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Quintero named ‘Caregiver of the Year’

Veronica Quintero, a certified nursing assistant at Columbia Basin Care in The Dalles, has been named Caregiver of the Year for 2018 by the Oregon Health Care Association. Quintero has worked at Columbia Basin Care for three years and serves as a mentor to new aides, working side-by-side to share proper protocols and procedures.

September 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

TD healthcare facility named

The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1023 W. 25 St., The Dalles, is one of 17 Oregon nursing homes recognized by HealthInsight in their Quality Award Program.

September 25, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..

Baha’i’s of The Dalles to host regional convention

Baha’i’s from Astoria to the Wallowas will gather at the Civic Auditorium Oct. 7 for the annual election of area delegates to their national convention, hosted by the Spiritual Assembly of Baha’i’s of The Dalles. In October Baha’i’s gather in larger unit conventions to elect regional representatives who, in turn, will meet at the national center in Willmette, Ill., to elect the National Spiritual Assembly for the United States.

September 25, 2018 2:55 p.m. read more..

Helping vets in crisis

The rate of veteran suicides in Oregon is far outpacing that of civilians — as it is across the nation — and a local group of community members wants to do something about it. The plan of several nonprofits and public agencies is to invite military families and area residents to a “Suicide Alternatives Event” from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in front of the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office (VSO), 201 Federal Street.

September 25, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Rwandan genocide survivor to visit TD

“Operation Christmas” recipient Yves Dushime will share his experience Saturday, Oct 6, in The Dalles at First Christian Church, 3 to 5 p.m. Since 1993, an international project called Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 157 million children in need in, delivering the boxes to more than 160 countries and territories worldwide.

September 25, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..

‘Quiet hero’ recognized nationally

Retired dentist Dr. Mike Goger had high hopes when the Boys & Girls Club of Albany opened a free in-house dental clinic in 2011. But its outreach has proven greater than anyone had ever imagined. Goger grew up in The Dalles, graduated from Oregon State University and then the University of Oregon dental school in 1970.

September 25, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..

OR public unions sued

Two anti-labor groups have filed a federal lawsuit that could further erode the finances and political power of Oregon’s public employee unions. The U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME ended mandatory collective bargaining fees in a June 27 ruling precipitated by a challenge by an Illinois public employee. Now, Washington-based Freedom Foundation and Virginia-based National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation are seeking to force 14 local labor unions to refund some of the fees paid prior to the high court ruling.

September 25, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..

Pig Bowl

Photographs from the Pig Bowl football game between regional law enforcement teams.

September 25, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..

Walden, McLeod-Skinner to debate

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and his Democratic challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner will face off in a televised debate on Friday, Oct. 5, in Bend. The two candidates for the Second Congressional District, which encompasses 20 counties, will square off at 7 p.m. on KTVZ News Channel 21.

September 25, 2018 1:10 p.m. read more..

Gorge joins National Registration Day Tuesday

A number of voter registration events have been arranged in the region by Columbia Women’s Action Network (CWAC) from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at locations including The Dalles, Goldendale, Lyle Bingen, White Salmon, Hood River and Cascade Locks

September 24, 2018 8:07 a.m. read more..



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