Getting at the root

The roots of domestic violence lie in childhood trauma and Louise Bauschard, founder and executive director of Voices Set Free, is on a mission to stop the cycle of aggression and victimization. Bauschard said evidence-based research shows that children who grow up with exposure to violence tend to have lifelong physical and psychological issues to grapple with.

August 10, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..

Giving back to farm workers

Providing health care to migrant farm workers not only meets a critical need but acknowledges the important contribution these families make to the local economy, says Jon Soffer, a nurse practitioner with Mid-Columbia Medical Center. “I think it’s critical for us to give back to this community by improving their health because they are a cornerstone of the industry,” he said.

August 7, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..

‘Wheels of Hope’ to roll through Gorge

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Griffith Motors and Washington Gorge Action Programs are teaming up again this year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. “Wheels Of Hope” will provide a deserving family lacking transportation options a vehicle to help them meet their daily travel needs.

August 7, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..

‘Heroes’ event draws rave reviews

Law enforcement officials and firefighters converged on Fred Meyer Saturday morning but there was no emergency — personnel from several area agencies were taking children school shopping. “We’ve never done this before, I think it’s going to be pretty cool,” said Wasco County Chief Deputy Scott Williams.

August 7, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..

‘Not a winning ticket’

It’s not a winning ticket, but Keith Jallen has it tucked away in his billfold, carefully laminated for protection. “When I was a kid, probably about eight years old, they were giving out these tickets as a promotion,” Jallen said. “I don’t remember if it was one for every dollar, or one for every purchase.”

August 7, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..

District declares Extreme Fire Danger

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has declared that a condition of Extreme Fire Danger exists within its jurisdictional boundaries. As of Wednesday, Aug. 8, all open fires are prohibited, including open pile burning, burn barrels, campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires. The use of commercially manufacture fire pits with screens, barbeques and devices using liquefied or bottled fuels is allowed.

August 7, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

Fee hikes to fund housing

In June, the cost of recording deeds, mortgages and liens took a 61 percent jump — from $65 to $105 — with all of the increase going to pay for affordable housing in Oregon.

August 7, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..

District 21 to sell 70 acres

D21 earlier this year surplussed 70 of its 100 acres of property in Columbia View Heights, retaining 30 acres for a possible future school site. By doing so, Northern Wasco County School District 21 can now sell the property, said D21 CFO Randy Anderson. But that step is quite a ways off, he said.

August 7, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..

Big day nears

Wheat harvest and firefighting activities have put wedding preparations on hold for Kylie Reed, 24, and Josh Duling, 26, of Maupin, but she’s not worried about being good to go for the Sept. 15 wedding because of her “go-go-go” personality.

August 7, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..


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