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Food drive helps needy

Amount down from last year’s record receipts

Head-on crash injures officer

A man drove on the wrong side of the street for several blocks before hitting a The Dalles police car nearly head-on at Sixth and Webber in an early morning crash last Saturday, Dec. 6.

Garbage rates are going up

City approves 2.06 percent increase

DA resigns as county counsel

Nisley said decision was not tied to election

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STILL WATER reflects a small sailboat moored in the guest moorage area of The Dalles marina as the sun sets Tuesday evening.

Sherman boys surge past Pioneers

Since playing in the 1A state championship football game on Nov. 29, the Sherman Huskies had seven calendar days to try to work off the rust for the start of basketball.

Lady Redsides show grit in loss

The 2A Stanfield Tigers got off to a fast start and held on in the second half to secure a 45-35 win over South Wasco County Saturday in a girls’ basketball contest in Maupin.

Redside hoopsters come out on losing end

Stanfield grabs double-digit victories Saturday in Maupin

Linebarger, Mitchell Waters pick up second-place finishes

Duo puts out impressive effort in Oregon City tournament

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Husky hoops double take

Sherman gets a pair of wins Saturday in home debuts against 4A Mac-Hi

Letter to the editor: Pink mast on ship

To the editor: On this 60th Anniversary year of the Christmas Ships on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, there will be a new color on the mast of one ship: PINK. Owners, Chris and Denise Bouchers have outfitted their sailboat with the logo of the local non profit, PINK SISTAS.

Letter to the editor: No charge for veteran

To the editor: I had cataract surgery at the VA (Veterans Administration) in Portland. I needed a one week follow-up appointments.

Letter to the editor: Lack of coverage

To the editor: Being that Today, Dec. 7, 2014, is the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, AND August was the 75th Anniversary of the start of World War II, I am shocked and honestly dismayed that with how many veterans we have in The Dalles there wasn’t specials in the newspapers.

Letter to the editor: Taking care of youth

To the editor: We can’t see them, but they’re there — homeless children and youth in the Mid-Columbia area. They’re not sleeping under bridges or in the park. They are moving from place to place, taking their chances and paying ‘the price’ where ever they can find help.

Crosstalk: Should U.N. dictate Israeli policy?

Should U.N. dictate Israeli policy? Two views.

What's happening from Dec. 9

Nonprofit events calendar from Dec. 9, 2014.

Christmas at the library

The Dalles Wasco County public library will host a children’s puppet show and holiday movie Saturday, Nov. 29. Puppets begin at noon, with movie to follow. The puppet show is “Jingle Bell Rock” by Martin’s puppet theater, a new show for the holidays featuring Frosty the snowman and holiday music including Sleigh Ride, selections from the Nutcracker Suite and Jingle Bell Rock. There will be a magic show by Father Christmas, variety acts by Rudolph the Reindeer and the ever popular Punch and Judy. The show is family friendly, recommended for ages 3 and up. For more information on the show and movie, call the library at 541-296-2815.

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Tagger sought

PURPLE PAINT with the letters “TRN” was sprayed last weekend on the interpretive sign at Rowena Crest and a nearby stone wall. A Facebook conversation was initiated about the possible identity of the tagger, believed to be a local teen, and that information was turned over to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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Local M92 recount brings no change

Backers file suit to get 4,600 Portland votes counted

Wasco County OKs fire plan

Summer opening is planned

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