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RaeLynn Ricarte

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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.

City talks fireworks, rodeo

Council receives $45,000 in funding requests

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Vets get quicker care

New card for services comes with caveats

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City appraises work plan

Goal list based on six values

Oregonians could pay more at pump

New taxes could top 25 cents

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The Dalles joins oil train debate

Officials seek more safety measures

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Medical scare changes woman’s life

Mother of two has made exercise a priority

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Family fights bad heart history

Diet, exercise play key role in battle

City ponders oil train issue

Officials also eye residential infill standards

Pot sales issues debated

The legalization of recreational marijuana by Oregon voters has state officials scrambling to figure out where pot should be sold and how to go about regulating, and taxing, transactions.

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Walden talks oil trains, jobs

Federal official stops in TD for 75th town hall

Gun control plan resurfaces

Bloomberg, Dems to push for more laws

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Walden ‘tied up’ after Ducks game

Oregon official loses bet with Ohio fans

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Elliott, Brown join city council

Officials approve 2015 committee list

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City expands wi-fi area

Google invests $97,910 into project

The City of The Dalles is working with Google to improve performance of the free public wi-fi system and expand the service area.

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Keeping the peace

Agencies speak out about N.Y. police shootings, honor those killed while serving

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Beef nearly misses menu

Plan draws fire from ranchers

Road funding takes new turn

County may gain from state, federal actions

Internet report causes scam scare

Cremation company refutes fraud allegations

A mother loses custody of her son

Stability goal for 5-year-old

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Turning things around

Teen in foster care overcomes family troubles

UN gun control treaty enacted

Congress takes steps to block U.S. involvement