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What's happenng from April 13

Nonprofit event calendar from April 13, 2014.

Runyon: Research and risk assessment are key

Rod Runyon says the skills he used in his own financial services and insurance business over 15 of the past 25 years— research, risk assessment and helping clients meet financial goals — are among his most valuable skills in his role as Wasco County commissioner.

Pot moratorium faces city

Hearing Monday will take up the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries

Dam rangers host Earth Day clean-up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to join its park rangers for the annual Earth Day event April 27 at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Seufert Park.

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Critter specialist heads into retirement

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The stars of the Wild Kingdom TV series made it glamorous, but Howard Ferguson has made his living handling and monitoring critters ranging from butterflies to moose.

Ancient manuscript returned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The J. Paul Getty Museum will return a 12th century New Testament manuscript to a monastery in Greece after museum officials said they only recently learned it was stolen decades before the museum acquired it in 1983.

For the record, April 11

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from April 11, 2014.

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GMO panel gets to work

Governor does not expect consensus due to make up of diverse group

Cover Oregon narrows exchange future

PORTLAND — Officials with Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange say they’ve narrowed the options for the site’s future to two: switching to the federal exchange, or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.

Langley throws hat in ring for county seat

Long-time The Dalles resident and one of this year’s Wasco county commissioner candidates, Chuck Langley says he’s running for office with one major goal in mind: Reinvigorating the discussion on urban renewal and raising awareness about why, according to him, it’s anything but good for the community in the long run.

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"Mystery pipe" dumps human waste in Mill Creek

Since at least August 2012, a “mystery pipe” has been dumping extremely high levels of human waste into Mill Creek, and officials so far cannot find its source, despite extensive efforts.

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Spring flowers

Cherries bloom along 3-mile road

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UN OK’s force for Central Africa

Approves 10,000 new troops

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Arts and entertainment, April 10

Arts and entertainment calendar from April 10, 2014.

April 12 Compassion Tea benefits cancer patients

Fundraiser will help the Pink Project provide gift bags

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