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DUFUR – Parker Wallace placed first in the Novice Male division, Jessica Elam had a top-10 finish, and the duo of Peyton Neal and Hunter Wagenblast ended up tied for 16th place to lead the Dufur Clay Target Team at the Oregon State High School Clay Target League Tournament held on June 22 at the Hillsboro Trap and Skeet Club.

Gorge Life

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Part one of a four-part series investigating impact of mental illness on law enforcement.

Over a 12-hour period in early May, a mentally ill woman called police at least 17 times, eight of them by walking 12 blocks to the police station and calling from a phone there after her boyfriend took her phone away.

Police repeatedly interacted with her, either coming to her house when she called, or when multiple neighbors called to say she was outside screaming. They drove her home twice from the police station, only to have her walk back downtown to call again. Read more

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When JC Penney shuttered its doors in downtown The Dalles two years ago, the silence was palpable.

The 22,000-square-foot space drew thousands and was known to keep its parking lot full, even on Sundays. Its closure was even postponed for several weeks in the summer of 2017 due to its popularity, with the retailer sending additional goods from other closing stores to be marketed in The Dalles.

The silence is over. Read more

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Washington biologists have been working hard to save the endangered western pond turtles in the Gorge, and new efforts are underway to diagnose and treat turtles suffering from a potentially fatal condition that is damaging shells of adult turtles in ponds near the Columbia River. Read more

Opinion

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The Dalles Chronicle welcomes letters to the editor.

Letters to the editor are limited to 400 words. Longer letters will be edited. Each writer is restricted to one letter per 30-day period. Read more

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I would generally be one of the last people to oppose renewable energy, but I am opposed to the Summit Ridge Wind Turbine project. While renewable energy is surely the way to go for many reasons, we must choose sites that don’t harm the environment in other ways. The Summit Ridge project does not meet those requirements. Read more

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Since Senator Chuck Thomsen’s recent disappearing stunt, I have seen a smattering of yard signs thanking him for “representing us.” I do not share the sign displayers’ low expectations for representations by our elected officials. Read more

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I was appalled when I opened the paper Saturday to the OPINION page to see your picture of caricatures representing the two major political parties, and two bodies floating in the water. Whether you are a member of one party or the other, I think the decision to print this was made in very poor taste. Read more

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Donald ‘fine people on both sides’ Trump has outdone himself again, launching his most transparently racist attacks yet by telling Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Pressley, and Omar to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” For the record, all but Ilhan Omar were born in the United States, and Omar herself is a citizen, elected by the people of Minnesota. Read more

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President Donald Trump’s most recent display of racial warfare in the name of re-election was offensive, and reflects the values of neither America nor Oregon.

That such statements as those made by the president are wrong, I was pleased to find my house representative, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), agreed. Read more

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