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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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Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that tribal communities in Oregon will receive over $430,000 to support the needs of elders and in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

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Local government elected officials from the Mid-Columbia Region have formed a bi-state working group that meets regularly to collaboratively address issues and take actions necessary to keep the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge replacement project moving forward as the required envi…

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Tuesday, April 28th is the last day for citizens to register to vote or change their political party affiliation for the upcoming May Primary Election. All Wasco County residents are encouraged to participate by registering or updating their current voter information. Visit the Wasco County Elections web page

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The Wasco County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular session at 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020, to discuss COVID-19 i in the county. In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the board will be meeting electronically. You can join the meeting at https://meet.google.com/joo-mudn-vpm?hs=122 OR 1-502-382-4610 PIN: 321 403 268#

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Record numbers of Oregonians have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic but the pace is slowing, the state Employment Department reported Thursday.

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The North Wasco County School District Board of Directors will be meet Thursday, April 23 for a virtual board meeting by video conference starting with an executive session at 5:45 p.m., and the regular public meeting at 6 p.m.

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Not sure what to expect from the health department in Wasco, Sherman, Hood River and Gilliam counties as Oregon responds to the COVID-19 crisis?

Following are answers to some of the most common questions being asked, provided by North Central Public Health District (NCPHD). The Hood River County Health Department also works under these guidelines.

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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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The Dalles Urban Renewal Agency will continue its work, but will eschew building ownership and redevelopment in favor of planning and overseeing needed and significant infrastructure projects in the future.

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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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