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A matter of death or life

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) is starting an educational push to rally public support for changes in the law that will make it more difficult to execute condemned prisoners. Ultimately, the group will ask voters to replace the death penalty with life sentences.

October 12, 2018 2:49 p.m. read more..

Runners get moving at Youth Cross Country event

The numbers were good, and the competition was even better, as 290 boys and girls from kindergarten-through-fifth grade gathered for the 18th annual Elementary School Cross Country races on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Sorosis Park.

October 12, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Fire danger “moderate”; open fires prohibited

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has been monitoring the fire danger levels determined by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The current fire danger is listed as MODERATE and regulated use requirements are still in effect. Open fires are prohibited.

October 10, 2018 11:13 a.m. read more..

Brown moves to adopt environment regulations

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown wants to guard against a rollback of federal environmental rules by moving them into state law where the Trump administration couldn’t touch them. “As states, we can take a leadership role in preventing the erosion of core laws that protect our environment,” Brown said in remarks at an event at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Wednesday.

October 9, 2018 3:18 p.m. read more..

Helping Hands hosts ‘Key to Escape’

Local nonprofit Helping Hands Against Violence is planning a “dinner adventure fundraiser” featuring a locally sourced organic dinner and an escape room-like experience designed by local escape room experts Escape the Hood.

October 9, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..

TD Chamber seeks nominees for event

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce invites community members to nominate businesses and individuals for recognition at the chamber’s annual banquet on Jan. 17, 2019. Nominations are due Dec. 7 at the chamber. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

October 9, 2018 2:55 p.m. read more..

ODF loosens fire ban

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s central Oregon district will terminate the Regulated Use Closure for district lands Oct 9 as cooler fall weather combined with precipitation over the weekend has improved conditions.

October 9, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..

Lions: ‘Together we can’

A “New Century Lion” workshop on the theme “Together we can” will be held in The Dalles Saturday, Oct. 13, at Columbia Gorge Community College in the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

October 9, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..


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