Pacific Northwest

Man killed by train had tech following

A man killed by a train in The Dalles in mid-August had a Youtube following and was a “minor celebrity” in the computer world for doing the Herculean task of writing his own operating system, a fan said. Terrance Davis, 48, was killed Aug. 11 near West First and Terminal Avenue.

September 7, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

A look back at Gorge fire

CASCADE LOCKS – Last year’s Eagle Creek Fire continues to influence the Gorge, according to a press release from the Gorge Tourism Alliance. The fire was the most destructive in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area’s history, scorching more than 50,000 acres and closing I-84 for almost three weeks, which severely impacted tourism.

September 4, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..

Voters to decide tax passage

PORTLAND — Oregonians will have a chance to vote this November on how much legislative support certain state tax laws should need to pass. Supporters and opponents made their case for and against Ballot Measure 104 Friday before an editorial board meeting of the Pamplin Media Group.

September 4, 2018 1:52 p.m. read more..

Future of wolves debated locally

Eight members of the Wolf Plan Stakeholder work group met last week in The Dalles with ODFW staff to discuss methods of controlling the growing population.

September 4, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..

IP 22 probe closed

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Justice has closed a criminal investigation into two petitioners who were accused of giving false information to persuade voters to sign a petition to repeal the state sanctuary law. Initiative Petition 22 has since qualified for the ballot as Measure 105, Stop Oregon Sanctuaries.

August 31, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..

Walking Wild

A deer strolls across a gravel drive at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Cherry Heights Road in The Dalles.

August 31, 2018 2 p.m. read more..

Wolf pups confirmed in Wasco County

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Wednesday that a recently documented pair of wolves on the Warm Springs Reservation in Wasco County had at least two pups this year.

August 31, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..

Independent candidate invited to first debate

All three major political party candidates have been invited to the first of three major gubernatorial debates before the Nov. 6 general election. Children First for Oregon, along with television station KOIN and Pamplin Media Group, will host the first major debate of the election season Oct. 2 with an atypical format: Children will pose all of the questions to the three candidates.

August 28, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..

Brown unveils school plans

Gov. Kate Brown released her seven-step education policy agenda on Monday, components of which will be included in her proposed 2019-21 state budget, her spokeswoman said. “The governor strongly believes that in order to effect change for Oregon’s students, a multi-pronged approach is vital,” said Kate Kondayen, a press secretary in Brown’s office.

August 28, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..

TD hosts wolf plan talks

SALEM — ODFW will host a meeting with Wolf Plan stakeholders on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Dalles Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive. Stakeholders deeply involved with the Wolf Plan update have been invited to attend. A public comment period is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. on Thursday during the meeting.

August 24, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..

Hood River fire destroys iconic home

The third structure fire within a week occurred Saturday in Hood River. Aug. 11 saw a destructive blaze in a Hood River residential neighborhood, on Aug. 14 came a garage fire in a rural area west of Hood River, and the latest was at the edge of a cliff, mostly unreachable by foot.

August 21, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..

Staffers for GOP campaign quit

SALEM — Core campaign staff for the Republican candidate to represent Oregon’s 5th district in Congress resigned earlier this month. Two former staffers for the campaign said Monday that they resigned in early August due to “unrecoverable issues” in the Mark Callahan campaign.

August 21, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..

How could toll revenue be used?

PORTLAND — If it cost $3.50 when a driver crossed Interstate 205’s Abernethy Bridge, the toll would yield about $50 million per year and support the sale of enough bonds to pay for a significant share of the widening and seismic reinforcement of the bridge, according to an analysis by WSP USA.

August 21, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..


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