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RaeLynn Ricarte

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Mounsey arraigned on Measure 11 charges

Esten Alton Mounsey, 39, of The Dalles will be represented in a rape and sexual assault case by Amy Lammers of the gorge firm Morris, Smith, Starns and Sullivan.

City considers ship docking fee

Flat fee would redeem operating costs

Navarro arraigned for camp shooting

Juan Carlos Navarro, 20, was arraigned Monday in Wasco County Circuit Court for allegedly using a shotgun July 13 to injure one man at a Pleasant Ridge Road orchard camp and endangering two other people.

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Study shows The Dalles has highest water and sewer rates in Eastern Oregon

Hermiston study of sewer and water rates among cities of comparative size show The Dalles has highest "average" rates for sewer and water.

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Containment nears on White River Canyon fire

The White River Canyon Fire, which started Saturday afternoon, is expected to be 100 percent contained by Friday morning, according to Brian Ballou, information officer for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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Lightning sparks regional fires

White River Canyon blaze continues while others are quickly extinguished UPDATE July 15, 2014.

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Lightning sparks mulitple fires in region

Oregon fire officials estimated that about 3,400 lightning strikes occurred across the region Sunday and started dozens of fires, mostly small but some sparked fires that are threatening homes on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

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Battle lines form over bladderpod

A group of farmers in Franklin County, Wash., are challenging U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s listing of the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species – and asking for help from local citizens.

City hears planning panel street ideas

“This is complicated,” said The Dalles City Councilor Tim M­­cGlothlin about finding an affordable way to pay for street improvements tied to residential development. Members of the planning commission at the June 30 workshop knew exactly where McGlothlin’s was coming from with what might have been the understatement of the year.

Man dies when struck by train

A man was struck and killed by an eastbound train early Saturday morning and The Dalles City Police are awaiting toxicology reports to see if he was under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

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Boehner visits gorge

Greg Walden serves as tour guide for top GOP leader

One of the best kept secrets in the gorge was Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner’s visit July 2 to several locations.

Walden meets with ranchers

Wolves top list of subjects addressed at Dufur gathering

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden told ranchers from Wasco and Sherman counties July 3 that Oregon had been offered more wolves from Idaho.

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Iraq vet seeks Purple Heart recipients

Medal holders challenged to help military families

The Dalles contracts for business recruitment

It isn’t enough to just advertise The Dalles as a good place to do business, there needs to be an active recruitment program, according to Nolan Young, city manager.

Cherries on boom track

Rain causes minimal damage to overall crop

Cow recovers from wolf attack in Umatilla

Sherman County committee will decide if compensation is owed

City considers park tobacco rules

Health officials seek festival area directive

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Cyclists seek bike park

Bikers form group to study possibilities

Stark gets eight years for theft charges

Felon had long history of prior convictions

Police arrest 12 for drugs

Festival, Mid-Columbia Narcotics Task Force raid yields multiple charges.

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A time for new horizons

Judge leaves 23 years on the bench with an optimistic outlook

Mustang drawing will aid children

Residents of Wasco and Hood River counties have the opportunity to win a classic car, help prevent child abuse and minimize trauma to young victims.

Mustang drawing will aid children

Residents of Wasco and Hood River counties have the opportunity to win a classic car, help prevent child abuse and minimize the trauma to young victims.

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Wasco county selects wolf panel

Two business representatives are still needed

Governor names Ostrye new circuit court judge

Hood River attorney Karen Ostrye has been appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge Paul Crowley.

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Barnwood yields settlers’ stories

Cottonwood Canyon exhibit uses ranch items

City gives tax credit to e-commerce

Council hopes for state tax break

City opts out of road district

Council will now pursue a local gas proposal

Ceiling fire at Schultens Monday

Torch used in construction ignited flames

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Marine: Find God for true healing

Dan Brophy says the painful experiences of combat can make a veteran stronger

Jail tackles rape prevention

Staff addition will address implementation

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Walden tours Readiness Center

Dr. Frank Toda gives Congressman a ‘true north’ compass

City halts $9.80-a-day interest; $1,500 unpaid bill could still result in foreclosure

Future changes could allow staff to impose a lien in the future without a public hearing taking place.

Sheriff looking for wanted suspect

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Kevin Anthony Jessie, 32, of Sevenmile Road.

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Honoring One and a Generation

Veterans honor late longtime advocate

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Veterans LIVE Memorial Day

Every day is Memorial Day for a combat veteran who often struggle for years, if not a lifetime, to make sense of what happened in war, according to Dr. Pat Stone, a decorated Vietnam veteran.

Ground Zero: No ‘holiday,’ a day of sadness for those lost

Military families often seem to inhabit an alternate universe at this time in history. While most of America is excited about Memorial Day as a three-day “holiday,” it is a time of sadness for those of us who have sent sons and daughters, husbands and wives to war. Even if our loved one made it home alive, we all know families who were not so fortunate.

Shinnick gets 20-month sentence for spitting in city police officer’s face

Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley wants to send a “loud and clear” message to people that there will be consequences for spitting in the face of a police officer.

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Welcome Home

Vietnam Veterans will receive special recognition at Memorial Day observance

Runyon-Bailey face runoff

Commissioner Scott Hege secures another term.

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Vet fights for unpaid bills

Former soldier says VA system needs overhaul

Former tomb guard speaks Sunday

McIlvenna will speak at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Walden: Scrutiny needed on species regulation

A federal agency’s proposal to list the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species, despite evidence to the contrary, is an example of how grazing rights are being threatened on public lands, according to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon.

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An Embattled System

Constant push for new regulations is overburdening agencies, cattleman says

Activist disputes accusation of fee gouging

The Center for Biological Diversity disputes the allegation by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and others that environmentalist groups are raking in billions from federal court battles.

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A Place for Cattle

Careful grazing can improve the health of forest land, says longtime advocate

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History of public lands started with grazing

Oversight of federal lands has expanded in recent years

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Seeking balance on our public lands

Rancher says grazing is being squeezed off federal lands, putting industry at risk: Agencies work to apply congressional plans and guidelines on the ground.

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Spera is promoting change

Barney Spera knows it is unlikely that he will topple Republican Greg Walden from his Second Congressional District seat - but he is running to get his message out. "I decided to get involved in this election because I just got angry," said the Democrat from Ashland. "Money is power and power is money and I have no illusions about unseating Walden. But I would like to get a discussion going."

Taxpayers foot the bill of resource lawsuits

Equal Justice Act is being used to gain billions

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