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High bar to remove liquor license

A spokeswoman for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission on Monday laid out rigorous standards that must be met in order to deny a liquor license to an establishment.

Rezone hearing set for Oct. 11

The Klickitat County Commission has scheduled an Oct.11 public hearing on a proposal to rezone acreage in Dallesport from single family lots to multi-family. The rezone plan involves property bordered by Third Avenue to the south, Sixth Avenue to the north, and Central Boulevard to the west.

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Sponsors help bring bullying speaker

With the help of sponsors, St. Mary’s Academy is bringing Jodee Blanco, billed as the country’s most sought-after anti-bullying speaker, to The Dalles for a daylong workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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Anti-bullying speaker in The Dalles September 20

Jodee Blanco was bullied at school from the fifth grade on. An “old soul” who was different and didn’t fit in, she was beaten, stoned, teased, left out, and invited to fake parties as a set-up. Now she’s a New York Times bestselling author who has taken the principles of her top seller, “Please Stop Laughing at Me,” to over 500,000 students at speaking engagements around the world and across the U.S. Her next stop will be in The Dalles, on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at St. Mary’s Academy.

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Fall Perch

Fall Perch

For the record from Sept. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 16, 2016

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City targets ‘sitting disease’ with desks

The city of The Dalles is doing its part to help find a cure for “sitting disease.” In a move to keep its employees healthier, the city has launched a new program to provide sit-or-stand work stations for employees who must be at their desks most of the day.

Dufur holds firm on Pastime license

City will still recommend denial

Cliff Wirtz, owner of the Dufur Pastime, asked the Dufur City Council Tuesday to reconsider its decision to recommend that his annual state liquor license not be renewed.

For the record from Sept. 15

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 15, 2016.

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River Traffic

A fishing boat set up to work with gillnets motors down the Columbia River in The Dalles as a tanker train, typically used to transport oil by rail, waits on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe side line near Dallesport for the eastbound Amtrak passenger train to pass.

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TDHS has 21 AP scholars

In a first, a valedictorian of the class of 2016 at The Dalles High School, Katie Burns, has earned the prestigious “National Scholar” designation, the highest level of AP Scholar.

City changes urban renewal

It’s a case of “back to the future” for the The Dalles’ Urban Renewal Agency Board. On Monday evening, The Dalles City Council voted 4-0 to approve an ordinance that revises the structure of the agency, creating one board where there were two previously.

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Tech Talks to begin in Oct.

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Google are launching a first of its kind educational series for the community called “Tech Talk” on Oct. 5. The idea was sparked at this year’s Googlefest at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, which introduced members of the business, nonprofit and educational community to Google tools and techniques that might benefit their work.

Firewise workshop Oct. 1 in Goldendale

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Central Klickitat Conservation District will offer a Firewise workshop for landowners on how to reduce the threat of a destructive wildfire Saturday, Oct. 1.

For the record from Sept. 14

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 14, 2016

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