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Bazinga Bots headed to regionals

The Bazinga Bots of The Dalles High School are one of 72 robotics teams from 12 states headed to the Western Regional Tournament March 27-29 in Oakland, Calif.

Bid to end daylight savings time

SALEM — The twice-a-year ritual of resetting clocks would come to an end under two bills introduced in the Oregon Senate. A Senate committee held a brief discussion of the issue Tuesday, but it did not vote on the bills.

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Winning essay

SHELBY GILMAN, a sixth grader at The Dalles Middle School, reads the essay that won her first place in the Patriot’s Pen contest at Monday’s annual appreciation dinner for police and firefighters that is sponsored by VFW Post 2471 and Auxiliary.

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10 year old fights Leukemia

Prayer and support have helped family

Sex conference shut down

Questions remain unanswered

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Wasco County could assist coastal recovery

Some geologists have calculated a 10 to 14 percent probability that the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Oregon and Washington coast will produce an earthquake event of magnitude 9 or higher in the next 50 years. Others suggest that this risk could be as high as 37% for earthquakes of magnitude 8 or higher. Such a quake could generate a 50-foot tsunami.

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Planning for the Big One

Early warning system being tested in Pacific Northwest

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Oregon dig uncovers ancient tool

GRANTS PASS — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. The find was announced Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which controls the land on which the site was found.

State won’t study loans

The state said it didn’t have enough resources to investigate a claim by an electrician that large cash reserves from building codes fees were improperly used as internal loans by the entity that manages building codes services. The March 2 letter from the state’s building codes division to that managing entity, the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, said, “The division does not have adequate staff resources to evaluate these loans or further this investigation.”

Building codes issues debated

MCCOG seeks role in study

City has ‘neon’ moment

A neon sign museum may be sited in downtown The Dalles within the next two years, which city officials believe will attract more tourists and create other economic development opportunities.

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The art of birds focus of show

It’s all things avian at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., in Hood River, during the month of March.

Service awards tonight, March 5

The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation will give out its annual Tradition of Compassion philanthropy awards tonight, March 5, at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue’s Station 1, 1400 West Eighth Street.

Mom accused of tossing son off bridge enters plea

NEWPORT (AP) — A former Hood River woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son to his death off a bridge on the Oregon coast last November has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

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Mom on quest to help son recover

Medical bills have piled up

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