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Forum examines wood products sector

MCEDD symposium offers extensive analysis of forest products industry

Despite challenges, a keynote speaker at an economic symposium focused on timber said he sees a bright future for the industry.

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Indian Autumn

The “Columbia River Indian Autumn” celebration at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center attracted a host of celebrants Saturday.

ICE hunger strike ends

A hunger strike by immigration detainees was “paused” at the regional jail Saturday after detainees said concessions were promised by jail and immigration officials. They said they may resume the strike if conditions don’t improve. Meanwhile, Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Administrator Bryan Brandenburg said no agreement was made in order to stop the strike, which he said lasted three days, not four as claimed by supporters of the strikers.

What's Happening from November 5, 2017

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Mosier man charged with sex abuse

William Frank Osborne, 58, of Mosier, a volunteer at The Dalles Head Start, was arrested Oct. 26 on one charge of sex abuse in the first degree, according to a press release from the City of The Dalles Police Department.

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Protecting property values: Codes enforcement

At one location, two couches and a battered barbecue were sitting by the side of the gravel road. At another, ragged outdoor carpet covered a property dotted with junk and tall vegetation. A third had a dilapidated and dangerously leaning outbuilding that was a threat to human safety. Those are the kinds of public eyesores that The Dalles Codes Enforcement Officer Nikki Lesich works to eradicate.

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CL single mom gifted with car

A single mom with three children received a vehicle Thursday in the third annual “Wheels of Hope” campaign sponsored by Bicoastal Media in partnership with Northshore Medical Group.

For the Record for November 3, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 3

ICE detainee hunger strike begins again

A second hunger strike by immigration detainees at the regional jail in The Dalles has started, with strikers objecting to largely the same issues that sparked a strike in May.

Rep. Huffman resigns from House seat

The Wasco County Republican Central Committee is seeking nominees to fill the House District 59 seat vacated Oct. 28 by Oregon Rep. John Huffman, who makes his home in The Dalles. In July, Huffman announced he would not run for re-election in 2018 because he would have fulfilled his goal to serve for 10 years.

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Northwave Sails sews up success

For 30 years, Northwave Sails has made custom sails for wind surfers.

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Task force suggests pension fix

SALEM — A task force delivered its final report Friday to Gov. Kate Brown on options to shrink the state's bloated pension-fund deficit by $5 billion over the next five years. Two of the suggestions — including privatizing the state's public universities — didn't thrill the Democratic governor.

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Chenowith goes Disney

Chenowith Elementary School is putting on the Disney production of “Aladdin Kids” on Nov. 2, 3, 4, and 5, in the school cafeteria. The performances Nov. 2-4 will start at 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 5, the performance is at 2 p.m.

For the Record for November 2, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 2

Local preference sought for move

The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments will ask the state to waive rules that make it unlikely that the new administrators of the Area Agency on Aging will be from the local area. MCCOG, a 40-year-old five-county entity that runs a handful of local and regional services, anticipates dissolving itself by Jan. 31.

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