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Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

As of now, the cuts will only affect Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Woman holds off thief, gives birth

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

Poverty rate drops nationally

WASHINGTON — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation’s economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

For the record, Sept. 17

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 17, 2014.

Gorge Visitors Association hosts Tourism Summit Oct. 15

The Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association will host a Tourism Summit Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

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Workshop focuses on energy

Energy and energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings will be the topic of discussion at the All About Energy Forum Monday, Sept. 22, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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What's happening from Sept. 17

MOSIER MUSEUM: By popular demand, Mosier museum at the former legion hall just north of the post office will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 20. Please contact Marilynn Gholston Shaw at shaw.marilynn@gmail.com if you have questions or wish to volunteer.

Fire crews make progress against W. Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: Fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada, and it is 7 percent contained.

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Pot growers add demand on power grid

SEATTLE — As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners.

Oregon encourages voter registration

This month, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office will be mailing postcards to eligible voters across the state, offering them the opportunity to register to vote. The postcards will be sent to Oregonians who, according to county records, may be eligible to vote.

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Wishram celebrates 100 years

Reunion planned Saturday afternoon

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Independence, yea or nay?

Local expats await the Scottish independence vote, on tap for Sept. 18

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110 years, 2,000 riders

Quick peek at a busy weekend in The Dalles

For the record, Sept. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 16, 2014

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Wildcats kick off regular season action

The Dalles Middle School hit the gridiron Saturday against Madison in what turned out to be two close games.

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