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RaeLynn Ricarte

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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

Roads top city budget discussion

Franchise fee may offer revenue source

Bikers invited to help veteran effort

Maupin Chamber seeks support for Adventures

Artists wanted for logo design

Vets office wants image for coin that will be handed out as reward

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A Place to call Home

A cattle family makes its way amid family struggles and challenges of modern ranching

Vulliet seeks Congress ‘fix’

Charles “Frank” Vulliet, Sr., 72, felt called to run for the Second Congressional seat out of belief that issues at the federal level are so out of control that it is a prime time to replace incumbent Greg Walden.

Veterans sought for Adventure

Outdoor Adventures for Military Heroes has organized a variety of expeditions in 2014 for combat veterans from Wasco County who have sustained an injury in war – but people have not been signing up.

Christofferson: private sector experience is preparation

Aelea Christofferson, 61, of Bend does not see her time on the Cover Oregon board of directors as a detriment to her candidacy for Oregon’s Second Congressional District seat.

Huffman: On the road again

Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, believes one of his greatest accomplishments during seven years in office was reworking a state radio project to save about $450 million in taxpayer funds.

Tribal concerns nix Riverfront Trail completion

Tribal concerns have led The Dalles officials to scrap plans for the final leg of the Riverfront Trail that would have extended north of the freeway from the Marina parking lot to a segment at Lone Pine.

CGCC holds tuition costs down

Columbia Gorge Community College is holding the line on tuition for the 2014-15 academic year to keep education affordable for students who are struggling financially.

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Military book is a ‘labor of love’

Local author explores culture of aircraft art work

Linthicum: Uproot the entrenched

Dennis Linthicum decided to take on 16-year incumbent Greg Walden out of the belief that “establishment Republicans” are steering the party – and nation — in the wrong direction.

Portland K-9 shooting suspects have local ties

Shoot-out in Portland ends with injured officer, dead K-9 partner

White arraigned for sex crimes

Judge looks at assets prior to appointing a court lawyer

Wyden: Public deeply skeptical

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was asked by a resident of The Dalles Tuesday if he believed elected officials should be held to a higher standard of conduct, which earned an emphatic “yes” answer.

Man faces 360 sex abuse counts

A 61-year-old man from The Dalles was arrested Thursday evening on 360 counts of sex abuse involving multiple victims.

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Empress becomes regular visitor

Mayor joins inaugural voyage of sternwheeler

Boards ponder pot rules

City to hold public hearing on temporary dispensary ban

Wolf panel moves forward

Wasco County prepares to deal with livestock losses

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Officials seek veteran service models

Wasco County’s multiple programs to serve veterans — especially the high level of volunteerism — have drawn the attention of state and federal officials who came to town Friday for a facilities tour.

Pot moratorium faces city

Hearing Monday will take up the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries

Storkson runs on complaint of undue utility influence

Britt Storkson is making a second run for the District 59 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives based on the belief that holding a public office is the only way to reform the way that Wasco County Electric Co-operative does business.

Benefit to aid veteran

Volunteer effort aims at mobility

Streets top renewal list

Washington underpass among other contenders

TD native starts branch of conservation group

Organizational meetings set for April 1 and 10 in gorge; group to focus on sport fishing issues.

Thompson Street study delayed

Council torn over approach on eastside street

The Dalles freeway fix

Four miles of I-84 through The Dalles will be repaved over 9 months of construction in ’15.

Judge sides with DA in arson case

Defense wanted crime scenes to be preserved for new investigator