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More teens are engaging in after-school activities and programs at The Dalles-Wasco County Library as the teen-focused redesign of the upstairs mezzanine nears completion and a unique team of two librarians work to create new programs and opportunities. “They call us the ‘dynamic duo,’” laughed Jeannie Glaspy, who now shares the teen librarian position with Zulema Martinez.

This screenshot shows the “Wind Conditions” view offered by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management’s new weather dashboard.

Those long bus rides for Dufur school students are a lot quieter these days, reports bus driver Josie Turner. That’s thanks to a Google project which has installed wi-fi on three buses, given each student in the school a Chromebook, and even provided tutors for the bus rides to help with homework.

With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers.

Agricultural producers have new resources available to them to prepare for and recover from impacts of natural disasters on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new website, farmers.gov.

Students at The Dalles Middle School learned Tuesday how to be “Internet awesome” during an Online Safety Roadshow developed by Google. The program has been touring the country for five years and has presented in every state, said team leader Matt Thielen.

A portable stop light regulates traffic along West Second Street in The Dalles, where a major infrastructure upgrade is underway.

A senior citizen in The Dalles spent the weekend stressing about a phishing call involving her Di­sh Network account that she worried might have made her vulnerable to identity theft. “I’m fine but there are a lot of seniors out there who get intimidated by that kind of stuff and I think they should know about this,” she said.