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The Northern Wasco County Aquatics Center in The Dalles is closed through Friday as the Parks and Recreation District awaits COVID-19 test results from two aquatic staff members.  The Parks and Recreation District announced the temporary closure on Tuesday. The aquatic center reopened July 1…

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Diana Murphy of Murphy’s Family Watering Hole, Bingen’s newest restaurant, acknowledges that her loyal customers from Chip’s Tavern “miss their tater tots.”

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Raise your hand if you have completed the 2020 Census? Good. Now, how many of you have forgotten about the 2020 Census because of COVID-19? If you are in the latter group, you have plenty of company. So far, Oregon Gorge counties have a self-response rate significantly below Oregon’s average…

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Drug decriminalization, a cigarette tax increase and limits on political campaign financing are on a historically short list of ballot measures that will go before voters in the Nov. 3 election.

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Wasco County was one of eight Oregon counties placed on a Watch List today, Friday July 3, by Gov. Kate Brown because the spread of COVID-19 in these counties has risen to “alarming levels,” she said in a press release.

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The University of Utah congratulated 8,628 graduates in its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on April 30.

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A 73-year-old woman from Welches, Ore., died June 29 after the vehicle she was driving colliding with a motorhome on Highway 26, milepost 85, in Wasco County at approximately 11:40 a.m., according to a press release from Oregon State police.

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A Hood River man was the victim of an apparent homicide in the Hermiston area on Saturday, June 20, according to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO).

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A state-led audit found that students with disabilities aren’t receiving adequate support from Oregon schools due to limited funding, rising caseloads, difficulty hiring and retaining special education teachers and other factors.

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In Lyle at Fourth Street, 4th of July preparations are underway Thursday as Lyle Lions put up flags throughout town. “It’s the holiday, we said ‘we should get our flags up,’” said Dean Oldenburg of Lyle, a 50-year member of the Lion Club, on the ladder, With him is David Christian of Lyle. A…

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 Visitors with a tradition of celebrating the Independence Day holiday in Hood River and the Gorge will find an entirely different experience this year, and local officials are urging visitors to arrive prepared. Canceled for July 4 are the traditional fireworks display and parade in Hood Ri…

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Black Lives Matter community rallies are planned in Lyle and Hood River  in the days leading up to Independence Day, culminating in an evening rally July 4 in The Dalles. 

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Four Master Gardeners are recipients of the Master Gardener of the Year and Behind the Scenes Awards for their contributions to the OSU Extension Central Gorge Master Gardener program.

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Both the North Wasco Aquatic Center in The Dalles and the Hood River Aquatic Center have reopened with added health and safety policies meant to help keep staff and patrons safe during the ongoing pandemic.

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While July 4 pyrotechnics will return to The Dalles this year, with limited public gathering space available, three other Gorge fireworks shows — Bingen, Cascade Locks and Hood Rive — will not happen in 2020.

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A man is in critical condition after an assailant beat him with a baseball bat in the parking lot of The Dalles Fred Meyer around 1 a.m. on June 23.

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Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. Also known as goathead, puncturevine has branched stems that can spread up to 6 feet wide, stemming from a single crown. Flowers are small, yellow and have 5 petals. The leaves are hairy, 1-3 i…

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Precious few positives have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one happy development is the Wasco County Clerk’s Office becoming a go-to regionally and even nationwide for getting marriage licenses via video conference.

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CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks with former Trump Organization Executive Vice President Barbara Res and CNN Commentator Michael D'Antonio about President Trump's claim on Fox News that he recently took a cognitive test and the results surprised his doctors.

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REDMOND, Ore., July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratos Aircraft announced the first flight of its Stratos 716X model - registration N716X. The flight lasted 22 minutes. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the Stratos 716X is a spacious six-place jet with generous space for baggage. The all-carbon airframe, single-engine jet is designed to cruise at 400 knots. The first flight was a full power takeoff and climb to 13,500 ft. A series of maneuvers were then conducted to evaluate handling characteristics. The flight is the first of an extensive flight test program that will span the next several months.

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Japan is easing social restrictions from July 10 for the first time in more than four months. Ballparks will allow 5000 spectators in at a time. Japan's baseball commissioner walks CNN through the new 80-page guidelines, where fans are often as riveting as the game.

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) ("Greenbrier"), a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets announced today that Chairman and CEO Bill Furman has agreed to continue in his current position for up to two more years, retiring in 2022. As part of the company's ongoing succession planning process, Furman will retire from all executive offices in September 2022.

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) ("Greenbrier"), a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets, today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2020.

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The anti-racism movements sweeping the world come at a time when countries are struggling to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Britain's black nurses have found themselves on the front line of both these battles, tasked with helping to save the country from a deadly virus while struggling to…

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The Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon has been found dead on a mountainside within the South Korean capital city after he was reported missing by his daughter. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

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As back-to-school season approaches, districts are weighing whether to let students return to the classroom or continue learning remotely. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates how schools might be able to reopen safely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Much of the spread of coronavirus seems to come from silent spreaders: people who carry the germs but don't know it, and are passing germs to others.

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Whether it's intentional or not, saying those three words in response to "Black Lives Matter" minimizes the current struggle Black people face against systemic racism, CNN's Omar Jimenez says.

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Weekly jobless claims in Texas started to drop when bars and restaurants reopened, but like Covid-19 cases in the state, unemployment claims are on the rise again. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich reports.

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President Donald Trump has a habit of lashing out legally against those who go against him, whether it is former national security adviser John Bolton, or his own niece, Mary Trump. Chris Cillizza explains the pattern behind Trump's legal actions.

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CNN's Poppy Harlow speaks to historian Douglas Brinkley about the Supreme Court's latest ruling on President Donald Trump's financial records and how this could impact his future as a presidential candidate.

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PORTLAND, Ore., July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ali Al Dossary is announced today as the newest Sales Engineer at ACI Mechanical and HVAC Sales Oregon. General Manager Richard Luna is expanding sales coverage in the fast growing Portland market area, and Ali is deemed a perfect fit.

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