Oregon is moving into the third stage of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but still has a long way to go until it is over, the House Interim Committee on Health Care heard Thursday.

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With many businesses and recreation areas opening up, and the Memorial Day weekend approaching, more traffic is expected, and local police agencies will follow a more proactive policing model.

Columbia Area Transit resumed operating limited services between The Dalles, Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Portland With Covid precautions in place, on May 11.

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639 — now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.

The State of Emergency of the City of The Dalles declared March 17, and extended through May 15 has been has extended to May 29 in alignment with state  and Wasco County emergency orders.

Gratitude University, a program that teaches the importance of gratitude and how to incorporate a gratitude practice into one’s daily life, launched for the Hood River Valley community after a pilot program at Parkdale Elementary. 

TD library to offer 'curbside service'

Now into May, and with Hood River County looking to reopen, “it will be vital for masks to be used as we interact with people outside our own family circle,” said Hood River Environmental Health Supervisor Mike Matthews on May 13. “As Oregon is reopening and restrictions are being lifted on …

Many Oregon businesses are now allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, but attorneys have yet to determine how these eased social-distancing restrictions affect a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several Oregon businesses requesting relief from the state’s coronavirus-relat…

Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties are among the 31 Oregon counties approved for Phase 1 reopening starting May 15.

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Jodi Thomasian, a 2018 graduate of The Dalles High School, found herself in the same situation as so many other young people who were anticipa…

The Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited held their 35th consecutive fundraising banquet and auction at the Hood River Inn in February. Over 200 atte…

The Dalles track and field head coach Garth Miller has joined forces with co-owner of Kainos Coffee and Pizza and TDHS graduate Marten Boyden on a coffee fundraiser to help offset growing costs ahead of the upcoming 2020 spring campaign.

Ever since she started her run at The Elks Hoop Shoot four years ago, Maupin native Julie Hull has had lofty goals of making it to the National Championships in Chicago, being considered a top shooter and going 25-for-25 on the big stage of regionals.

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