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Brochure focuses on The Dalles history

In October 2012, the first-ever Reconnect to the River Festival was sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was to celebrate the completion of the new city dock and the arrival of cruise ships to The Dalles.

Editorial: Oil trains add to disaster probability

Two largely silent collaborators in the transport of fossil fuels through the Columbia River Gorge spoke up Sept. 9 before the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

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Editorial: Balance needed in stream rules

The Oregon Board of Forestry took another step last week in its effort to keep small and midsize streams cool enough to meet the state’s Protecting Cold Water standards. The board voted Wednesday to move forward with rule-making that will apply largely to streams on privately owned timberland. Fortunately, neither the board nor the Oregon Department of Forestry it oversees appears willing to rush the process.

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Editorial cartoons from Sept. 9

Editorial cartoons from Sept. 9, 2014

Letter to the editor: Are you ok?

To the editor: When was the last time you asked someone if they were OK? A friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member, someone who seemed pretty down lately, lacking their usual demeanor? If we each did a little more asking and paying as much attention to one’s mental health as we do one’s physical ailments, we could reduce the high rate of suicide.

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Editorial: Subtract domestic and what do you have?

The truth came out this week in the domestic violence case of three-time NFL Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice and his fiance Janay Palmer.

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Editorial: Go, learn, get ready

On Saturday, Sept. 20, local emergency planners are hosting a Get Ready The Dalles event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue.

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Editorial: Focus on forest, not just plans

Disdain for the U.S. Forest Service’s draft plan for managing the Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla and Malheur national forests is widespread.

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Editorial: Compounding the problem

If you’re feeling a sense of déjà vu these days when reading The Chronicle it’s no surprise, at least where The Dalles City Council stories are concerned.

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Editorial: Two-wheeled invasion

Yes, Wasco County will be invaded by around 2,200 bicyclists starting next weekend — but in a good way.

Editorial: Liquor surcharge "tax" needs changed

The (Bend) Bulletin, Aug. 23: You may not have known this, but Oregon doesn’t “tax” liquor. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission simply raises its margin on the stuff when the state needs more money. The taxes it does collect go to the federal government.

Editorial: High stakes on tribal recognition

Just short of his 92nd birthday, Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe Chairman and hereditary Chief Joe Scovell died earlier this month, just after U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici introduced federal legislation to recognize the tribe.

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Editorial: Parents can make the difference

Barely a week remains before most local school children will head back to class next week.

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Editorial: Coolly fighting for attention

The ALS Association has hit upon a winning formula for raising money for a good cause — for as along as it lasts.

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Editorial: Congress vacations while forests burn

Congress is in recess, but our forests still are burning. Our senators and representatives blew out of Washington, D.C. for their annual summer vacation, without taking action on any of a number of common-sense proposals to rework how we pay for firefighting — proposals that over the long run would have helped to reduce the severity of future fires.

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