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Letter to the editor: Sick from creosote

To the editor: I brought my family to The Dalles looking for opportunities and a sense of community. My husband found a job that he likes and my son is benefitting from his special education toddler group.

Letter to the editor: Alarmed by article

To the editor: Dear Wasco County Board of Commissioners: The recent article in The Dalles Chronicle (12/20/14) and your concerns voiced regarding our public health director alarmed me. As a nurse practitioner working in our community, previously at One Community Health, and currently as clinician for the public health district, I have had the utmost respect for the experience, thoughtfulness and problem-solving abilities of our director, Teri Thalhofer.

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Editorial cartoons from Jan. 20

Editorial cartoons from Jan. 20, 2015

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Editorial: Invest more in colleges, schools

Four years ago, Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed the “40-40-20” goal to give Oregon a more skilled workforce. His vision was to attract high-tech firms and other businesses by offering them highly trained employees that could meet production needs.

Four injured in massive Interstate 84 crash in eastern Oregon

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police believe weather is to blame for a crash involving dozens of vehicles that forced the closure of a long stretch of Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon.

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Can ‘selfies’ save lives?

Posting ‘selfies’ before leaving for backwoods could help searchers if something goes wrong

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Tips for winter, from Southwest Idaho for winter fun

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Winter is here, and it's a season that some people savor and others endure like a bad cold.

SWC boys nearly pull off upset

Through the first 16 minutes of play, the South Wasco county Redsides were playing at a peak level with upset on their minds.

Foreaker scores 16 points to lead Redsides

With win, SWC girls climb back into Big Sky race

Lady Rangers get past Sherman

DUFUR – When it comes down to executing in the pressure moments, both Dufur and Sherman were able to do some good things. But the reigning fourth-place state winners, the Lady Rangers, hit more baskets and made more free throws to escape with a 39-35 win over the Huskies Friday in a Big Sky girls’ basketball contest in Dufur.

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Rangers stave off Sherman, 62-57

DUFUR – In the final moments of Friday’s Big Sky showdown between top-10 schools Dufur and Sherman, both teams slugged it out, with the tide turning at quick intervals throughout.

What's happening from Jan. 20

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 20, 2015.

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Braceros of the Pacific Northwest topic of discussion Jan. 31

Culture a la Carte, a free evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, is scheduled Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive.

How many tests are enough?

WASHINGTON — Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too.

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Rethinking obesity

Childhood obesity local “epidemic,” state taskforce seeks cause, cure

County payments fall

GRANTS PASS — The Obama administration is telling governors in 41 states how much money they are losing after Congress ended subsidies paid the past 20 years to counties that contain national forest land.

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LDS ward names Laughmiller bishop

Russell Loughmiller, 39, is the new bishop of The Dalles’ Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Riverhawk wrestling finds rhythm at Don York

Linebarger makes a deep run to 220-pound finals

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TD defense swarms Redmond

No. 9-ranked Lady Riverhawks force 23 turnovers enroute to a 44-29 road victory

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Growers struggle with Wash. pot glut

SEATTLE — Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry.

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