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Early results, Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2

Results so far, updated 10:40 p.m.: Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2: Rodger Nichols, 45.50 percent, with 2,434 votes. Incumbent Steve Kramer, 54.1 percent, with 2,894 Votes. Final update in a.m.

Water quality, was and is safe, tests show

Testing shows Columbia River water safe

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Health warning issued on Columbia in The Dalles

An operational failure at The Dalles wastewater treatment plant, combined with a rain event, resulted in discharge of treated but non-disinfected wastewater Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning.

Bank robber caught

A man attempted to rob a bank less than 300 feet from The Dalles Police Department Monday afternoon.

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Google breaks new ground in The Dalles

Before breaking ground on its new data center Thursday afternoon, Google announced the purchase of a 73.58-acre parcel from Northwest Aluminum.

Second arrest in slide fire

A second arrest in the fire that destroyed the spiral slide at Tree Top Play Park was made today when a 15-year-old male was arrested at The Dalles High School at around 1:30 p.m., city police confirmed.

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Arrest made in slide fire

Eighteen year old arrested for crime at local park

Aaron Ray Haberman, of 210 W. 10th St., jailed on charges of second-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief and reckless burning,

Roundabout closures in planned Tues.-Thurs.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, curb removal directly west of the roundabout between Second and Third Streets will begin at 10 p.m. Access to East Second Street from the roundabout will be closed. The roundabout itself will be open to traffic. Closure will begin again at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Motorists needing to access the downtown area can use alternate freeway exits or detour via Dry Hollow to East 1th to Kelley Avenue. On Wednesday, Feb. 24-25, beginning at 9 a.m., East Third street will be closed from Taylor Street to the roundabout for curb and island repair. Motorists will be detoured via Taylor back to Second Street. Section will reopen by 4 p.m. each day to accommodate high traffic volumes.

The Dalles City Council decides not to send pot sales issue to voters

Planning Commission to work on "time, place and manner" regulations for shops and dispensaries

The Dalles City Council opts to regulate pot sales instead of allowing voters to decide on issue. A measure will be send to the electorate in November asking for approval of a local tax on recreational marijuana sales.

Home invasion follows stabbing

A woman was home alone with her children when a man who had just been “involved” in a stabbing nearby entered her house at 18th and Morton this morning, law officers said.

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Arrests of OR standoff leaders leaves one dead

BURNS (AP) — Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead.

Thompson Street now open

Work on Thompson St. between E 16th and E 14th was completed ahead of schedule and Thompson St is now open to all through traffic.

Closures and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 6

North Wasco County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. Please note: There will be no breakfast in the classroom at the elementary level.

Meals-on-Wheels not serving today

Meals will still be delivered

Closures and delays for Jan. 5

As of 2:40 PM The Dalles Middle School - Wrestling and Girls Basketball practice - CANCELED The Dalles High School - Boys and Girls Basketball games against Glencoe - CANCELED North Wasco County Schools will be on a 1 hour delay for Tuesday, January 5th, 2016. There will be no breakfast in the classroom at the elementary level.

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