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Lead stories

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Hidden Spaces

Oct. 5 PEO reprises tour of historical downtown buildings

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Belief factor still prevalent

After loss to Summit, Riverhawk veterans echo positive sentiments to the ‘process’

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Homecoming for Riverhawks

THE DALLES High School celebrated homecoming in style Friday, Sept. 26, with a traditional noise parade through downtown, pep rally and football game, where homecoming royalty were selected.

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Big science questions remain

Science has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last several centuries. Our knowledge about the cosmos, our planet and life on Earth increases almost daily.

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A Legacy for All to Enjoy

For a half-century the National Wilderness Preservation System has protected the forest primeval for all

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The privilege of telling stories

People, not issues, linger in memories of a long journalism career

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Editorial cartoons from Sept. 28

Editorial cartoons from Sept. 28, 2014

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Editorial: A link forged in a crucible

Members of the QLife board of directors served cupcakes at Sept. 22 The Dalles City Council meeting.

Letter to the editor: Park firing raises questions

To the editor: The recent termination of Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation Director Scott Green leaves many questions.

Letter to the editor: Great cause

To the editor: One of my sisters passed away from ALS on Christmas Eve 1999. It was a most difficult journey for all of us, but my sister Charlene remained the best of troopers, better than any of the rest of us.



Gorge Life



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    On cows, boys and cameras

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    Happy hungry holidays!

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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 ...