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Two candidates have filed for Wasco County Commission, position #2, and will be on the May 19 primary ballot. Incumbent Steve Kramer will face a challenge from local attorney Marcus Swift for Wasco County Commission, position #2, in the May 19 primary election. Both candidates filed as nonpartisan.

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Bikes for Books Ryan Floyd and Lydia Haugen of Dry Hollow Elementary won bikes as part of the Books for Bikes program sponsored by the Masons. All the students who meet their trimester reading goals put their name in to win one of the bikes donated by the Masonic Lodge.

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The U.S. Forest Service will release online permits on March 1 at www.recreation.gov for hikers heading to Dog Mountain on weekends from April 18 to June 14 this year.

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(Editors note: A single case of presumed COVID-19 was reported in Oregon Friday. That case is awaiting confirmation. See related story)

There are no cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon and risk remains low, but North Central Public Health District (NCPHD), in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), is monitoring developments and will begin posting weekly statewide updates March 3, according to Teri Thalhofer of NCPHD.

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Oregon officials announced the state’s first presumptive case of coronavirus, a disease that has killed thousands and sickened more as it has spread across the world.

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The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays will seek a second two-year term as mayor in November.

“I want to continue, to follow up on some of what has been started,” Mays said. “Two years isn’t a very long time.”

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In 2017, The Dalles and Hood River were each designated by the Oregon State Legislature as a “Medal of Honor City” as petitioned by the Bend Heroes Foundation.

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The Wasco County Board of Commissioners will consider Senate Bill 1530, or cap and trade, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the county courthouse, 511 Washington St., suite 302.

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The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) will host a series of meetings in the first week of March in central Oregon, eastern Oregon and the Columbia River gorge to provide information to business taxpayers and tax professionals about the administrative rules for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT). DOR will be in The Dalles Wednesday, March 4, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) lecture hall, building 2, 400 Scenic Drive.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance around 75 people, questioners were chosen through a raffle system, and they asked questions or voiced concerns they had.

The OneGorge Advocacy Group’s seventh annual “Gorge-ous Night in Salem” will take place the evening of Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mission Mill Spinning Room at the Willamette Heritage Center complex in Salem.

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. With attendance at around 75 people, participants were chosen through a raffle system and given a chance to ask questions or voice their concerns.

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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.

The public has a chance to weigh in during a public hearing on the county’s Public Safety Local Option Tax Levy proposal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the first-floor conference room of the County Business Administration Building, 601 State St., Hood River.

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