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TDHS ’17 grad rate hits 87.1 percent

Continuing its extraordinary improvement trajectory, The Dalles High School’s 2017 graduation rate was 87.1 percent, more than 10 points above the state average and nearly four points above the year prior.

January 30, 2018 1:14 p.m. read more..

State reports lower steelhead mortality

ASTORIA (AP) — Gillnet fishermen on the Columbia River may be killing less steelhead while trying to catch other fish, according to preliminary data gathered by Oregon and Washington state observers.

January 26, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..

Lyle district achievements

Dallesport Elementary was awarded the Washington School of Distinction for being in the top five percent of schools in the state in terms of academic growth, the district superintendent said Tuesday.

January 26, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

Homelessness topic of city meeting

The Dalles City Council will hold a town hall Monday, Feb. 5, to take public comment on creation of exclusion zones to address problems caused by some of the homeless population. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

January 26, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..

Class to focus on ‘capable kids’

Parents of adolescents and teenagers will soon have another community resource in the “Raising Highly Capable Kids” program: a 13-week parenting course that will be offered for free starting in mid-February or early March.

January 26, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Nominate a teacher

Agent Revell Coy Insurance invites students, parents and community members to nominate local teachers for their Teacher of the Month program honoring local teachers active in the community.

January 26, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Man ejected from Lyle school meeting

Joshua Farris, who was ejected from a city council meeting in The Dalles in November, was removed from a Lyle school board meeting Tuesday after alleging misconduct by the superintendent.

January 26, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Millions check out what The Dalles has to offer

Between web traffic and publications about tourism opportunities in and around The Dalles, about 24 million people were reached during the latter half of 2017, according to Lisa Farquharson, chamber director. She briefed city officials on Monday about the marketing and promotional activities being undertaken by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

January 25, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..

St. Mary’s Magic

St. Mary’s Academy third grader Lily Gonzalez holds a miniature replica of the billboard bearing her artwork that is advertising the St. Mary’s Academy family carnival tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd.

January 25, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Private college professor now seated on local school board

The newest D21 board member brings a wealth of professional knowledge about education and boards, but her main motivation in seeking the position is that she’s a mom with kids in local schools. Bethani Studebaker, Ph.D., was named by the North Wasco County School District 21 board to fill the vacancy created by the resignation in October of longtime board member Carol Roderick.

January 25, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Tolls rise Feb. 1

Crossing the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will become more expensive at the start of February.

January 25, 2018 1:19 p.m. read more..


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