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Overcoming life’s hurdles

Special Olympics is far more than giving an intellectually disabled athlete the opportunity to win a medal; the program showcases the determination and strength of the human spirit.

For the Record from November 2, 2016

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 2

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Walden chosen to chair Energy and Commerce

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon has been elected to serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C.

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Keeping star light bright

Volunteers add a little extra shine to the local holiday season

Every holiday season for the past 24 years, a 40-foot star has shone on the west end of The Dalles, illuminating the night sky for motorists and area residents alike. The Fun Group knows that few people are thinking about the logistics involved in keeping the star lit, and that’s the way they want it to be.

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Homeless profile still rising in TD

Transients in The Dalles are becoming more numerous and more visible, police officers say. Longtime officers with 20-plus years on the force say the problem is much more notable than earlier in their careers.

For the Record from Dec. 1

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 1

What's Happening from Dec. 1

Nonprofit events calendar from Nov. 1.

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‘Critical needs’ identified in TD

Like a patient getting a full physical, The Dalles Public Works Department now knows what it’s like to be poked and prodded while being thoroughly examined.

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Group addresses hunger

About 30 people in the Gorge Food Security Coalition met Tuesday at FISH Food Bank in Hood River to sign onto a collaborative effort that has been months in the making.

For the Record from November 30, 2016

Police, fire, and medical reports for November 30, 2016

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New member

Eres Beauty Salon celebrated joining The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 23 with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the salon at 512 W. Ninth Street. Left to right are: Camille Terry of the chamber; Melissa Flores, a student at the Gorge Academy Beauty School who plans to work at Eres; Eres owner Erendida Cruz; Abigail Jara, stylist at Eres; and Teryl Whistler, a new stylist at the salon who focuses on gel nails and eyelash extensions.

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Fine dining near a bend in the river

While taking a walk along the Columbia River one day in July, Martin Schwarzbach literally stumbled onto his dream business. “I just happened to be on the riverfront trail this summer and saw a ‘for lease’ sign,” said Schwarzbach, who is now the owner of the newest eatery in The Dalles — Bent River Restaurant.

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Klickitat Canyon NRCA exanding

The Klickitat Canyon Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCA) may double its size before the year is through.

Final vote counts released by county

The results of the Nov. 8 general election for the city of The Dalles have been finalized and made official.

Gorge Commission seeks $500K increase

The Columbia River Gorge Commission will ask the Legislatures of Oregon and Washington for a budget increase in order to hire two new staffers — and finish an overdue management plan.

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