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Neita Cecil

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Top Dog!

TD border terrier knocks top-ranked rival off first-place platform at famous show

Health district suit still on

Legal fees are new focus

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Police arrest teen tagger

Juvenile, 15, accused of 31 graffiti incidents

Woman gets 18 months for elder theft

Employee caught stealing on camera

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Plans to spruce up TD high school

Chamber group eyes landscaping

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The Dalles head start earns five-star rating

The Dalles Head Start program has been awarded top honors – a Five-Star quality rating — from a state rating system.

Police nab two more taggers

Graffiti spree is worst chief remembers

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Easter sunrise service set at Pulpit Rock

Porter felt called to help

County eyes salary matrix

New pay proposal for former union employees

Second trial seeks $4M

A second trial against Mid-Columbia Medical Center stemming from a former anesthesiologist’s sexual assault of sedated female patients and hospital employees is underway in The Dalles.

Accounting report faults treasurer

Krause disputes firm’s findings

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Chess success at state

The Dalles High School sophomores Chase Snodgrass and Jacob Holloran each won two of five matches at the state Chess for Success tournament in Portland earlier this month, putting them in a tie for fifth place.

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Bound for the big time

Teen is already a paid actor

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Backpack program gets large donation

Students raise $1,175 cash

Wolfe resigns from fire board

Bill Wolfe, a retired 37-year firefighter who defeated an incumbent to get on the Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue board in 2013, resigned last month, saying his participation had been “contentious and ineffective.”

Syphilis cases reported here

Three reported since ‘13

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Realtor feared the worst

Ashley sensed eviction would be problematic

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The world, and back to Wasco County

To get a sense of what a doer and achiever Mike Davis is, here’s just one insight: he needs only three to five hours of sleep a night.

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Help in a time of trouble

When Amanda Fedunok started police academy last February as a recruit for The Dalles Police Department, she had an ambitious goal: she wanted to earn the top academic honor in her class of 40.

DA bristles over painting

Public health worker threatened with charges

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Firing up for the Fourth

Committee seeking fireworks funding

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10 year old fights Leukemia

Prayer and support have helped family

State won’t study loans

The state said it didn’t have enough resources to investigate a claim by an electrician that large cash reserves from building codes fees were improperly used as internal loans by the entity that manages building codes services. The March 2 letter from the state’s building codes division to that managing entity, the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, said, “The division does not have adequate staff resources to evaluate these loans or further this investigation.”

Building codes issues debated

MCCOG seeks role in study

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TDMS presents ‘Annie, Jr.’

School has first play after hiatus

Food co-op idea progresses

Planning for a local food co-op in The Dalles continues, and a founding team has formed to further explore the option.

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Big Plans by Design

Shop class nurtures student goals, hands-on skills in mechanics

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Unitarian Universalists install minister

Judy Zimmerman will be installed as the first “settled” or permanent minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Saturday, March 7 in Hood River.

Edible pot found at TDMS

Police arrest three students

County revamps two departments

When the directors of Wasco County’s public works and planning departments almost simultaneously retired or moved, the idea of replacing them with one person was floated as a cost-saving measure.

State grant ups jail beds

The 50-bed limit for Wasco County at the regional jail has been a frustration for county law officials, but a state grant will help ease that burden — at least until the end of the fiscal year.

County eyes building code issue

Task force studies complaints

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Redside seniors leave a leadership legacy

A winning legacy is in place for SWC’s future success

TDHS going to trimesters

New system set to start in fall 2015

Health lawsuit still underway

The lawsuit filed against Wasco County asking that the Dec. 17 decision to leave the regional health district be voided will not be dropped yet, even though the county did rescind that vote Wednesday.

County rescinds vote

Officials plan to study health services, costs

County sued for health vote

Lawsuit claims actions illegal

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Gorge panel, county sign pact

Historic agreement brings Klickitat to NSA planning table

County may re-visit health district vote

Officials could revisit health district decision

MCMC infection rates low

Federal study misrepresents data

County backs gun rights

Commission sends letter to Oregon Legislature

Scam costs local woman $5,000

Scammer cusses out police chief

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Zion Lutheran finds ideal leader

Tyler Beane returns to TD

County audit spots trouble

Second audit seeks remedy

Dustup at Dufur over playing time

Three men got into a fight in Dufur Tuesday night over how much playing time elementary school boys were getting on a basketball team, according to the Wasco County sheriff’s log. The mother of a player participating in the Dufur Parks and Recreation program had texted the coach earlier, saying her son wasn’t getting enough playing time.

TD co-op idea well supported ing well attended

After an unexpectedly large turnout of 60 people for the first meeting on the idea of forming a food co-op in The Dalles, work is turning to naming a founding team to continue the effort.

Man hit by train, lives

Subject decided to sit on tracks

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Hands-on Learning

Wahtonka is ‘project central’

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St. Mary’s auction Feb. 7

Family activities take place tonight

School clarifies dropout rate

Stats are half of reported figure