Neita Cecil covers faith, Columbia Gorge Commission, fire and general news.
An inspiration to all she met, MariAnne Sansour has succumbed to ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, after a six-year battle that she fought on her own terms, with faith, grit and humor. Ironically, her death, on May 13, occurred during ALS Awareness Month. She was 69.
A group of parents with students in next year’s graduating class at The Dalles High School have an ambitious plan for boosting 2017 graduation rates: a three-day trip to Disneyland. The senior party was announced last month, giving the class of 2017 extra time to fundraise.
Class of 2017 has eyes on Disneyland
Ballot return was 50 percent
An appeal hearing last week in Salem of a state-issued wetlands fill permit for a proposed Walmart superstore in The Dalles focused on whether the project had to meet a public need or not.
Not too many years ago, summer brought the occasional call to police about a dog in distress in a hot car. But in the last few years, such calls to The Dalles Police Department have significantly increased, officers say. And almost without exception, the calls are unfounded, meaning the dog was fine.
Two former child welfare workers in The Dalles filed a wrongful termination suit saying they were fired after alleging children were put at risk and even harmed by willful violations of state law.
Lawsuit filed by fired child welfare workers
Unlawful case files
Good Samaritan finds transient deceased