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Tough training ends with graduation

I stood watching the 313 Marines of Alpha Company march onto the parade deck of Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego for Friday’s graduation while wondering how the recruits that I had seen arrive four days earlier were faring. Even as families cheered at the sight of five platoons crisply demonstrating how hours of drilling had taught them to execute sharp movements in synchronicity, the 400 men of India Company were experiencing the “Black Friday” drop into their respective platoons.

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Riding to save vet lives

It isn’t unusual to have a former graduate return to town for a visit; however, it is unusual to have that individual cycle 300 miles across Oregon to get here. AJ Davila, 34, a 2000 graduate of Wahtonka High School, rolls into town Aug. 27 or 28, the end of a two to three-day journey from Klamath Falls to raise money for other veterans.

For the record from Aug. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 19, 2016.

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Exploring Marine culture

DI explains meaning behind boot camp chaos

Elliott files for new term

With a deadline to file looming, The Dalles City Councilor Taner Elliott has decided to seek another two-year term. Elliott, elected to his first term in 2014, said infrastructure improvements are near the top of his priority list as he begins his re-election campaign.

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Library makes room for kids, teens

The Dalles/Wasco County Library has grown … younger. Earlier this month, the library, at 722 Court Street, completed a 2,300-square-foot addition to the main building that is geared toward youngsters. The newly finished space will be used for story times, kids’ books and programs, arts and crafts, board games, and other kid-oriented activities.

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Crews respond to crash Friday morning

UPDATED A two-vehicle crash occurred Friday morning at about 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 84 eastbound around milepost 86.

For the record from Aug. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 18, 2016.

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Recruits recall first day

SAN DIEGO — Garrett Berg and Hunter Leonard, both 18, remember the chaotic night they arrived at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego as the most traumatic of the eight weeks they have now spent in training.

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Rezoning plan goes to county commission

The decision on whether to rezone to allow 20 additional housing lots in the heart of Dallesport will now be considered by the Klickitat County Commission, with no official recommendation from the county planning commission.

DUII rolls through TD

After nearly being hit head-on Wednesday afternoon, an off-duty firefighter followed a driver for about 12 blocks around downtown, watching her hit one parked vehicle before boxing her in and taking her keys from her.

D21 studies ‘long term’ bond option

With five aging schools to contend with, the school board is considering the idea of asking voters to approve a single, large, long-term “bond authority” that would give the district enough cash to eventually replace them all.

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A moment of shame

SAN DIEGO — Yesterday I told you all about what happens when recruits arrive at the Receiving Center to be processed for training. The chaos where every move is orchestrated by drill instructors is designed to disorient young males (all females train at Parris Island, S.C.) and prepare them for a grueling 13 weeks of boot camp. Today it was our turn. I couldn’t help but groan when our bus pulled up outside the center shortly after 7 a.m. and Sgt. David Alvarado was waiting on the curb with a small horde of other DIs, Marine sergeants and officers.

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Tim Urness named association president

Tim Urness of C.H. Urness Motors in The Dalles has been named president of the Oregon Automotive Dealers Association and will serve through June 30, 2017.

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New colors for local NG unit

The Oregon National Guard unit based at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center formally switched its unit designation in a ceremony Sunday at the readiness center.

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