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Youth pheasant hunts coming to Tygh Valley

Young hunters, ages 17 and under, are invited to sign up now for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September.

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New A.D. knows value of sports

Matt Morgan is ready to get to work. Morgan, the new athletic director/vice principal at The Dalles High School, was hired July 26 and is already serving in his new role.

For the Record for August 15, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from August 15

Letter to the Editor: Republicans to blame

To the editor: I just finished reading your latest editorial “Crosstalk” rant against liberals and how they are responsible for the failure of Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. (“Truth Lies Behind Narrative”, August 8, 2017). After eight years of promising to repeal it, Republicans were unable to get anything passed. They themselves own that failure.

Letter to the Editor: Facts behind NORCOR

To the editor: In response to the “concerned citizens” letter regarding immigration and NORCOR (Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities), I would like to clarify a few of the concerns that are being raised by this group.

Letter to the Editor: Good prescription

To the editor: This week (August 13-19) is National Health Center Week, and we are proud to be part of the Gorge’s own community health center, One Community Health.

Crosstalk: Trans military: Good or bad?

Trans military: Good or bad?

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Vintage Dufur

Vintage Dufur Days enjoyed clear skies and cooler temperatures Satuday.

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Rain slows fire progress

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — A fire burning in central Oregon has spread but fire officials say light rain and cooler temperatures have helped slow the fire's progress.

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Weekend Wonder

The Neon Cruise brought crowds downtown The Dalles Friday night to watch and particpate in the cruise Friday evening.

Two escape from Goldendale camp

The Goldendale Police Department was contacted by the Washington State Department of Corrections on Aug. 15, 2017, at about 3 a.m. to report that two convicted DOC prisoners from Olympic Correction Center escaped the fire camp which was at the Goldendale Middle School.

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Local vigil held against racism

Some 70 people attended a vigil Sunday evening on the Wasco County Courthouse steps in reaction to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left a woman dead. Event organizer Dr. Mimi McDonell was overwhelmed by the response to the event, which she publicized earlier that day through social media.

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All Stars at game in Portland

The 12U All Stars commemorated the end of the 2017 baseball season last week with a nice treat: They got to attend a collegiate baseball game in Portland.

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Somnis leaves TD with lifelong memories

Father of three named K-12 principal at Sherman Schools

Stepping into his new post as athletic director and vice principal at The Dalles High School in 2013, Mike Somnis had no idea what to expect. As he resigned his position in late June, after four years, he left Riverhawk Nation with lifelong friends, students who looked up to him and a community that offered the utmost respect and admiration for an administrator and parental figure who put everything he had into his career.

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Looking back on August 13, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: How it works

To the editor: RaeLynn Ricarte writes, in her column, “The present high level of deception would not be possible if citizens were grounded in the principles of the U.S. Constitution and truly understood how a republican form of government was supposed to work.” In a republic, the supreme power is held by the people. Our representatives do not supplant us; and politicians are not demigods.

Letter to the Editor: Finding truth

To the editor: A man engaged me about my “judging” letters at the Farmer’s Market here in town. Why must I judge other people’s religion? Why? All men are entitled to hear that there is just one truth.

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Editorial: Inmates are still human beings

As the debate over housing illegal immigrants at the regional jail ebbs and flows, I have found myself wishing the conversation would broaden into treatment of inmates as a whole. Why should we, as a society, accept any human being be subjected to sub-par living conditions? No one who is locked up should be eating meat labelled “not for human consumption,” but it is happening.

What's Happening from August 13

Community event calendar

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Enforcing the Law

When the police chief heard that the Chronicle would be interviewing retiring The Dalles Police Capt. Steve Baska, the chief’s immediate — and correct — response was, “Oh no!” Baska is famously, delightfully, unfiltered. His 31 years with the city police enabled him to wryly observe, and comment upon, the foibles of humanity.

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