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So far, one person, Solea Kabakov, has applied to fill the Zone 5 vacancy on the D21 school board.

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The D21 school board in a 4-1 vote Thursday directed staff to enter into a contract with a national executive search firm to help the board find a new superintendent.

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What time is it? No, it’s not Howdy Doody time, but it is time for the start of the inevitable flu season. And since seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, the Mid-Columbia Senior Center is again offering flu shots in cooperation with Rite-Aid on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the Center to reserve a  5-minute time slot, or  just drop in.

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Oxygen is a funny thing—you put two atoms together and you can breathe —thanks to blue green algae.

But if you can get three to cohabitate in ozone, well then, my friend, you can do some laundry.

Really well.

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There’s something strange in your neighborhood, so put your tennis shoes on and get ready to walk!

The Dalles Main Street will be leading fearless guests on a series of macabre, ghost-story-filled historic walking tours Friday and Saturday nights in October.  Guides lead as guests explore historic—and some say haunted—downtown The Dalles, bringing stories of spirits who linger in the shadows and terrifying tales of murder and mayhem.

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At every stage of life there are challenges. (Thankfully we don’t have to worry about pimples anymore!) But there is always something to laugh about—although it is often hard to find jokes and anecdotes about older adults that don’t reinforce negative stereotypes.

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Work has begun on a project to repair part of the irrigation system on the eastern portion of Sorosis Park. The repairs cover the ground between the picnic shelter and Columbia Gorge Community College, as well as the rose garden.

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The 26-year-old Riverfront Trail is in need of significant repairs, especially on the west end of the trail, and as much as two-thirds of the funds needed for the work have been identified, said Julie Kruger, city manager of The Dalles. The city, which approved up to $100,000 for repairs in July, has received commitments of $50,000 each from the People’s Utility District (PUD) and the Port of The Dalles, Kruger told the Chronicle Aug. 9.

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With a record number of incoming seniors at The Dalles High School signing up for the ASPIRE program, officials are hoping to recruit more volunteers to help students access education and training beyond high school.

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Local public health services are not affected by a recent federal law change that bars providers from telling pregnant women about abortion options.

That’s because Oregon declined to accept the federal dollars that would have meant abiding by the new rule. Instead, Oregon has backfilled the loss of federal money, which amounted to $3 million in fiscal year 2018.

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Bonneville navigation locks closed Sept. 5, and will not reopen until the end of the month, but Mid-Columbia wheat farmers were not impacted.

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Community members, firefighters and law enforcement officers gathered at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Station One, 1400 W. Eighth Street in The Dalles on Wednesday, Sept. 11 for an observance of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the East Coast.

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With two engineering reports calling for immediate demolition of portions of the Recreation Building downtown, the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency voted 6 to 3 Wednesday, Sept. 11, to declare an emergency, enabling staff to enter into contracts for the work.

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With two engineering reports calling for immediate demolition of part of the Recreation Building downtown, a special meeting is set for Wednesday to authorize the demolition.

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It’s been 18 years since planes flew into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, and Joe Cruz, a former New York fireman who spent 17 straight days at Ground Zero on recovery efforts, said health issues “have become very big.”

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Aryn and Dave Rasmussen began their first day as operations managers of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport May 1 of this year following the retirement of previous manager Chuck Covert.

“I do most of the day-to-day stuff because my husband is a pilot for Compass Airlines,” said Aryn. “He helps me out when he’s not flying. It was very exciting to come back to the area—we’ve been trying to get back for a while.”