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County candidates talk issues, solutions

Following is part two of a series of questions asked Steve Kramer and Rodger Nichols, candidates for Position 2 on the Wasco County Commission, during last week’s meeting of the Chronicle editorial board. Their answers to the first four of seven questions were published yesterday and all replies have been edited for length:

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Spring Branding

Mike Filbin, standing, keeps watch at the gate to a pen where calves await their turn in the arena for branding, tagging and inoculations while J.L. Schaffner prepares to rope the front legs of the next calf in line for services in order to render it immobile.

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Third time’s a charm with clinic plan

Name change will honor hero

County candidates face off on key issues

The Dalles Chronicle reporters Derek Wiley and Neita Cecil recorded the answers of county commission candidates Steve Kramer and Rodger Nichols to seven questions asked during last week’s editorial board meeting.

For the Record, April 19, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

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Science corner: The sun, through photosynthesis, powers life

Spring brings blooming flowers, with the ridges around us quickly turning green and then flushing yellow. We are already surrounded by this surge of new plant growth and the photosynthesis that powers it. Increasing photosynthesis depends on several factors, most importantly the amount of sunlight available, carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and temperature.

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Looking Back, April 17

Looking Back, April 17, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

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A ramp for Uli - and friends who made it

At age 15, progressing muscular dystrophy has robbed Ulises Elizarraras Perez of the use of his legs and largely stilled his arms.

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Young pastors at work in The Dalles

If Tyler Beane, 31, and Adam Jenkins, 27, even went to church, they would clearly be in the minority. The fact that both are pastors is even more extraordinary.

For the Record, April 15, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

What's Happening for April 15

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We apologize

We apologize In yesterday’s article “Sheriff: Impaired boaters going nowhere,” a file photo of Keef Morgan cruising the Columbia River was used, which Morgan rightly pointed out gave the misimpression that he was the “poster child” for impaired boating. The Chronicle apologizes to Mr. Morgan for our error.

Sheriff: Impaired boaters going nowhere

The start of the outdoor recreation season brings more boats to area waterways and the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for people operating vessels under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

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Science fair winners named

Seeing that whitening toothpastes cost more than those without whitening, Ethan Hansen, a sixth grader at The Dalles Middle School, decided to see if the extra expense was worth the money.

Transient numbers increase

Over the winter, The Dalles not only saw a significant increase in transients using an overnight shelter on very cold nights, but most were people who longtime volunteers had never seen before.


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