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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

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Murder suspect bails out, gets jailed again

A man charged with killing his girlfriend at Eagle Creek Trail in 2009 bailed out of jail in April only to be re-arrested after prosecutors said he violated his release agreement.

On the Marks: Dist. 52 candidates talk next moves

Talk about the chance to Mark your ballot.

‘Reimagine Education’ community forum happens May 26

On May 26, state and local leaders will be holding an education forum at Best Western Hood River Inn from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Mid Valley third graders replace desk chairs with exercise balls as part of Providence pilot program

Students sat at attention in a loose cluster in Sarah Christiansen’s third grade Mid Valley Elementary classroom at the end of March, listening to Physical Therapist Assistant Nissa Huber explain proper use and care of the new exercise balls that would soon re-place their desk chairs.

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Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain

Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.

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Election results: water measure, school bond pass

Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) as Democratic candidate in the House District 52 race to square off against Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) in November.

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Bus service to Multnomah Falls begins May 27

A new bus service, “Columbia Gorge Express,” will link Portland to Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park this summer. The first bus rolls out Friday, May 27, during Memorial Day Weekend.

Sports

Hood River Valley wins 5A boys track title

Hood River Valley won the boys Class 5A state track and field championship Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. Hood River scored 70 points; Marist of Eugene was second with 66.

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Eagles girls lacrosse headed to semifinal matchup with Lincoln after come-from-behind OT victory over Sherwood

Facing a one-goal deficit at the half, the HRV girls lacrosse team didn’t seem worried. Players smiled as they trotted back to the sideline for a pep talk from Head Coach Andrew McElderry and Assistant Coach Bekah Rottenberg. Players swayed back and forth to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” that was pumped out from the speakers at Henderson Community Stadium.

Steven Crouch and the Eagle lacrosse unloads on La Salle in regular season finale, sends HRV to the playoffs

It may not have been the way they originally expected to make it, but the Eagles officially qualified for the Oregon boys lacrosse playoffs, grabbing the penultimate spot available in the 24-team tournament.

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Women pastors lead all three UCC congregations in the Gorge

Faith, not gender, guides Allen, Ryan, Stifter in their work

A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts seeks applicants for summer

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, based at Riverside Community Church, is recruiting students for the next term, which begins May 31.

Entertainment update

Entertainment update for May 21, 2016

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Women pastors lead all three UCC congregations in the Gorge

Faith, not gender, guides Allen, Ryan, Stifter in their work

A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts seeks applicants for summer

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, based at Riverside Community Church, is recruiting students for the next term, which begins May 31.

Entertainment update

Entertainment update for May 21, 2016