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TD readies for plant overhaul

The Dalles will soon have the first wastewater treatment plant in the Northwest overhauled by using design-build methods that are geared toward making new construction go more smoothly. The $4.8 million project to update capacity and replace aging equipment is going through the design phase with Mortenson Construction and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, an engineering firm, working closely together on plans.

Mileage tax program revs up

Motorists will get gas tax credit

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God, Country and Corps

Marine pays tribute to his warrior-father

Residents get city refund

Advance fees no longer required

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Serving combat veterans

Tonkin donates to group that provides wounded warriors with adventures

The Dalles hires economic staffer

Council cuts other hours, job for funding

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Preschooler in a battle for life

Friends plan prom as fundraiser

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‘Women are veterans, too’

Margie Anderson served with pride, now wants to help others

Ramping up Main Street fun

Summer Fest plans include mystery game

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MCMC leases two sites downtown TD

Vacant buildings will be put to use

UP president visits gorge

Railroad chief addresses safety issues

VSO clarifies claims change

Jones said new form will make process more efficient

Search for wounded cat

Witness saw feline shot with arrows

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Fire destroys TD family’s home

Red Cross provides clothing, temporary shelter

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Wolf numbers up, funding down

Ranchers given state, federal status update

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Military memorabilia sought for display

Mini-museum set up in Second Street storefront

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Second run to change clinic name

Walden seeks to honor local soldier who fell in battle

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Simple solution to yard sale impasse

Councilor finds way to resolve siting controversy

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Merkley honors YouthThink

Senator given lei in return

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HAVEN ‘goes all out’ for annual party

Fundraiser supports advocacy programs

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OSU revives bull tour

Wolf display, discussion will conclude all-day event

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Teen receives banner gift from front lines

Soldier shows thanks for care packages

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Changing times at veterans’ home

Dallas Swafford and an administrative team are moving on several fronts to meet generational needs at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles.

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Elegance of the Empress

The Paddle Wheel Lounge offers live vocals and piano for entertainment. The Show Lounge is an activity center during the day, featuring everything from BINGO to magic acts, and is the scene for live musical entertainment every night. During the past year, the Empress has won accolades from critics for its dining experiences and hospitality. Lunder takes pride in those reviews because it means the hard work going on behind the scenes is gaining good reports from guests. “They get to enjoy such beautiful scenic views and we provide them with information about the history of the river and the communities they visit,” he said.

Shining the light on many local salaries

News director tackles new research project

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Officials protest education budget

Opponents say achievement is tied to funding

City sets rules for pot shops

Dispensaries treated as pharmacies

County payments back on table

Walden seeks two-year funding extension

City eyes pot shops

Council ponders regulations for dispensaries

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Jail chief set to retire

Weed said timing is right for exit

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Eviction sparks gunshots, fire

Firefighters locate a body inside gutted TD residence

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Rancher takes reins of livestock panel

Wilson wants to keep youth in industry

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Comfort and Care

Firefighter reflects on 40 years of service

City fields funding requests

Representatives from three community organizations — Fort Dalles Fourth, YouthThink and Youth Empowerment Shelter — requested funding Monday, March 9, from The Dalles City Council.

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Bazinga Bots headed to regionals

The Bazinga Bots of The Dalles High School are one of 72 robotics teams from 12 states headed to the Western Regional Tournament March 27-29 in Oakland, Calif.

Sex conference shut down

Questions remain unanswered

City has ‘neon’ moment

A neon sign museum may be sited in downtown The Dalles within the next two years, which city officials believe will attract more tourists and create other economic development opportunities.

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Mom on quest to help son recover

Medical bills have piled up

Business bills spark debate

Huffman worries about costs being passed on to families

Legislature poised to enact new carbon fee

Ranchers, businesses protest added fuel expense

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Section of East Scenic closes March 2

Stabilization project winds up in June

Developers can tap into $2M pot

New funds available for housing upgrades

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Keeping the memories alive

Woman seeks faces of Vietnam vets

City to remove dying trees

Code change allows action on private lots

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Magill hooked by new hobby-b

The work is meticulous and requires precision placement of the cork handle, reel seat, end cap and guides, but Lane Magill finds building fishing rods to be a source of relaxation.

Bike panel shifts into high gear

Mayor moves ahead with ‘bike-friendly’ focus

Once upon an ‘Enchanted’ eve

The honor of your presence is requested Friday for a gathering of princesses

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Teen’s spring break nightmare

Ashley Elton survives toxic shock

Council reduces new home fees

City officials work toward resolution of complaints

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Freeway construction underway

Traffic on Interstate 84 is now restricted to one lane in each direction for 3.8 miles within The Dalles city limits. Bob Townsend, assistant project manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation, said the orange barrels blocking off the east and west right lanes were put up Monday.

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