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Letter to the Editor: Proposal sets us back

To the editor: The number of Oregonians with health insurance has grown dramatically in recent years. Now this progress is in jeopardy.

Letter to the Editor: Feeding narcissist?

To the editor: I worry that the international “Tell Trump he’s fired" postcard campaign (aka the “Ides of Trump” campaign) is more likely to backfire than to be effective.

Letter to the Editor: Large breaks for rich

To the editor: Remember back in 2009, when some conservative commentators referred to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as a Marxist ploy? Now the joke is on Greg Walden and House Republicans.

Letter to the Editor: GOP plan is harmful

To the editor: As a psychologist who worked frequently in The Dalles, I saw many people whose lives were seriously disrupted by lack of health care. The Affordable Care Act gave people not only medical care but also hope. Greg Walden is central in crafting the proposed health insurance bill in the House that will radically change the ACA. This bill will have a serious effect on many of his constituents.

Air quality meeting set Tuesday

A meeting is set for Tuesday, March 21 to discuss the final results of air quality testing that found naphthalene remains below levels that might produce immediate health concerns, but exceeds levels for lifetime exposure.

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Working with Wood

Woodcraft and art mix to create magic in Danny Minor’s workshop

Danny Minor’s woodworking specialty is everything, basically. If you can describe it, Minor can make it.

Portion of Historic Columbia River Highway closed

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The Historic Columbia River Highway will remain closed between Multnomah Falls and Angel's Rest until at least Monday while ODOT crews evaluate the source of a series of slides in the area. Five slides in the four days ending Thursday closed the road at milepost 16 and recent heavy rain has left the hillside unstable. ODOT will continue to monitor the site and will evaluate conditions next week after the expected weekend rainstorm passes.

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Large numbers bring expectations for TD track

Riverhawks have nearly 100 on roster for 2017

Filling the shoes of retired coach Dave Cornell is not an envious task, but The Dalles’ new field events coach Jermaine Hisatake is looking forward to the challenge of getting his athletes back to the top of the 5A division.

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TD strands 11 in 4-3 loss to Sandy

The Dalles baseball team totaled nine hits and had six batters reach on walks, but stranded 11 runners, including the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning in a 4-3 road loss to Sandy Tuesday at Sandy High School.

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The Dalles softball loses tough game

The Dalles fell behind 5-0 in the first three innings and inched to within a 5-4 deficit in the fifth, but could not get the crucial hit to tie or win the game in a 6-4 varsity softball loss to 6A Liberty Thursday at 16th Street Ballpark.

For the Record for March 17, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 17

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Gorge life on tap in Salem

Aaron and Kelley Lee, owners of Sedition Brewing in The Dalles, have had two opportunities in just as many weeks to pour their own craft beers and others from the region for state leaders.

City approves local grants for this year

Officials budget $25,000 for a variety of local projects, groups

A grant program approved by The Dalles City Council in 2015 will soon be helping local organizations meet their goals.

Body of missing TD skier found

Searchers found the body of Steve Leavitt, a missing skier from The Dalles, at Mt. Hood Meadows Wednesday. Leavitt, 57, had been missing for eight days.

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Woman dies in stabbing

Charlene Caldwell was killed Thursday afternoon at 1021 E. Ninth St. Her grandson, Garrett Jack Brennan, 25, was arrested and charged with murder and unlawful use of a weapon. An autopsy on Caldwell, who was 71, is set for today, but “it is believed the cause of death is a stab wound,” according to a press release from The Dalles Police Chief Patrick Ashmore.

Body of skier located on Mt. Hood

HOOD RIVER, ORE - On Wednesday March 15th, 2017 searchers located the body of Steve Leavitt at Mt. Hood Meadows late in the afternoon. This came eight days after Leavitt was reported missing by his family. On Thursday morning a recovery team was able to retrieve Leavitt from the mountain. The preliminary investigation into Leavitt's death by the Hood River County Sheriff's Office suggests that Leavitt died after impact with a tree. He was then buried in the deep snow and in a shallow tree well.

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Shrek, The Musical

Lord Farquaad (Felix Brantner), left, interrogates the gingerbread man as to the whereabouts of Princess Fiona (Stephanie Ligamarri-Kunz) in Farquaad’s quest to be king during a dress rehearsal at The Dalles High School Wednesday night.

TD boys lose 6-2 to Madras

Alex Lopez and Omar Rodriguez won their No. 1 doubles match, Pedro Lopez came out on top at No. 4 singles, and the rest of The Dalles boys’ tennis team showed some fight in Tuesday’s 6-2 loss to Madras.

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TD girls tennis serves it up in season opener

Pashek, Pielli and Minnick score wins in team’s 6-2 loss

With the rainy weather pushing The Dalles girls’ tennis team indoors for the majority of practices, head coach Debby Jones was happy to see her group start the season out in the open air for a non-league match in Redmond.

For the Record for March 16, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 16

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