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Part one of a four-part series investigating impact of mental illness on law enforcement.

Over a 12-hour period in early May, a mentally ill woman called police at least 17 times, eight of them by walking 12 blocks to the police station and calling from a phone there after her boyfriend took her phone away.

Police repeatedly interacted with her, either coming to her house when she called, or when multiple neighbors called to say she was outside screaming. They drove her home twice from the police station, only to have her walk back downtown to call again.

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Serious Theater has announced its 2020 theatrical season. The performances will take place in the Sawyer Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 W 10th St., in The Dalles.

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TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S., including TCC The Dalles, 400 Mt. Hood St., Ste 100. This donation marks TCC’s seventh annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, TCC has donated over 950,000 backpacks filled with supplies to children. Local families and their children are encouraged to visit Sunday, July 21, between 1 and 4 p.m. to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. One backpack per child.

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Working at the nose of a burning fixed-wing single-engine plane, firefighters with Dallesport Fire Department work to extinguish a fully-engulfed plane burning on the runway of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport Thursday morning, July 19. Additional details on the fire, which …

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Work begins on the eastbound lane of West 6th Street between Hostetler Street and Chenowith Loop Road Thursday.

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Washington biologists have been working hard to save the endangered western pond turtles in the Gorge, and new efforts are underway to diagnose and treat turtles suffering from a potentially fatal condition that is damaging shells of adult turtles in ponds near the Columbia River.

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About 60 people attended a “Lights for Liberty” protest Friday evening in front of The Dalles post Office in opposition to conditions faced by immigrants in detention facilities.

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The Dalles High School has eliminated 19 class fees for the upcoming school year, while the elementaries and middle school have eliminated their small handful of fees.

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The Dalles City Council voted July 8 to affirm approval of a lot adjustment reducing minimum lot size for a parcel located at W. 13th and Perkins streets as approved by the planning commission in 2018, with the addition of information on density in response to a Land Use Board of Appeals (LU…

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Does anyone have a crystal ball I could borrow? Because wouldn’t it be nice to know what our future looks like so we could be better prepared—but on the other hand, maybe not? Well, I’ll leave that discussion for another day.

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Local medical providers are encouraging The Dalles residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk. The walks will take place every Saturday at 8 a.m. at Sorosis Park, starting on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  

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The Dalles Police Department has a new uniform shoulder patch, created with officer input, that features Mt. Hood, the Columbia River, downtown landmarks, cherries and wheat.

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Many people think it’s illegal, a local police officer said, but there is no state or local law that prevents people from living in their cars.

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