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Minds in Crisis

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. Read more

Local scouts donate stuffed animals

Under the guidance of troop leaders Ashlie Quackenbush and Amanda Pohlen, the Brownies and Daisies of Girl Scout Troop 10021 donated over 7… Read more

Looking Back and History Mystery, from July 21

20 years ago – 1999 Read more

Sports

Hustlers stay competitive despite loss

The Columbia Gorge Hustlers kept pace in the early innings before Mt. Hood Select opened the floodgates in the fourth inning on its way to … Read more

TD’s 10U All-Stars waltz through regionals

In the first ever Babe Ruth Softball Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in The Dalles, four area teams were in the spotlight while playi… Read more

Dufur dialed in at state clay target tourney

DUFUR – Parker Wallace placed first in the Novice Male division, Jessica Elam had a top-10 finish, and the duo of Peyton Neal and Hunter Wagenblast ended up tied for 16th place to lead the Dufur Clay Target Team at the Oregon State High School Clay Target League Tournament held on June 22 at the Hillsboro Trap and Skeet Club. Read more

Opinion

Opinion, from July 20

Commentary, editorial cartoons and letter to the editor from July 20, 2019. Read more

Opinion from July 14

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Gorge Life

Minds in Crisis

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. Read more

Looking Back and History Mystery, from July 21

20 years ago – 1999 Read more

Downtown lands new retailer

When JC Penney shuttered its doors in downtown The Dalles two years ago, the silence was palpable.

The 22,000-square-foot space drew thousands and was known to keep its parking lot full, even on Sundays. Its closure was even postponed for several weeks in the summer of 2017 due to its popularity, with the retailer sending additional goods from other closing stores to be marketed in The Dalles.

The silence is over. Read more

Obituaries

Larry Lange, community Santa, dies

Larry Lange, a well-known fixture in The Dalles who served as a long-time firefighter and Santa Claus, died unexpectedly at his home June 6… Read more

Patricia Smith

Patricia Clayton Smith passed away peacefully at her home in The Dalles, Ore., on Jan. 28, 2019, at the age of 78. Read more

Joan Light Woodcock

Joan (Light) Woodcock passed away on Jan. 24, 2019, in Portland, Ore. Read more

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