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Broom Brigade

volunteers took brooms in hand Wednesday at the downtown clean-up day organized by The Dalles Main Street. A second clean-up is planned Saturday, April 19. To volunteer, contact Main Street’s Matthew Klebes at 541-370-2966.

For the record, April 17

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 17, 2014.

Hege: a passion for economic development

For Scott Hege, problem-solving and economic development are central passions in his role as Wasco County commissioner. Since 2010, Hege has served in Position 1 on the county board. He faces Nora Ferguson in the May 20 primary election.

Gorge Commission rejects scenic area ban

Despite its legal staff saying the Gorge Commission had authority to ban growing and selling marijuana on the Washington side of the national scenic area, the commission took a pass on the idea.

Boards ponder pot rules

City to hold public hearing on temporary dispensary ban

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Distinguished Young Women

Photos from the talent portion of the Distinguished Young Women program April 12, 2014.

What's happening from April 15

Nonprofit events calendar from April 15, 2014.

Table of Friends takes on 1920s theme in fifth year

Families First, a program of The Next Door, is hosting its fifth annual Table of Friends event Friday, May 2, at The Mint. With a ritzy 1920s theme, the dinner event and dessert auction will be from 6 to 9 p.m. This popular event directly supports Families First and their vital role in helping local families and children thrive.

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Vet with one leg to run Boston Marathon

Diagnosis doesn’t stop Lychik from running

For the record, April 15

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 15, 2014.

AFS students present home countries April 16

Local AFS exchange students will be presenting on their home countries and sharing their experiences abroad with the community at the Wasco County Library at 722 Court Street in The Dalles on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 7 p.m.

‘Mystery pipe’ search persists

In the continuing search for the source of the Mill Creek “mystery pipe,” two more houses in Ericksen’s Addition will get dye-tested Wednesday.

Wolf panel moves forward

Wasco County prepares to deal with livestock losses

Bodies found in Columbia, Willamette near Portland

PORTLAND, (AP) — A Multnomah County sheriff’s spokesman says river patrol deputies responding to a report April 14 of a body in the Columbia River in the Portland area spotted another body floating mid-channel in the nearby Willamette River. The bodies — both adult men — have been recovered.

Poison gas attacks reported within Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack.

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