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RaeLynn Ricarte

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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

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Big payoff for The Dalles varsity volleyball

Three earn all-league awards; Fanene is the top coach

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Waivers are back on city table

Mayor, councilor-elect, protest agreements

City council shake-up

Winners see vote as a ‘clear mandate’ to bring change

Wolf committee develops plan

Members agree to fair market value for losses

Council halves water rate hikes

Mayor believes move was politically driven Correction An article on city water rates Wednesday, Oct. 29, incorrectly stated The Dalles City Councilor Dan Spatz was not present for Monday’s discussion and vote on water rates. He was at the council meeting but not at the urban renewal meeting that followed. Spatz seconded the motion to halve a series of water rate hikes, beginning with the one in 2014.

Farrell: Global work a benefit

High court case one of many tried

Candidates spar over three issues

County race heats up in homestretch

Mosier restores fire chief

Appleton has not yet said if he will stay on

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Mosier fire board on hot seat

Citizens protest termination of long-time chief Jim Appleton

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Rapoza plans move forward

Study shows positive market outlook

City mulls tax on pot sales

Backers of M91 have threatened legal action

Student essay contest focuses on veterans

VFW invites youth to compete for scholarships

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The Dalles hunter wins ‘lottery’

Keith Howe gets once in a lifetime tag

Candidates gather at forum

Meet contenders in city, county, judicial races

Mayor hunts for road funds

Budget workshops explore revenue, expenses

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Vet shares lottery winnings

Marine enjoys good moment in tough times

State tosses two election complaints

Runyon questions political motive

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Cows ‘shrink’ under stress

Moving a herd without weight loss key

Wolf panel picks final two

Business representatives take committee seats

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Maupin donates to warriors

Oct. trips get $2,691 boost

County, city celebrate manufacturing in economy

Three local firms offer tours Oct. 2-3

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The Pioneering Life

History comes alive at the Barlow Road Living History Camp

‘Not my pants’ excuse doesn’t work with DA

DA tired of familiar drug holder excuse

WWII POW widow shares war ordeal

Missing troops honored Friday at Kelly Viewpoint