Jayati Ramakrishnan


Spotlight on Volunteers | Hull helps keep students on track


As high schoolers try to figure out what they want to do after graduation, Chris Hull helps them by asking the right questions.

The retired Hermiston and Stanfield teacher is an ASPIRE mentor, volunteering weekly a...

Scouts get first girl Cub

- Pendleton second grader joins Cub Scouts, hopes other girls will follow

UCFD sends crews to California blaze

- Hermiston firefighters assist with massive California wildfire

Stanfield factory catches fire

- Stanfield’s 3D Idapro fire quickly extinguished

Remembering ‘the Forgotten War’

- Korean War servicemembers remembered at Veterans Day service

Life after Service

- Women veterans, Auxiliary members discuss dwindling membership in veterans organizations

Hermiston navigates special education changes after split from ESD

- Hermiston navigates special education changes after split from ESD

This app is bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S

- Hermiston students create app with goal of helping recognize missing people

Murdock wins second term to Umatilla County Board of Commissioners


As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, George Murdock had a 500-vote lead over challenger Rick Pullen in his bid for another term on the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners.

That lead is enough to secure the position after an e...

Hermiston School Board picks new member

- Brent Pitney appointed as newest member of Hermiston School Board

Hermiston man pleads guilty to two stabbings

- Hermiston man changes plea to guilty for June stabbing

Longtime Hermiston resident marks first ballot as U.S. citizen


For Juana Ortiz, filling out her ballot on Friday morning was a special occasion.

The longtime Hermiston resident was voting in the U.S. for the first time, after becoming a citizen in 2016.

“I decide...

Hermiston FFA brings home medals

- Four Hermiston students medal in Veterinary Sciences

Instructor at Two Rivers Correctional Institution wins state award

- Hays teaches inmates at TRCI, draws on own background

Downtown Hermiston businesses put big bucks into treats


As Hermiston’s Main Street is flooded with hundreds of trick-or-treaters Wednesday afternoon, downtown business owners will attempt to be ready for them with costumes, Halloween decorations and buckets of candy.

School ratings show some growth on test scores

- New ratings put Umatilla County schools around, below state average

Bridging the kindergarten gap

- Hermiston Head Start classes get kids ready for social, academic sides of kindergarten

TRCI unveils new correctional rehabilitation facility

- New center treats inmates as ‘client base’

Hermiston students quiz Wyden on health care, college costs

- Hermiston High School hosts Ron Wyden for town hall meeting

Pendleton event connects homeless to services

- Pendleton homeless get supplies, resources through community project

Hermiston updates nuisance policies, hands authority back to police

- Hermiston adds one code enforcement officer, will target livability and beautification issues

Ellwood returns to Hermiston for homecoming festivities during cancer treatment

- Cancer treatment is going well for Hermiston homecoming princess

Marching band a study in multitasking

- Hermiston Marching Band prepares for late-season competitions

Counties look at joint transit plan

- Umatilla, Morrow counties consider future public transit developments

Running, singing and dancing for the arts

- Rocky Heights Elementary School performer kicks off arts fundraising week

Hermiston School Board meets four prospective members

- Four candidates interview for vacant Hermiston School Board spot

Boardman Clinic grant to fund opioid treatment

- Boardman’s Columbia River Health gets $285,000 grant

Port of Morrow gets statewide business benefit

- Port of Morrow qualifies for statewide program to develop industrial site

Hermiston schools kiosks aim to keep parents in the loop

- Hermiston provides public stations, parents can check grades

Montana man arrested for kidnap in Hermiston

- Montana man arrested in Hermiston, incident started in The Dalles

Measure 103: Grocery tax ban would amend state constitution


Oregon has long been known as the “no-sales-tax” state. In November, voters will decide if they want to keep it that way.

Measure 103 proposes a ban on taxing all grocery items within the state of Ore...

Cafe Cultura coming to Boardman

- Boardman teen to open coffee shop, serving espresso and Mexican snacks and drinks

Local educators talk about Smarter Balanced scores

- Local teachers try different methods to raise test performance

Courts face growing need for interpreters

- Umatilla, Morrow courts mirror statewide need for indigenous interpreters

Hermiston School Board hires Mooney

- Mooney is Hermiston’s new superintendent

Umatilla students bury time capsule

- Umatilla students put junk food, photos in time capsule

Irrigon to allow sports signage on main road

- City of Irrigon changes longtime rule, allows flags on main road

Mooney will be appointed Hermiston superintendent

- Hermiston superintendent to be hired, board member resigns