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Word on street: Cash and Carry: buy food, give food

Some for the food bank: Cash & Carry is in the midst of its third annual food drive, continuing through Sunday, Sept. 14. The store is issuing a special challenge to area restaurants this year: If five restaurants donate $500 each, Cash & Carry will donate $500.

Walden spending draws media notice

Reports show $300,000 spent on meals since 2011

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Student project takes on dirty water

SALEM (AP) — Hurricanes, floods and tsunamis can pollute the water supply with bacteria and other contaminants, which can lead to illness for people who drink it.

Oregon students hold steady in state tests

SALEM (AP) — Amid a major push to boost high school graduation and college attendance, Oregon students held steady in proficiency in reading, writing, math and science, the scores on statewide tests show.

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Home Fires supports Hidden Heroes

Committee reaches out to military caregivers

Around and around the roundabout

Rules for roundabouts from The City of the Dalles

AstroGraph for September 9, 2014

Simplicity will be the key to your success this year. Don’t try to divide your time between too many projects or challenges. Maintain your discipline, and focus on what you can do, not what stands in your way. Getting upset at inconveniences will be a waste of time.

Everyday Cheapskate: Get back to school bargains

Most people aren’t paying attention in the middle of summer when stores like Office Depot and Staples go crazy nearly giving away school supplies with their one-cent sales. How can they do it? They’re willing to bet that most customers will grab up the bargains and then add a few full-priced items as well before they get to the checkout.

Ask Dr. K: Antidepressants and weight

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor thinks I could benefit from an antidepressant. But I’ve heard that antidepressants cause weight gain and I’m already overweight. Do any antidepressants cause less weight gain than others?

Cover Oregon scrambles to fix tax credit error

PORTLAND (AP) — Cover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange’s blunder in calculating federal tax credits. Executive Director Aaron Patnode said the exchange used the wrong formula to calculate credits for individuals and families with incomes between 139 and 400 percent of the federal poverty line.

Wyoming appeals Oregon’s denial of coal port

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producer, has been pressing for access to ports to export coal to Asia, but it has run into stiff opposition in the Northwest.

Dufur netters go 4-0 at weekend jamboree

Heading into Saturday’s Dufur Classic Jamboree, the No. 2-ranked Dufur Rangers have lost just two sets in running out to a 6-0 start to the fall season.

Riverhawks run well at preview

Coaches get a good glimpse of cross country talent

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Impressive first game for Sherman football

Sherman uses punishing ground game to defeat Powder Valley, 60-20

For the record, Sept. 9

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 9

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Editorial cartoons from Sept. 9

Editorial cartoons from Sept. 9, 2014

Letter to the editor: Knitting needles needed

To the editor: This year Mrs. Wenzel and myself (Ms. Skov) are offering a knitting class again. Last year, we had 30 to 35 students each quarter and it was so much fun.

Letter to the editor: Vote Ostrye

To the editor: My name is Kari Dell and I am the mother of an eighth grader who has been mentored by Judge Karen Ostrye since October of 2011. We met Karen through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

Letter to the editor: Bridget understands roads

To the editor: No one doubts the Road Department Budget is in serious trouble. The commissioners acknowledged this when they appointed a committee to explore funding options. The committee spent many months preparing a report for the commissioners.

Letter to the editor: Are you ok?

To the editor: When was the last time you asked someone if they were OK? A friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member, someone who seemed pretty down lately, lacking their usual demeanor? If we each did a little more asking and paying as much attention to one’s mental health as we do one’s physical ailments, we could reduce the high rate of suicide.

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