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Neita Cecil

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D21 studies school options

Consultant to be hired for facilities assessment

D21 wins suit filed by teachers

Jury rules that no work promises were made

Bar advances DA complaint

Association investigates alleged misconduct

Water break stops classes at school

Broken city water line leads to closure at St. Mary’s Academy

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Guard bestows honor

Roderick receives a national award for service

Teacher job-loss suit tried

D21 accused of breaking employment promise

Citizens propose new HS

Three sites described

D21 tackles school attendance

School works on plan to keep kids in class

County delays health decision

Wasco County has decided to wait another year before making a decision about whether to leave the regional health district. An agreement governing the three-county entity allows withdrawal decisions only at the end of a year, with the withdrawal being effective six months later.

Rufus official sentenced

Former city official gets time for theft of funds

Facilities group to air plans

Group will present plans Dec. 2

School backers air needs

Grassroots effort seeks to boost D21 scores

Homeless kids with dad

The father of the five children who lived in a shed for a time has requested a modification of his parenting plan in order to give him custody.

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Teens named AP Scholars

Students earn top 8 percent rank in world

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‘Sheep pit’ waste arrives in Wasco County

Tons of dirt, hides transported to county dump

Youth center events set

Plans aired at two sessions

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Attorney chooses Christ over law

Wilson makes life-changing decision based on her faith

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Workgroup considers homelessness

Work group already taking steps

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Lizzy shines in her Nike shoes

Middle schooler partnered with company to design a unique set of footwear

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Fire guts 13th Street home Monday

Second fire destroys shop in Dallesport

Vet’s service sparks display

Family gives TD a gift of fireworks in his name

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Fire victim seeks funding help

Mom and kids lost everything in structure fire

New community education program starts

First classes at Wahtonka are free, begin on Thursday

Homeless mom arrested at local motel

Five children taken into protective custody

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Help offered to mom camped in shed with kids

Family is given hope for housing

Arrest, suit over ranching

Liz Turner has been charged with stealing cows

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Youth Center plans aired

Project moves a step closer to end goal

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Mom, five kids live in shed

Family surviving tough times

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When Driving gets Dicey

DMV testers tough it out

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Emmanuel Baptist hosts revival

Event creates space for God’s work to work

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Citizens focus on schools

Brainstorming session crowded

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Students help homeless

Gift bags have items to care for basic needs

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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.