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The Dalles selects new police chief

Pat Ashmore, deputy superintendent of the Oregon State Police in Salem, has been appointed police chief for the City of The Dalles. Ashmore resides in The Dalles and is a native of The Dalles.

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Camera captures what eye can’t see

Wasco County’s law enforcement agencies have a new tool to aid in the investigation of domestic violence cases.

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Kramer retains county seat

Ballot return was 50 percent

Early results, Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2

Results so far, updated 10:40 p.m.: Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2: Rodger Nichols, 45.50 percent, with 2,434 votes. Incumbent Steve Kramer, 54.1 percent, with 2,894 Votes. Final update in a.m.

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Cemetery cleanup Saturday

The Dufur Community Cemetery is, well, a mess of weeds and grass, and two Boyd residents want to get it spruced up for Memorial Day.

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Election night

Oregon voters have until today at 8 p.m. to turn in their ballots for the May primary. Local drop boxes are located at the Wasco County Courthouse, 511 Washington Street in The Dalles, and Maupin City Hall, 408 Deschutes Avenue. The Dalles Rotary Club will also be collecting ballots from motorists outside the courthouse. As of Monday, 34.79 percent of Wasco County ballots had been returned, compared to 29.3 percent statewide. After the polls close, election results will be posted on The Dalles Chronicle’s Facebook page and at thedalleschronicle.com.

Walmart appeal hearing in Salem

An appeal hearing last week in Salem of a state-issued wetlands fill permit for a proposed Walmart superstore in The Dalles focused on whether the project had to meet a public need or not.

For the Record, May17, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

Help sought in identifying family of deceased homeless man

OSP seeks help finding family of longtime homeless man

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Looking Back on May 15, History Mystery

Looking Back on May 15, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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Pikeminnow fishery opens

The northern pikeminnow bounty fishery got underway in a big way this year, with 7,523 fish caught in The Dalles area during the first full week of fishing, according to data provided by the Bonneville Power Administration. In the John Day Dam area, 823 fish were caught in the same time period.

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Sharp increase in ‘hot dog’ calls

Not too many years ago, summer brought the occasional call to police about a dog in distress in a hot car. But in the last few years, such calls to The Dalles Police Department have significantly increased, officers say. And almost without exception, the calls are unfounded, meaning the dog was fine.

Child welfare draws lawsuit

Two former child welfare workers in The Dalles filed a wrongful termination suit saying they were fired after alleging children were put at risk and even harmed by willful violations of state law.

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‘Parklets’ serve as patios

Two new “parklets,” small outdoor seating areas placed in the street, each sized to replace a single parking space, will be added downtown The Dalles this summer.

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Rolling for America’s warriors

His journey of nearly 7,000 miles is more than just an adventure to Rod Runyon, Northeast Oregon District captain for the Patriot Guard Riders; it is a quest that pays tribute to the nation’s fallen, prisoners of war and those missing in action. Runyon set out on the first leg of the trip Thursday with Army veteran Jim Smith, a former Oregon State Police trooper who also resides in The Dalles, and Bob Canavan of Dallesport, a Navy veteran who rides not only for PGR but the Gorge Gospel Riders.

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