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Fill the Boot raises over $10,000

Firefighters from Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue, Dallesport and Murdock fire departments raised $10,613 in "Fill the Boot" campaign Friday, Aug. 22.

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HAVEN video wins national Telly award

Video spotlights community role

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A huge chip on their shoulders

The Dalles football team has right attitude in place for a solid fall campaign

CGCC pursues tech center

College seeks $7.5M financial match

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Biologist: New collar for wolf OR-7 no easy matter

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Biologists trying to put a new GPS tracking collar on Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, could be camping out in the southern Oregon Cascades for weeks before they are successful.

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Three bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — It was supposed to be a pleasant lakeside picnic for a 42-year-old mother, her 25-year-old daughter, teenage son and 3-year-old grandson. But for reasons that are still unclear it turned into a tragedy. All four family members were found drowned at Henry Hagg Lake, a popular reservoir 25 miles west of Portland.

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Editorial cartoons from Aug. 26

Editorial cartoons from Aug. 2, 2014.

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Editorial: Parents can make the difference

Barely a week remains before most local school children will head back to class next week.

Letter to the editor: Wonderful people

To the editor: I have recently returned home after a visit to my dear pen friend, Pauley Ellett. In 1944, we commenced our friendship.

News

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    Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

    Wolf pack is 1 attack near limit for kill order

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's wolf packs is one livestock attack away from becoming the first to be considered for a kill order under the state's unique rules.

    2,100 Oregonians have to switch health coverage

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 2,100 Oregonians will have to re-enroll in health care because they were incorrectly enrolled either in Medicaid or in a commercial health plan by the state.

Sports

    Weekly recreation reports, Aug. 27

    Weekend fishing opportunities and links to full Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports for the Willamette, Central, Columbia, Northeast and Southeast zones.

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    Walking their hearts out

    Local team secures fourth place at The World’s Largest Walk Relay in Portland

    What's happening from Aug. 26

    Nonprofit events calendar from Aug. 26, 2014.

    Hunters warned of high fire danger

    SALEM, Ore.—Fire danger is at critical levels across the state of Oregon. Earlier this month fire weather forecasters witnessed an anomaly that literally raised a red flag. Practically the entire state had been painted red on meteorological charts indicating a Red Flag Warning from Florence to Ontario, Astoria to Brookings and nearly everywhere in-between.

Gorge Life

    AstroGraph for August 27, 2014

    It’s time to pull together the knowledge and expertise you have acquired over the years and find a way to put it to good use. Let go of uncertainty and doubt, and trust in your skills. Any challenges can be conquered if you don’t let situations fester.

    Everyday Cheapskate: Would you like to know the truth about extended warranties?

    Recently I stopped into Toys “R” Us to get a little something for Eli. Yes; I am one of those grandmothers. We found the cutest toy shaving kit, just perfect for bath time. The price was under $10. At check out, and without missing a beat, the sales clerk inquired if I would like to add an extended warranty for just $4.79. Seriously. I laughed. She winced. I apologized, but really, I couldn’t help it.

    Ask Dr. K: Is there a link between obesity and lack of sleep?

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently saw a headline that said children who sleep less weigh more. Is that true? How much sleep should my preschooler and first-grader get each night?

    Weekly recreation reports, Aug. 27

    Weekend fishing opportunities and links to full Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports for the Willamette, Central, Columbia, Northeast and Southeast zones.

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Latest blogs

    Eye on the storm

    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...