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Holiday train derails in Columbia River Gorge; no injuries

HOOD RIVER (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a train carrying 214 people on a holiday-themed ride in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon derailed.

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Holiday breakfast supports seniors

People wanting to enjoy the social aspect of the holiday season, and a breather from the hectic pace of Christmas preparations, are invited to a Saturday, Dec. 9, breakfast at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th St.

Senate passes bill to improve tribal sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With unanimous support, the U.S. Senate passed the Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act this week. The legislation was sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and enables the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make important safety and sanitation improvements at the tribal treaty fishing access sites along the Columbia River.

‘A frightful sound’

Thanksgiving morning invasion victim describes her ordeal

For two days after a man kicked in her door in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning, a local woman said she didn’t sleep more than an hour at a time. A good night’s sleep is still elusive. The woman agreed to talk about her ordeal and the aftermath, but asked that her name not be used.

Council rejects building purchase

The Dalles City Council decided Monday not to change the status quo for how planning and building code services are handled, although officials remain interested in negotiating with Wasco County to combine programs.

Suit filed in TD sex crime case

An $8.5 million lawsuit was filed against Mid-Columbia Head Start and its volunteer William Frank Osborne, alleging the pre-school program did not adequately supervise Osborne, who has been accused of sexually assaulting several children in his care. The suit, filed Nov. 9 in Wasco County Circuit Court, named Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Inc., the non-profit organization that runs the Head Start program. The program serves 3- to 5-year-olds.

TD man, Underwood woman accused of home invasion robbery

An Underwood woman was arrested Nov. 17 for first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and first-degree theft, all charges that stemmed from an incident earlier this year. Leesa Combs, 38, was lodged in the Klickitat County Jail on a $250,000 bail.

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TDMS athletes picked to play in all-state games

Iaulualo, Heka, Wilson and DeLeon off to Eugene in June

To help raise awareness and support for the more than 500,000 kids in foster care nationally, Portland-area coach Matt Williams came up with a plan to start the inaugural Oregon All-State Football showcase for the top middle school athletes from across the state in a three-game event on June 30, 2018 in Eugene. Representing The Dalles are seventh grade standouts, Mynoah Iaulualo, Kade Wilson, Dawson Heka and Styles DeLeon.

For the Record for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 29

Workaround sought for school traffic

Dry Hollow Elementary has the school district’s most congested drop-off/pick-up situation, and a proposal was made to the school board last week that could help lighten the load in several ways.

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Carpet cleaners ready for work

Whether you are getting ready for a holiday party, or wanting to get rid of the traffic patterns in your rug afterward, All Seasons Professional Carpet Cleaning & Restoration is on the job. “We offer in-depth cleaning that meets the white glove test,” said Jared Snyder, owner of the business that prides itself on total transformations.

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Company still accepting recyclables

People need to continue filling curbside bins while global leaders restructure recycling programs, said Jim Winterbottom, district manager of Waste Connections, Inc., which operates The Dalles Disposal and Hood River Garbage.

Fitzgerald joins Chronicle staff

I’m excited to introduce myself as the newest addition to the staff at The Dalles Chronicle. I grew up in Hillsboro as the second of three girls. I graduated from the University of Portland this past May with an English literature degree, nearly $30,000 in debt, and a desire to do work that I care about — all of which bring me here, to the Chronicle.

For the Record for November 28, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 28

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‘Tis the Season

The Dalles opened the holiday season in a big way Friday evening with the annual Starlight Parade that had entries based on the theme A Storybook Christmas.


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