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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

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Ranchers gain ‘big wins’ in fed budget

Walden says $1M in wolf funding is one benefit

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Union Pacific seeks more track in Mosier

Union Pacific wants to extend a 1.5-mile siding, or pullout lane, in Mosier by two miles on either side, enabling trains to bypass each other without stopping. The project would cost $25 million.

Rapoza, Discover put off payments

Mayor grills entrepreneurs on financial issues

Garbage rates are going up

City approves 2.06 percent increase

DA resigns as county counsel

Nisley said decision was not tied to election

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Local M92 recount brings no change

Backers file suit to get 4,600 Portland votes counted

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Group plans for female warriors

Organizers expand mission to honor veterans of both genders

Youth sexuality conference under fire

Huffman calls for House inquiry into lesson plans

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For the Love of Music

“You never know what a rehearsal is going to be or isn’t going to be, so we need to make the most of it,” said Larry Loop, co-conductor of Gorge Winds Concert Band, to musicians awaiting his direction.

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Police step up parking patrols

The Dalles Police Department will be actively enforcing the downtown parking ordinance during the holiday season with an officer on foot patrol along designated areas of First through Fifth streets. “Most of the year, enforcement of this ordinance is complaint-driven but during the holiday season we actively enforce,” said Chief Jay Waterbury.

Shopping contest begins

Receipts bring entry into five Dec. drawings

Garbage rates to be reviewed

City tables decision to gather more information

Campus closure plans suspended

The Columbia Gorge Community College board wants to revisit a planned closure of the Hood River campus — to offset a $1.6 million budget deficit — so those plans have been put on hold. That news was delivered Thursday afternoon by Dr. Frank Toda, president and chief executive officer of the college.

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Light up the holidays

The Dalles Main Street invites volunteers to get into the spirit of the holiday season Tuesday, Nov. 25, by putting up white Christmas lights in the downtown blocks, starting at 7 a.m.

CGCC to close HR campus

Budget deficit prompts quick action

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Walden: Expect health law changes

GOP angered by professor’s comments

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Camel’s visit draws The Dalles crowd

It’s not every day that a camel is seen on the streets of The Dalles, so the presence of “Calypso” on Monday drew plenty of attention from passing motorists. “I’ve seen them in zoos but this close is pretty cool,” said Rowan Hopkins, 13, who fed the camel a treat that earned instant friendship.

City annexations on hold

Officials take new look at ‘urbanization’

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Miller often goes it alone on votes

City councilor is opposed to high cost of development

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Run for your Life

Weight loss plan turns into new life interest

Waste plan unveiled

As promised, Wasco County Commissioner Steve Kramer presented a plan Wednesday, Nov. 12 for moving the hazardous waste and recycling program from the public health district to Wasco County. He presented the outline of the transition plan to the North Central Public Health District board of health at its meeting. It had few details, but did call for the Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program to be relocated to the county by Jan. 1, 2015.

City retains development credits

Program intended to spur economic growth