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Neita Cecil

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Launching into lessons

Student makes catapult as a school project

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Weathering the Storm

Storm Douthit’s broken neck went undiagnosed for a month

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Food Drive nets 5,300 lbs. for local programs

Local food bank, student food program benefited

TD Habitat founder Jim Torgerson dies

Memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7

Walk, ride, don’t drive car to work

Motorists challenged to use alternative methods to travel

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Refreshing ride to work

Dave Karlson bikes 22 miles once a week

St. Peter’s Octoberfest explores German culture

Festival raises funds for parish

D21 energy needs outlined

Audit finds outdated systems

State payment late to schools

Finance chief expects funds to be deposited next week

Law change on Google cash?

At an August town hall meeting on the latest Google deal, Oregon Rep. John Huffman said he strongly disagreed with the fact that The Dalles and Wasco County directed how other agencies must spend the Google funds they received.

Planning for Google funds

D21 seeks input on distribution

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Old windows get new life

Workshop will help people restore, repair

Fire district may seek bond levy

Voters could be asked for funds to replace equipment

Dixie Parker dies at 59

TD woman was long-time social justice activist

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Tiny Homes for the homeless

Two TD women seek village

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Room for redemption

Two women who were in jail at the same time for drug-related felonies also just got their children back at around the same time, thanks to a faith-based residential treatment program in The Dalles.

Clinic cuts turn away 101

County questions political motivation of reduction

Learn how to be prepared for any type of disaster

Terry Teeters has seen the critical role amateur radios play during an emergency. A few years ago, when he lived on the coast, 125 mph winds knocked out power, cell phones and landlines and blocked roads for about three weeks. Communities were reduced to isolated islands separated by swollen rivers. A federally licensed amateur radio user with a focus on emergency communications, Teeters got on his radio and did what he could. He helped relay critical messages from town to town, including helping people who needed dialysis and prescriptions.

Journalist hops into county political race

Nichols says 42 years in the field has given him insight

Worship in City Park this Sunday

Ecumenical service will ‘mix it up’

Health vote likely delayed until 2016

An expected December decision on whether or not Wasco County will leave the regional health district next July “doesn’t seem likely” now, the county commission chair said. That would push the decision back a year, to December 2016, since the agreement forming the three-county regional health district requires such decisions to be made at the end of a calendar year.

TD man arrested after allegedly firing multiple shots

A man was arrested late Friday night, Sept. 4, and faces multiple charges after he allegedly fired multiple gunshots at his home in the 6800 block of Mill Creek Road.

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Kiwanis Steak Feed honors Gary Honald

This year’s 60th annual Kiwanis steak feed, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. at Sorosis Park, has a special poignancy to it since it is in memory of the late Gary Honald, who was the backbone of the event for over 40 years.

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Spike in TD homeless calls

Police incident reports up 50 percent in 2015

Standoff ends peacefully

TD man arrested for menacing

A Mission to San Francisco

Teens reach out to homeless

Cash advance case closes

No criminal wrongdoing found

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Dreaming of a Musical Tower

Bell tower a 30-year project

Nisley explains display of photo

County counsel accuses DA of ethical violations in filing

DA files bar response

Nisley denies actions were vengeful

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Cycling the states — twice

Man on three-year fundraiser

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Paging ER volunteers

MCMC seeks caring helpers

Fatal crash investigated

Results could take a month

Surgery is only cure for infection

Three cases were diagnosed in 2015 by MCMC doctors

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Fighting a rare disease

Young mom contracts a ‘flesh eating’ tissue illness

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New Methodist minister arrives in TD

Jenkins hopes to draw youth

County wins legal round

Judge dismisses citizen lawsuit

City won’t block marijuana sales

Council votes against ban on retail trade

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Joint effort urged for July 4

City pays deficit then urges new business model

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Engine reaches end of line

Longest serving pumper in U.S. has finally been taken out of service

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Fire victims grateful for generosity

Blackwell family of Petersburg returned from dinner to find house in flames

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A passion for pregnancy care

Peña helps women get insurance

PD’s pill dropbox popular

Agency took in 500 lbs. of drugs in 2014

Sex abuser gets 20 years

A man from The Dalles was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for sexually abusing two teen males who were close family friends of his. The incidents were 12 years apart.

County dispute continues

Judge rules hearing is option

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Outdoor movie night planned for July 31

Emmanuel Baptist showing "The Lego Movie"

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Community worship & BBQ July 12

Event starts at 5 p.m.

Eagle Caves cult debunked

Multi-agency investigation finds no weapons

Cops: Smoke pot in private

Police expect public use calls

Green complaint dismissed

Lack of substantial evidence cited