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Neita Cecil

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School clarifies dropout rate

Stats are half of reported figure

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Injured skier takes steps

The Dalles skiing standout Maya Barnard-Davidson, who was seriously injured in a New Year’s Eve ski accident, could move soon to a rehab facility after nearly four weeks in the hospital.

New victims in bank case

Five women were targeted

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Ladies Who Lunch

Group has met too many years to remember

Wasco County’s Dec. health vote challenged

Citizen files records request

Local food co-op studied

First meeting set for Jan. 29

Health district split proceeding

Kathy Schwartz, a former director of the then-Wasco-Sherman Health Department, has volunteered to help Wasco County as it prepares to leave the regional public health district. Schwartz, an RN with a master’s degree in public health administration, joined the department in 1991 and was its director from 1999 to 2007. She still works in health care locally.

Walmart site appealed again

Wetlands mitigation challenged

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LDS ward names Laughmiller bishop

Russell Loughmiller, 39, is the new bishop of The Dalles’ Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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High School band Portland-bound

Group is part of Starlight Parade

Station remodel to start

Interior demo set to begin in week or two

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Ongoing vigil

Every day brings mix of hope, fear for TD skier

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First baby of 2015 comes to town

Little Tayven Hunter Willett, all five pounds one ounce of him, came into the world at 2:11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, making him the first baby born in 2015 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

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Young Life fundraiser Jan. 31 at Civic

With an overwhelmingly successful first fundraiser in October, Young Life is now gearing up for what it hopes to be another winner: its Souper Bowl event on Jan. 31.

Bank assistant manager arrested

Employee accused of stealing customer money

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Say goodbye to graffiti

Cleanup by juvenile crew

Waste plan awaits approval

County still has to sign off on program transfer

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Calling on Cuba

Van Valkenburgh toured in ‘97, exploring a country in a time warp

Festival of Trees raises $37k in 2014

Record amount for MCHF fundraiser

County hires new attorney

Timmons firm to serve commissioners

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Power of music in worship

Singing weaves closeness

HS weight room upgraded

MCMC spearheads renovations

Top Wasco county planner leaves

Roberts’ joins Hood River planning team

Pool work on schedule, but projected shortfall

Costs higher than expected

Health services are not ending

Citizens to still receive care

More charges in tagging

Two juveniles arrested last week for spraying graffiti on multiple properties and burglary were re-arrested on more burglary and graffiti charges last Friday night, according to The Dalles Police Department.

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A holiday contrast: Santa is not Savior

No lump of coal from Christ

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September bird deaths explained

Eight birds were reported killed in the September incident at The Dalles Transportation Center, which caused a temporary evacuation of the facility.

County to exit health district

Shortly after public health district officials left the room unawares, the Wasco County Commission voted unanimously Dec. 17 to leave the health district, after checking that it was permissible to take the vote even though the topic was not on the agenda.

Police arrest two tagging teens

Four The Dalles police officers arrested two teens late Monday morning believed responsible for a large spree of tagging throughout town, some of it done during daylight hours.

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Seeing Stars

A Red Carpet rundown

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Final taize service Dec. 17

Service offers a calming experience

Food drive helps needy

Amount down from last year’s record receipts

Wasco County OKs fire plan

Summer opening is planned

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Captain will miss excitement, variety

Ed Goodman leaves force after 35 years

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Airport burglar held at gunpoint

Darren Lacock helped with Project ELFF Thursday night in Dallesport, where he’s a volunteer firefighter, and a few hours later, found himself holding a burglar at gunpoint at the regional airport.

Gorge boosted in gov’s budget

Plan would nearly double agency budget

Parks hires new director

Phil Lewis brings experience from metro parks

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Cardboard makes bad ashtray

Firefighters say metal can is best option

Three on Parks board under fire

In a busy meeting Wednesday night, the parks board first received a petition with 89 signatures seeking the reinstatement of Scott Green as director, then was told a recall effort would begin against the three members who voted for his ouster.

Concussions treated head on

In the just-concluded fall sports season at The Dalles High School, 22 student athletes received concussions, officials say, well below the 35 that occurred last year.

Locals get ready for Ebola

Emergency responders receive special training

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Missionaries speak about German work

Local woman has lived in Karlsruhe 11 years

Health pacts have still not been signed

County support levels not firmed up

Gorge planner joins county

Brewer adds nine years of experience to local office

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Committee thanks vets with short fireworks display

A 10-minute fireworks display will take place at 6 p.m. on Veterans Day, in an effort by the Fort Dalles Fourth of July Committee to raise awareness of veterans and their needs.

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Christmas drive gets a new push

Fay Kiser has spread the word on project

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Village effort helps band

Many hands aided in project

More are targeted by PUD scam

Local businesses seem to be the focus

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Invisible inventor

Geza Liskay’s accomplishments are as impressive as they are unknown