Project review will consider impacts that extend well beyond the site, including global-warming effects from burning the exported coal in Asia and rail impacts as coal is shipped by train from the Rockies throughout the state.
PORTLAND —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close navigation locks at dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in March to conduct routine annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs to major lock systems like gates, valves, pumps and electrical gear. All eight navigation locks will close to recreational and commercial river traffic at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 1.
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority executive director sees regional challenges
Space limited for March talk
Bringing sunshine: Despite the gray that has been dominating our skies and the snow (quickly turning to slush) on our streets, The Dalles road crews brightened the days of local businesses this week by industriously making sure customers still have passable roads and places to park in the business districts.
Wasco County communities have been chosen to host Cycle Oregon’s 2014 week-long ride as its starting and finishing location. The route was unveiled by Cycle Oregon last night at the Portland Art Museum. The Dalles, Dufur and Tygh Valley will all host overnight stays.
Not gone, just changed: The Dalles Academy of Hair has been a fixture here for decades and quite a few people noticed a change at that location last year. But the academy isn’t gone, it just has a new name, Teasers Hair Design, under the ownership of stylist Laurie White.
WASHINGTON — Labor regulators are trying once again to streamline the process in which workers decide whether to join labor unions, a move sure to reignite the bitter debate between union advocates and employers that seek to discourage workers from unionizing.
Optometrist treats all ages
Director expects ‘14 action
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and welcome to the New Year!
Long anticipated: Golden shovels will send dirt flying this Friday, Jan. 31, in celebration of the groundbreaking at the future North Chenoweth Industrial Business Park.
New service offers home-style meals for pick-up or delivery
U.S. Department of Labor guilty of using ‘economic duress’ against two Oregon blueberry farms in 2012.
WASHINGTON — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-minded Republicans suddenly turn into allies and Democrats aligned with organized labor can become outspoken foes.
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