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Community helps two families displaced by fire
Cause of fire thought to be fireworks, culprit unknown
Pendleton council approves agreement that moves Eighth Street bridge to Main Street
Power pole fire causes blackout in Athena
Volunteers provide extra hands for Good Shepherd Medical Center


FOOTBALL: Line helps South win Les Schwab Bowl
Hermiston's John-Henry Line helped the South beat the North at the Les Schwab Tires Bowl game on...
BASEBALL: Hodgen Distributing finishes tournament strong
ALL-EO BASEBALL: Grogan caps exceptional career
ALL-EO SOFTBALL: Richards thrives on competition


Days Gone By: June 28, 2017
This day in local history for June 28.
Pendleton seeks Fourth of July parade entries
Pool party splashes into Independence Day
Juni Fisher takes the stage in Baker City music series


Our view: The gold at the end of the Rainbow

It’s unacceptable that 20,000 people are camping, cooking, living and defecating on our...

Other views: Democrats throw in the towel on tax reform
Letter: Oregon lawmakers taking responsible steps to fix education problems
Letter: Residents will leave if rural hospitals shutter


Death: Laurie S. Ball Kiser

Laurie S. Ball Kiser

Hermiston June 5, 1953-June 19, 2017

Laurie S. Ball Kiser, 64,...

Death: Travis Donald Bratton
Death: Erna A. Hiigel
Glenn Merwyn Cochran Salem September 29, 1917-June 23, 2017


Public safety log for Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A fireworks stand operator asked for police help in Monday’s storm, and a man wanted help...
Public safety log for Tuesday, June 27, 2017
COURTS: June 24, 2017
BIRTHS: June 24, 2017

Capital Bureau

Oregon House narrowly approves K-12 budget
Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature agree schools need more but disagree on a plan...
Pet therapy event at Capitol highlights stress of policymaking
Oregon House advances controversial revenue bill
Judge reverses key ruling in $1.4 billion timber class action