The Daily Briefing: September 19

News and notes to be aware of:

A string of violence in The Dalles continued yesterday morning with an-officer involved fatal shooting of a 50-year old man. (The Dalles Chronicle). The man who was shot, Gerald Arthur Stowell, was being interviewed by The Dalles City PD officers as a suspect in a rape when he approached the officers with a knife.

The shooting death follows two recent homicides in the city.

In Hood River, the air quality outside is not fantastic due to fires in Washington and Oregon, but it's not terrible. Oregon DEQ has air quality alerts in Bend and Sisters, but The Dalles, Hood River's nearest monitering station, reports acceptable air quality. (Oregon DEQ)

According to parents, the air quality may not be the only thing suffering in town. Several Mid-Valley Elementary parents voiced their concerns to the Hood River school board last week over crowding in first grade classrooms at the school. (Hood River News)

Finally, an example of what news organizations can do if they scrape under the sofa for some spare change to gives reporters and photographers the time and resources to put together a neat piece of journalism (The Oregonian)

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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"

‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge



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