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Media heads explain Chronicle changes

The Dalles Chronicle office is a blur of activity these days as employees ready for a move and map out content for a twice-weekly publication. “There is definitely a lot of change going on right now and it’s exciting but also a little hectic,” said Publisher Chelsea Marr.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Court asked to toss tax legislation

SALEM — A state senator filed suit Tuesday against the state, governor and legislative leaders claiming a controversial tax bill the Legislature passed earlier this year is unconstitutional.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


WA men recall three weeks with Kennedy

YAKIMA — For probably most Americans, June 6 came and went quietly. Even for Alonzo Marquez of Yakima and Richard Hernandez of Moses Lake. Marquez, raised in Outlook, and Hernandez, who grew up in Mabton, were with Sen. Robert “Bobby” Kennedy just hours before he was assassinated on June 4, 1968.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Community school charter approved

The D21 school board voted unanimously last Thursday to sponsor Wahtonka Community School as a charter school. Now comes the delicate work of the budgetary hand-over from the district to the new school.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

OR forest land changes sought

SALEM — Oregon's Department of State Lands is looking into whether other entities, including counties or private companies, could manage certain state trust forests more cheaply than the state Department of Forestry.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Fighting on the front lines with Station 8

Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. In the aftermath, many residents have banded together to work on helping the Gorge heal and shown how deeply the community is affected by the wellbeing of its landscape — just like Colorado, environmental journalist Heather Hansen says.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Independent Party threatens legal action

SALEM — The Independent Party of Oregon has threatened legal action if organizers of several upcoming gubernatorial debates exclude their nominee, Patrick Starnes. "I hope we don't have to come to court; I would rather just come to the debates," Starnes said Monday, June 18.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Panel rules against DA

A state bar panel imposed a one-month suspension of Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley’s law license, after ruling he’d made a false statement to the bar. He plans to appeal.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Gun control ballot title legally challenged

Three legal challenges were filed this week against the ballot title for an initiative petition to impose storage requirements on Oregon gun owners. The court challenge drastically shortens the time supporters have to gather signatures to get Initiative Petition 44 on the ballot, but they are publicly optimistic about the effort.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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