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RaeLynn Ricarte

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A look at Independance Day

In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was pressed by a committee from the Second Continental Congress to write an explanation for colonists, and justification for the rest of the world, about why it had become necessary to seek independence from British rule.

Agencies put brakes on road dispute

The City of The Dalles and Wasco County have resolved a longstanding dispute over transfer of public roads in urban fringe areas. After years of contention, the two agencies have developed a work plan for streets that shares responsibility.

Huffman on ‘bad bills’ in Salem

Official says economy will be hurt

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Police ready for heat wave

Call volumes expected to go up

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King of the Barbecue

Legion to hold cook-off this July

Vets offered host of services Saturday

The Hometown Heroes focus in The Dalles continues through July 4 and involves an event this Saturday to help veterans access services to improve their quality of life. Jennifer Borne, disabled veteran outreach program coordinator for Worksource Oregon’s office in The Dalles, is organizing Veteran Resource Day on Saturday, June 20. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Meals location, 315 West Third Street, veterans will be able to get help from Wasco County Veteran Service Officer Russell Jones. He will provide assistance to file claims for benefits and compensation. In addition, representatives from several agencies will be available to provide information about housing and other social programs. The Vet Mobile Center out of Salem will also be on site to offer counseling.

City shares project plans

Officials optimistic about economic growth

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Fire destroys TD trailer

A mobile home at Viewpoint park in The Dalles was destroyed by fire late Monday morning. Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crews worked to keep the flames from spreading to nearby properties. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. More information will be provided in Tuesday's Chronicle.

Protecting the ‘people’s building’

Foundation has asked the Oregon Legislature to provide $168 in the 2015 session to get construction underway

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Dufur grad really is a senior

Marine vet returns for diploma

NORCOR board selects new administrator

Mike Cantrell of Nebraska is top candidate

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Cherry harvest underway

Chelan harvest has started about two weeks early

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ARCHERY: A sport for all ages

Archery was an important military and hunting skill in the Stone Age, when bows and arrows replaced spear-throwers as projectiles. For thousands of years, warriors used bows in battle and hunters took down big game to feed their families with a steady aim. Although guns eventually replaced archery as the weapon of warfare, thousands of archers are still hunting the forests of the U.S.

NORCOR chief hosts open house

Public invited to meet three candidates for top job

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

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