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Big Plans by Design

Shop class nurtures student goals, hands-on skills in mechanics

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Grass Widow

A GRASS WIDOW flower blooms near Horsethief Butte south of Dallesport, Wash. The flowers are commonly among the first to bloom in the area, and are frequently seen in late January and early February.

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St. Paul’s Chapel featured Saturday

St. Paul’s Chapel is the topic for the last of this year’s Regional History Forum programs at the Original Wasco County Courthouse. Rodger Nichols will present photos and stories that he and Julie Reynolds have prepared about the historic church. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the 1859 Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles.

For the record, Feb. 27

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 27, 2015.

Obama talks oil-train safety

Obama was interviewed by OR reporter PORTLAND (AP) — President Barack Obama said the federal government plans to strengthen regulations regarding oil train safety.

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Section of East Scenic closes March 2

Stabilization project winds up in June

Edible pot found at TDMS

Police arrest three students

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Signs of the Times

Traditional woodworking, computer based design merge at Haskins Wood 'n' Designs

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Editorial: New food guidelines may do damage

Recommendations from a panel reviewing food guidelines were released last week, and it’s just as we feared: The new recommendations take into account not just the health impacts of your diet but also the environmental impacts of your food choices.

County revamps two departments

When the directors of Wasco County’s public works and planning departments almost simultaneously retired or moved, the idea of replacing them with one person was floated as a cost-saving measure.

For the record from Feb. 26

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 26, 2015.

Developers can tap into $2M pot

New funds available for housing upgrades

For the record from Feb. 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 25, 2015.

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Keeping the memories alive

Woman seeks faces of Vietnam vets

State grant ups jail beds

The 50-bed limit for Wasco County at the regional jail has been a frustration for county law officials, but a state grant will help ease that burden — at least until the end of the fiscal year.

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