, Willy Wonka, Jr. and the Chocolate Factory!

What's Happening from May 14, 2017

Community event calendar from the May 14 edition

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