Jade McDowell



I am a reporter for the Chronicle covering youth, K-12 education and county government. I've been with the Chronicle since June 2011 and did an internship here in 2009. I'm a The Dalles Wahtonka High School alumna and graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in print journalism.

Recent Stories

New laws affect schools

Some are so new, impacts remain unknown As schools in Oregon opened their doors for the new school year this week they had to factor in more than 100 laws passed by the Oregon legislature in 2013 that affect school districts in some way.

September 6, 2013 12:33 p.m. read more..

Teens keep things running at base camp

Local youths find work with firefighters Most teens are finishing out their summer with a vacation or time at the pool, but a few local students are finding out what it takes to run an emergency camp for firefighters.

August 23, 2013 11:51 a.m. read more..


Fire complex balloons to 11,335 acres, burns a fourth home A change in wind direction and the threat of evening thunderstorms had firefighters worried as the day shift headed out to the Government Flats Fire Complex Thursday morning.

August 22, 2013 11:58 a.m. read more..

Cost of rural care eyed

Rural and urban communities have different needs, and the local Area Agency on Aging thinks it is time to remind the state of that.

August 13, 2013 10:38 a.m. read more..

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