Neita Cecil

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Neita Cecil covers faith, Columbia Gorge Commission, fire and general news.

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ALS claims local woman

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.

TD juniors aim for Disneyland

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.

TD juniors aim for Disneyland

Class of 2017 has eyes on Disneyland

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Kramer retains county seat

Ballot return was 50 percent

Walmart appeal hearing in Salem

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.

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Sharp increase in ‘hot dog’ calls

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.

Child welfare draws lawsuit

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.

Child welfare draws lawsuit

Lawsuit filed by fired child welfare workers

Unlawful case files

Unlawful case files

Transient found dead at camp

Good Samaritan finds transient deceased

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