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High water closes underpass

A combination of snow melt and rain has caused the river to overtop the banks in some areas, and according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the high water level is necessary for flood control. City officials said the underpass will be closed as needed through spring.

School district scholarship fund grows

Several non-profit fundraising affiliates of the school district are seeing high-dollar donations and a raised profile, taken by school board members as signs of increasing community support for education.

Jail works with immigration agency

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill explained at a meeting Saturday that a 1987 state law prohibits city, county and state police from acting in any capacity to help with immigration efforts. However, if a person is arrested, state law allows — and federal law requires — the local jail to provide that information to immigration officials.

ID rules explained

“Driving while Hispanic.” That’s the crude joke that highlights the fears of the Hispanic community that they are targeted by police for their skin color. Given ramped up immigration efforts under President Donald Trump, that fear has reached a fever pitch. But a series of meetings between local police and Hispanics has sought to address and assuage those concerns.

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Local stars duke it out at Mullen-Leavitt

Opening track event brings 17 schools to Sid White on Saturday

Emma Mullins, Kendyl Kumm and Tressa Wood each had wins, and Kayla Seibel, Julian Hernandez and Justin Conklin picked up second-place finishes to help The Dalles track and field squad to a solid opening event at the 17-team Mullen-Leavitt Invitational Saturday at Sid White field in The Dalles.

For the Record for March 21, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 21

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ODOT, city ink E. Second repaving deal

On one stretch of East Second Street, the city will be able to repave the roadway for a relatively inexpensive amount, thanks to an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Crosswalk action nets 29

In just over three hours Monday, 29 people were ticketed in the first of four enforcement actions in The Dalles targeting drivers who don’t stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. The number of tickets would’ve been higher, but sometimes the three officers assigned to write tickets were already busy on a stop so they couldn’t ticket other violators, said Jeff Kienlen, the city’s traffic enforcement officer.

HR woman missing

Hood River Police are looking for a 27-year-old woman, Holly Kristen Lester, who has been missing since early Thursday morning, March 16. Lester was last seen near the Port of Hood River.

Air quality meeting set Tuesday

A meeting is set for Tuesday, March 21 to discuss the final results of air quality testing that found naphthalene remains below levels that might produce immediate health concerns, but exceeds levels for lifetime exposure.

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Working with Wood

Woodcraft and art mix to create magic in Danny Minor’s workshop

Danny Minor’s woodworking specialty is everything, basically. If you can describe it, Minor can make it.

Portion of Historic Columbia River Highway closed

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The Historic Columbia River Highway will remain closed between Multnomah Falls and Angel's Rest until at least Monday while ODOT crews evaluate the source of a series of slides in the area. Five slides in the four days ending Thursday closed the road at milepost 16 and recent heavy rain has left the hillside unstable. ODOT will continue to monitor the site and will evaluate conditions next week after the expected weekend rainstorm passes.

For the Record for March 17, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 17

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Gorge life on tap in Salem

Aaron and Kelley Lee, owners of Sedition Brewing in The Dalles, have had two opportunities in just as many weeks to pour their own craft beers and others from the region for state leaders.

City approves local grants for this year

Officials budget $25,000 for a variety of local projects, groups

A grant program approved by The Dalles City Council in 2015 will soon be helping local organizations meet their goals.

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