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City tables vet funding request

The Dalles City Council has tabled a request to provide $90,000 for an office manager position at the Wasco County Veterans Service Office for each of the next five fiscal years. On June 13, city officials told Andretta Schellinger, facilitator for Home Fires Burning, a local group that supports female vets and military families, that they wanted time to study the issue. She made the pitch for funding on behalf of her organization and the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee.

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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.

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Historic Brexit vote rocks Britain

An expat views historic results from U.S. home

For the Record

For the Record Thursday June 23, 2016

Action urged on school plan

Like more formal polling done earlier, a handful of surveys taken at last Saturday’s school facilities symposium found almost equal support for a variety of new building options. The school district paid for a survey of 300 likely voters that found top support for a new high school, with a middle college a close second.

City starts housing study

With a $30,000 technical assistance grant in hand, the city of The Dalles is launching a thorough review of housing needs, including a survey of lands available for potential residential development.

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New twist to classic fairy tale

The plot of Missoula Theater’s Princess and the Pea strays far from the original fairy tale, with Jack Frost wreaking havoc in the kingdoms of Storm Glacierdom and Riverdom and real-live Dust Bunnies crawling out from under a Princess’s bed to perform a ballet.

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Three file for city posts

The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence has filed for re-election and two challengers have filed for city council positions. This year, along with the mayor’s office, three of the five positions on The Dalles City Council will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

TDHS seeks mentorships

The Dalles High School is working with the grassroots community group on building a mentorship program, the school board heard last Thursday.

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Bikes ride through pub

Poker Run raises money

A motorcycle rolls through the front entrance to Route 30 Bottles and Brew downtown The Dalles Saturday, one of a handful passing through the establishment on a painted highway before exiting into the parking area in the back.

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Next Door offers parenting classes in TD

Parents can enrich their child’s life and their own by attending the “Incredible Years,” a 12-week parenting program that begins Wednesday, July 13. The series will be held at The Next Door office in The Dalles, 318 W. Second Street.

For the record from June 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 21, 2016.

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Municipal court unchanged

After several months of research into how The Dalles Municipal Court is working, city officials have determined the court is operating just fine as is. On June 13, the city council unanimously approved a motion to accept the recommendations of the Municipal Court Task Force.

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Luminaria Ceremony

Relay for Life participants gather for a Luminaria Ceremony Saturday night at 10 p.m. The luminary are decorated in remembrance of community members who have died of cancer. The names of all were read during the ceremony as their names, and some photographs, were projected on the wall.

City eyes pot rules

The Dalles City Council will seek to define the meaning of “church” at its June 27 meeting in order to establish buffer zones around sites where recreational marijuana sales will be prohibited.


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