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Klickitat Co. offers scenic aid

Planners could do ground work

Letter to the editor: How many more?

To the editor: Just wondering how many more local downtown businesses will have to close before the city decides to take action? With nothing new coming in, I see a ghost town in our future.

Letter to the editor: Health burden

To the editor: Whereas my parents lived during and managed to survive through The Great Depression of the 1930s; my children will be (thanks be to this Great Depressing Obamacare program and its regulations to cut home health care by 14 percent over a four-year period) challenged with my survival when my body loses its functions and requires home care.

Letter to the editor: Vote Bailey

To the editor: I worked with Bridget Bailey for three seasons, while acting as systems administrator for Orchard View Farms.

Letter to the Editor: County content

To the editor: I strongly support our present county commissioners — they are doing a fabulous job of taking care of our county and beyond. I have heard from their reports and know how busy they are attending all kinds of meetings, including attending meetings of the gorge commission.

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Editorial cartoons from April 17

Editorial cartoons from April 17, 2014.

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Editorial: Make your election letters count

Ready or not, we are back in the primary election season. Ballots will be going out around around the end of April and political letters are already flowing into the Chronicle editor’s inbox.

Leash to be recognized for Landmark efforts

SALEM — Doug Leash of The Dalles is among some of the some of the volunteers from throughout Oregon will be recognized as outstanding for their hard work and achievements at the April 24 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon.

What's happening from April 16

Nonprofit event calendar from April 16, 2014.

Registration open for Tournament of Tradition

The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation is accepting registration for teams and sponsors for the Tournament of Tradition Golf Benefit, set this year for June 2 and 3 at The Dalles Country Club.

Pianist Matt Bowers appears for Civic benefit

Pianist Matt Bowers appears at The Civic Auditorium Wednesday, April 23.

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Arts and entertainment from April 17

Entertainment schedule from April 17, 2014.

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No Gnomes Here

Mike Lakowski’s garden art leans toward the beer variety

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Broom Brigade

volunteers took brooms in hand Wednesday at the downtown clean-up day organized by The Dalles Main Street. A second clean-up is planned Saturday, April 19. To volunteer, contact Main Street’s Matthew Klebes at 541-370-2966.

For the record, April 17

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 17, 2014.

Hege: a passion for economic development

For Scott Hege, problem-solving and economic development are central passions in his role as Wasco County commissioner. Since 2010, Hege has served in Position 1 on the county board. He faces Nora Ferguson in the May 20 primary election.

Grant focuses on feelings

A $20,000 grant is aimed at helping children learn how to identify and address their feelings.

Gorge Commission rejects scenic area ban

Despite its legal staff saying the Gorge Commission had authority to ban growing and selling marijuana on the Washington side of the national scenic area, the commission took a pass on the idea.

Boards ponder pot rules

City to hold public hearing on temporary dispensary ban

Letter to the editor: Bailey has skills

To the editor: I believe it was Plato who said, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” The wisdom of those words applies particularly to the political environment of our nation and locales.

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