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Neita Cecil

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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

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Grass fire threatens dwellings

Pool house partially burned

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Fire threatens Pinewood, now contained

UPDATED 12:45 p.m. A 12 to 15 acre fire that threatened Pinewood Mobile Manor by the Discovery Center this morning is contained and no structures were lost, according to Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

Olivan designs Nike shoe

One of six honored

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ALS fundraiser nets $1,425

Event to be held annually

County legal fees at $88K

Lawsuit, audits behind cost

Health district budget debated

Public health to cut walk-in clinic hours by 80 percent

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Road trips with mom

Blogger shares her travels

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Christian Science Church gets makeover

Wheelchair access available

Paint for Kurtz

Lighter, brighter gym coming to high school

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Pool grand opening party set for June 20

Outdoor pool could open as early as Wednesday

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A pilot’s honor flight

Barber missed war by one day

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Avon sales help backpack work

Gifting 90 percent of proceeds

Less clinic, more births

Clinic cuts could increase unintended births

FamFest set for June 13

A full day of activities is planned at the first ever Fam Fest this Saturday, June 13 at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park, with events from ziplines to a climbing wall to pedal go carts and dodgeball.

Four new staff for kindergarten

Dry Hollow School will be the final elementary to add all-day kindergarten in the upcoming school year, and the proposed school district budget has four new staff positions to implement the change.

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Defying the odds

Sansour in long ALS battle

Dee Hill still hospitalized

Dee Hill, accidentally shot in the stomach May 16 by her husband, Darrell Hill, a retired sheriff and police chief who has dementia, is still hospitalized, but has improved to stable condition, a family spokesperson said.

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‘He was the nicest man in the world’

Honald died May 30 in ATV wreck

County counsel addresses filing

Wasco County counsel Brad Timmons said the bar complaint he filed against Wasco County’s district attorney was his first in 25 years of law practice in Oregon, and a “difficult step” to take.

Secret subpoena at issue in dispute

The chief allegations in a recent bar complaint against Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley center around an investigation he launched of a county employee.

Complaint takes issue with DA handling of public record request

A pending bar complaint against Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley takes issue with his handling of a public records request, alleging he had a conflict of interest in the matter.

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Wasco DA focus of bar complaint

Wasco County legal counsel has accused District Attorney Eric Nisley of eight ethics violations

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One veteran’s flight of honor

Carlson reminisces on wartime service

Public Health may cut its clinic hours

The public health walk-in clinic for immunization and birth control could see its hours cut from five days a week to one due to a proposed smaller cash payment from Wasco County, the health district director said.

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Summer brings Young Life camp

Summer camp June 20-26

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Hometown USA Days launches

Will honor vets, show town pride

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Hill faces third surgery today

Dee Hill opened her eyes briefly Tuesday morning and will have a third surgery today, Wednesday, after being accidentally shot Saturday by her husband, who has dementia.