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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.

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Like many businesses, Anderson’s Tribute Center in The Dalles’ front office is closed to casual entry to avoid having too many people enter at one time. As a mortuary, they have also worked with state health authorities to institute a response plan guidelines to keep their staff safe—and the…

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

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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.

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Mary Bursile Davis and Russell L. McDonald have been selected the 2020 Wasco County Pioneer Woman and Man of the Year. For the second time in the 97 years, the annual May Pioneers luncheon did not take place. This year, it is because of the COVID-19 virus that is sweeping the United States a…

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The Wasco County Fair Board has canceled the 2020 Wasco County Fair originally scheduled for August 20-23 due to state restrictions regarding the size of mass gatherings, according to Fair Manager Kay Tenold.

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While many businesses are choosing to shut down or reduce operations until the end of the pandemic, A-1 Hospitality Group chose to go through with the opening of a new Holiday Inn Express in The Dalles, which is now open and ready to accept guests.  

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Wasco County’s Board of Commissioners called a special meeting last week with the intent of discussing a plan to reopen sectors of the economy, and found that, while all members of the discussion agreed that they wanted to start lifting restrictions as soon as possible, there were still too …

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One of my greatest sources of pride as your Mayor has been the appointment and the work of the City’s new Beautification Committee. Before recent events put a temporary halt to their momentum and accomplishments, the Committee sent out postcards to residents and businesses thanking them for …

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The Dalles policeApril 27-30Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:April 27 — W. 10th Street — Harassment reported.April 27 — E. Second Street — Disturbance reported.April 28 — E. 12th Street — Harassment reported.April 28 — W. Cascade — Domestic dispute reported.April 29 — W. …

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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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Oregon State Police in The Dalles are seeking information on a hit-and-run involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 84 May 1.

OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a hit and run crash on Interstate 84 near exit 85 in The Dalles On Friday, May 1, at 11:38 a.m.

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The popular Northern Pikeminnow fishery will be getting a late start this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The 2020 Northern Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Fishery will not open on May 1, as originally planned. The fishery is tentatively scheduled to open May 11, for registered anglers with licenses to fish in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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At the direction of Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Department of Revenue is adjusting requirements of businesses making estimated payments of the Corporate Activity Tax.

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