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Editorial: New food guidelines may do damage

Recommendations from a panel reviewing food guidelines were released last week, and it’s just as we feared: The new recommendations take into account not just the health impacts of your diet but also the environmental impacts of your food choices.

County revamps two departments

When the directors of Wasco County’s public works and planning departments almost simultaneously retired or moved, the idea of replacing them with one person was floated as a cost-saving measure.

For the record from Feb. 26

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 26, 2015.

Developers can tap into $2M pot

New funds available for housing upgrades

For the record from Feb. 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 25, 2015.

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Keeping the memories alive

Woman seeks faces of Vietnam vets

State grant ups jail beds

The 50-bed limit for Wasco County at the regional jail has been a frustration for county law officials, but a state grant will help ease that burden — at least until the end of the fiscal year.

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Pakistan Christians face slums, blasphemy cases

Photo essay on the Pakistan Christian community of Islamabad by AP photographer Muhammed Muheisen.

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Extension cord: Wasco County students rumble over robotics

In addition to The Dalles High School robotics students’ most recent success at the Oregon Robotics Tournament Outreach Program (ORTOP) Feb. 7, students from across Wasco County have been storming robotic challenges. Since December, students from 14 teams in The Dalles have been advancing through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics tournaments. Dufur School District, South Wasco School District, and Mosier Community School also sent teams to local competitions.

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Knights in armor, dancing dads spice up weekend

Knights in armor, dancing dads spice up weekend

City to remove dying trees

Code change allows action on private lots

County eyes building code issue

Task force studies complaints

For the record from Feb. 20

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Feb. 20, 2015.

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A ‘Grizzly’ tale of suspense, humor

Local author, a former biologist, will be signing first book Saturday at Klindt’s

Bike panel shifts into high gear

Mayor moves ahead with ‘bike-friendly’ focus