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Seeking a way forward

Sitting in the shade of a small migrant labor housing unit near The Dalles, John Jessup of White Salmon chats in Spanish with cherry picker Francisco Tamayo of Yuba City, Calif., as he relaxes after a long, hot day working in the orchards.

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Laboring for better health

Health workers promote better diet

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Looking back on July 1

Looking back on July 1, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Editorial: America celebrates 240 years

The Fourth of July is America’s annual birthday party that unites people across the nation in celebrations that include parades, barbecues and fireworks. The Dalles Chronicle staff would like to add to the festivities this year with a few fun and/or interesting facts about America’s early history and the the founding fathers who set up the greatest experiment in governance by the people that the world has ever known:

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Brophy named grand marshal

Dan Brophy, a decorated Marine combat veteran and The Dalles outpost leader for Pointman Ministries, will take the role of grand marshal for the local Fourth of July parade. “I think the Fourth is a time for us to appreciate America, and celebrate in an appropriate way the freedom we have as a nation,” Brophy said of serving as “pointman” for the third annual Independence Day celebration.

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Full slate for Fourth of July

Parade, fireworks and fountain dedication planned for holiday

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A moment in history

A bronze fountain at Lewis and Clark Festival Park downtown The Dalles will be dedicated at noon July 4, immediately following the Fourth of July parade downtown. The fountain depicts three members of the Corps of Discovery expedition battling high winds as they attempt to launch a dugout canoe into the Columbia River in 1805. The fountain is the work of Jeff Stewart, a local artist living near Dufur.

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Looking Back on June 26

Looking Back on June 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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HAL boosts outreach

Bringing in a new manager was just the beginning of changes at the Home At Last Humane Society animal shelter in The Dalles.

What's Happening

What's Happening from July 19, 2016

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Looking back on June 19

Looking back on June 19, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Fourth of July volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help make the third annual Independence Day party in The Dalles a success. Nolan Hare, festival director for the Fort Dalles Fourth Committee, said there are positions available for all ages and activity levels, beginning on the morning of July 2 and continuing around the clock through July 15.

Maryhill concert with Tears For Fears postponed

Maryhill concert with Tears For Fears postponed The Saturday, June 18 show at Maryhill Winery with pop band Tears For Fears has been postponed. A statement on Maryhill’s website says management is “actively working with the band to reschedule the show. Fans who purchased tickets to the June 18 show are instructed to retain their tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled performance. Should a refund be needed once the new date is announced, please return to your point of purchase. Information on the rescheduled show date will be announced as soon as possible.” A statement on the Tears For Fears website said the band “regrettably announces they have to postpone their summer run of dates in the US due to family illness.”

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Looking Back, June 12

Looking Back, June 12, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Wagons Ho!

Dry Hollow Fourth graders explore the Oregon Trail

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