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Letter to the editor: Return Runyon

To the editor: To the voters of Wasco county: This is the time to take a few minutes and look at who is running for positions for our county commissioners.

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Last Delivery

Retiring downtown mail carrier Dave Miller looks forward to what’s next

Spring Ritual: States begin trapping, euthanizing sea lions feasting on Chinook at Bonneville Dam

A total of six California sea lions known to frequent the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam in the past and feast on spring chinook salmon were trapped this week and euthanized as a part of a state plan to reduce predation on fish stocks that are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Pulpit Rock Easter marks milestone

The 90th annual Pulpit Rock Easter sunrise service is set for Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m.

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal— An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured.

What's happening from April 18

Nonprofit events calendar from April 18, 2014.

Actor brings Einstein to life in Moro

Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson will bring Albert Einstein to life in a unique one-man show, “The Relativity of Albert Einstein,” Monday, April 21 at 12:45 p.m. during an assembly at Sherman Junior-Senior High School in Moro.

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Oregon mine illustrates problems with national law

RIDDLE — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.

For the record, April 18

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 18, 2014.

Wyden: Public deeply skeptical

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was asked by a resident of The Dalles Tuesday if he believed elected officials should be held to a higher standard of conduct, which earned an emphatic “yes” answer.

Man faces 360 sex abuse counts

A 61-year-old man from The Dalles was arrested Thursday evening on 360 counts of sex abuse involving multiple victims.

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Audit questions $17 million Wash. spent on bridge proposal

THE WASHINGTON State auditor’s office questions $17 million of the $188 million the state spent on plans to build a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River before the project was aborted.

County backs off deportation holds

HILLSBORO (AP) — The Washington County sheriff’s office says it will no longer hold people for possible deportation.

Wash. man chases his stolen truck

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County, Wash., sheriff says a man who spotted his own stolen truck and started following it helped officers recover two stolen vehicles and make two arrests.

School district told to pay $1.3M in stabbing case

SEATTLE (AP) — Jurors have told the Snohomish School District to pay $1.3 million for negligence in failing to protect two high school girls stabbed in 2011 by a mentally disturbed classmate.

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