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‘Riding for those who can’t’

Rod Runyon shares highlights of journey to honor U.S. vets

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‘Mom, I need to see someone’

The tendency of many people who struggle with mental illness is to go off their prescribed medication when their moods balance out, or when they think they are “better,” which often leads to a rapid or eventual decline in behavior and coping skills.

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Wasco artist honored

Roger Marines, a sophomore at South Wasco High School, is the local winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has announced. The Hood River County winner is Elizabeth Munoz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School.

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Homecoming for Ashmore

Patrick Ashmore was looking forward to retiring and getting involved in the community after a 29-year career with the Oregon State Police that saw him rise to the No. 2 post in the agency. Then he got a call from retiring The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury, asking him to apply for the vacancy Waterbury was about to create.

For the Record, May 25, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

For the record, May 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 25.

Sugar drinks banned

Students were crabby for about the first week after The Dalles Middle School eased in a ban on bringing sugary and caffeinated drinks to school. But then they got over it.

For the Record, May 24, 2016

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Walden talks Trump, vets

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., was asked tough questions during Saturday’s town hall in The Dalles about his endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Walden announced his support of Trump following a May 12 meeting that was also attended by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee.

School survey seeks dreams

The school district is encouraging citizens to take a new survey — either online or a meeting coming up — to share their hopes for what they want public education to look like in Oregon.

Suspect’s body found over cliff

Investigators have found the remains of Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr., who was wanted for questioning in a Warm Springs Reservation murder case, in a vehicle that went over a cliff.

Deputy shares 'blue' moment

A blue reminder band on Wasco County Sheriff Deputy Gaven Marble’s right wrist bears the name of his former patrol sergeant who died in the line of duty. This week is National Police Week, a time for Americans to remember the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officials, but that reality lives with Marble every day.

Warm Springs death sparks investigation

Warm Springs Police Department officers conducting a welfare check found the body of Candelaria Rhoan, age 30, inside her home in the early morning hours of May 19. Although an autopsy is pending, responding officers believe Rhoan (pronounced "Roan") died violently.

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DEQ hears concerns

Pete Shepherd, interim director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, said one of the most important things he’s learned in his more than 23 years of public service is “the importance of listening to people speak from their heart in the place where they live.”

Huffman joins MCMC

John Huffman is bringing more than 22 years as a small business owner, including marketing and promotion in broadcasting, to his new position as community outreach director for Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

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