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City seeks commission volunteers

The City of The Dalles is seeking people interested in volunteering to serve on the city’s planning commission, urban renewal advisory committee, urban renewal budget committee and city budget committee.

What's happening from July 25

Nonprofit events calendar from July 25, 2014

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Harvest Home Stretch

HARVEST ON the Kaser Diamond K farm east of The Dalles finishes up on a field overlooking the Columbia River near Biggs. The combine operator on the left is A.J. Mead and on the right is Ivan Petroff.

For the record, July 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 25, 2014.

Lightning caused small fires, quickly extinguished

State and federal fire authorities are spotting one to two small lightning fire starts every day since thunderstorms boomed through north central Oregon Wednesday, but they’ve been quickly extinguished.

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Langer heads to Distinguished Young Women competition in Salem

Wasco County winner aims for forensics career

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New lightning fires arise

Not clear how many new starts may grow into large fires.

Columbia Arts celebrates the wild river gorge

Columbia Center for the Arts goes wild in August. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, “Art in the Wild” hits the Columbia River Gorge for the month of August and covers all things wild.

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Arts and entertainment, July 24

Arts and entertainment calendar from July 24, 2014.

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Puddles in July

A pedestrian, his umbrella rolled up but ready, walks in front of the Civic Auditorium on Fourth Street in The Dalles.

Mounsey arraigned on Measure 11 charges

Esten Alton Mounsey, 39, of The Dalles will be represented in a rape and sexual assault case by Amy Lammers of the gorge firm Morris, Smith, Starns and Sullivan.

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Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon system

PORTLAND — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the capacity of the revamped network that was endorsed as a potential national model, locking out some patients, forcing others to wait months for medical appointments and prompting a spike in emergency room visits, which state officials had been actively seeking to avoid.

For the record, July 24

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from july 24, 2014.

Unwelcome guest lingers in Grass Valley area

Cougar has been ‘hanging out’ since July 16 sighting

Pool work gets under way

Despite delay, deadline is still set at July 2015

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