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Symposium to address learning

An education symposium titled “Where our Children Learn,” which will focus on school facilities and has state Rep. John Huffman as special guest, is set for Saturday, June 18, at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St. The symposium will have two sessions, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the same panelists speaking at both sessions.

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Sen. Wyden hears from firefighters

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community. Wyden then held a public meeting that was attended by emergency responders from multiple agencies, government officials, tribal leaders and interested residents.

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Oil train debriefings in Mosier

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment. Jason Rea, chief engineer for the western region of Union Pacific Railroad, described at a community meeting Friday in Mosier what had caused the June 3 derailment of 16 oil cars.

Mayors chime in on trains

A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.

Citizens air rail concerns

Exhausted panelists took sharp questions from a standing-room-only crowd at a special Mosier City Council meeting Thursday about the handling of the June 3 oil train derailment.

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Looking Back, June 12

Looking Back, June 12, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Wagons Ho!

Dry Hollow Fourth graders explore the Oregon Trail

Vet groups request city funding

The Dalles City Council will be asked Monday to provide $90,000 in funding for each of the next five fiscal years for veterans services. The request has been made by Les Cochenour, president of the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee and Andretta Schellinger, facilitator for Home Fires Burning, a local group that supports female vets and military families.

McFadden resigns from Port Commission

Bob McFadden, president of the Port of The Dalles Board of Commissioners, will finish his term as a commissioner at the end of June, he announced to the board Wednesday.

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Tribes unite in opposition to oil trains

Tribal leaders have voiced a stern demand: No more oil and coal trains through the Columbia River Gorge. Leaders from the Yakama Nation, Lummi Nation, Warm Springs and Umatilla tribes gathered in Mosier Thursday morning to publicly condemn fossil fuel traffic by rail through the Gorge — an impassioned response to last Friday’s derailment.

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Interview: Ruth Moody, performing Friday

Audio podcast by Jim Drake features interview with Ruth Moody, performing Friday in The Dalles.

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Time to get rid of noxious weed

City workers from The Dalles are working to remove puncture vine from public properties and asking residents to eradicate the noxious weed.

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Buy Mom Prom tickets

The second annual “Mom Prom” — a chance to get dolled up and help a good cause at the same time — is set for Friday, June 24 at the Civic Auditorium. Some 40 items will be auctioned, considerably more than last year, and a dinner spread with plenty of options from Italian to Mexican will be on offer, as well as a candy “bar” where people can load up on sweets.

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Oil from Mosier stored in TD

With the roughly 280,000 gallons of oil remaining in the 16 derailed train cars in Mosier finally offloaded Wednesday morning, and stored in The Dalles, work began right away on removing the cars themselves.

Gorge Community Music hosts open mic

Gorge Community Music Open Mic Fiday's

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