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 SALEM — Republican legislators on Tuesday put the brakes on the Oregon Legislature, disrupting an evening session of the House by leaving in protest because they said their members needed more time to consider contentious bills.

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Like clockwork, American flags have gone up and come down in The Dalles on major holidays for 60 years. Above, scouts with Boy Scout Troop 398, chartered by the Catholic Church with Anthony Pereira as scoutmaster, make an early-morning run Monday to place flags along Second Street downtown f…

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There’s a lot of elbow room in The Dalles. And people are used to it.

At the same time, rents for two-bedroom apartments are going for $1,000 to $1,200 a month. We are having historic lows in available housing stock. It’s clear there is a housing shortage in The Dalles.

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A 2019 state survey shows about 20 percent of Oregon 11th graders use marijuana, a rate unchanged from 2017, but one method of ingesting it, vaping, was up nearly 300 percent.

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Like clockwork, American flags have gone up and come down in The Dalles on major holidays for 60 years. Above, scouts with Boy Scout Troop 398, chartered by the Catholic Church with Anthony Pereira as scoutmaster, make an early-morning run Monday to place flags along Second Street downtown f…

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As the 2020 legislative session enters its third week, the Legislature has passed its second deadline for bills to remain viable.

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n a mediated settlement, the fire district dropped the lawsuit against its union, the union agreed not to use the logo that spurred the suit, and each side will pay its own attorney fees.

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History page for Feb. 15-16, featuring History Mystery, looking back and the Newspaper Strike mural on Third Street.

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Crestline Construction will be working on Hostetler Street installing a storm manhole and storm pipe for a future development to the south. The activity will take place between the intersections of W 10th St and W 8th St. between Feb.17-21. Workdays will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

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A Veterans Listening Session/Resource Fair is planned Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7 p.m. Oregon Veterans Home, 700 Veterans Drive, The Dalles.

 Join VA Portland Health Care System, Portland Regional Benefits Office (VBA),  Willamette National Cemetery Directors and Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss ideas and ask questions regarding VA and other services.

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When baseball is mentioned, teams and players come to mind, like the Washington Nationals, Stephen Strasburg and Ken Griffey Jr.

When America’s pastime is brought up around area old-timers, the Portland Mavericks come to mind.

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City Councilor Russ Brown resigned his position on The Dalles City Council Feb. 6, citing personal reasons, and the council will appoint a predecessor to serve the remaining three years of his term by majority vote.

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Breweries from around the state will celebrate Oregon’s craft beer scene with the 12th annual Zwickelmania Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breweries will be opening their doors to the public with tours, tastings, meet-the-brewer sessions, and free samples.

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In Tuesday’s boys game in Moro, No. 13-ranked South Wasco County led 25-20 at halftime and were in front 48-36 entering the fourth quarter, but Sherman went on an 8-0 run, capped by consecutive baskets from Nick Riggs and Will James, and  cut the Husky deficit to 48-44 with 4:22 left.

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