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Talks are underway exploring the possibility of criminal cases in The Dalles Municipal Court being turned over to Wasco County for handling, the Wasco County Commission heard March 6.

Rep. Greg Walden met with Port of Hood River officials Feb. 11 to get an update on the port’s current and upcoming projects, including the status of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will hold town halls in the Gorge March 15. The day will begin with a town hall 8:30 a.m. at the Hood River Armory, 1590 12th St., Hood River, followed by one in The Dalles at 11:15 a.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 323 E. 4th St.

To the editor: It would be interesting to know how Miz Jamie would handle a large ruckus town hall meeting where constitutents stomped their feet, waved signs and screamed at her while she attempted to explain or answer their questions.

Representatives of the two major railroads that operate in the Columbia River Gorge and government leaders from around the area recently met in an effort to bridge communication gaps amid controversy. In a “listening summit” that stretched over six hours at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, railroad officials from Union Pacific (on the Oregon side of the Columbia River), and BNSF (on the Washington side), met with local mayors, county officials, and other community leaders to discuss a variety of issues.

To the editor: I attended the town hall meeting held by Congressman Greg Walden in The Dalles on April 12.. I was appalled at the rudeness of people. He is our representative to the United States Congress and people would not even let him finish answering any of the questions they asked.

Volunteers with The Dalles Community Meals share dinner prior to their 34th annual business meeting and open house Tuesday evening. On the far wall is a banner thanking volunteers for their work, which is critical to sustain the program that offers free hot meals at the 315 West Third facility.

To the editor: City Council — LET US VOTE! At the town hall meeting three weeks ago, a lone Hispanic woman stood up and testified to the mayor and city council that many in her Spanish-speaking community were confused and afraid of the marijuana situation happening in The Dalles.