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Washington coal terminal to be reviewed

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.

Corps sets locks closure

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.

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Madsen takes on housing role

Mid-Columbia Housing Authority executive director sees regional challenges

Forum explores rural web work through access to broadband

Space limited for March talk

Word on the Streeet: Road workers bring a little sunshine

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 to host Cycle Oregon stays

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.

Word on the Street: Small touches matter in business

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.

Labor board tries again to change union rules

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.

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Haynes joins vision practice

Optometrist treats all ages

Center sees business growth

Director expects ‘14 action

News from Main Street; Main Street gets plans rolling for 2014

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and welcome to the New Year!

Word on the Street: Ready the shovels, the day has arrived

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.

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Malcolm cooks Comfort Food To-Go

New service offers home-style meals for pick-up or delivery

Feds used 'economic duress' to force Oregon farms to capitulatate, says judge

U.S. Department of Labor guilty of using ‘economic duress’ against two Oregon blueberry farms in 2012.

Foes of Obama trade pacts mostly fellow Democrats

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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