Kathy Aney

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Sampson leaves legacy of activism

- Carl Sampson bridged cultures, guarded tribal traditions

Americans worry about politics, nation’s future


America is stressed out.

We worry about things like finances and work, but this year, we are most anxious about what lies ahead for our country.

“Sixty-three percent of Americans reported that our nati...

Portland internment camp survivor looks back

- Japanese family lost home, business, community to spend years in Idaho camp

Generations of war: Four local veterans from four foreign wars share their experiences


Going to war has always required courage and loyalty from our country’s warriors. In a quest to truly understand what they have sacrificed, we asked four veterans from four different wars to talk about the differen...

Young player knows art of holding and folding


Tristen Barnes curved his long fingers over his cards, shielding them from the others at the poker table. His expression was nonchalant, as if thinking about something as inconsequential as his next trip to the grocery s...

Tiny horse brings unconditional love to inmates

- Therapy harnesses power of animal-human connection

BMCC recruiter goes full-throttle

- College enrollment jumps 11 percent as local recruitment ramps up.

Band director hospitalized with mystery infection

- Teen musicians react with understanding after concerts canceled

ANEY: Goodbye, Susie Arroyo

- Woman with rare disease died after long battle for access to drug

Rocket scientist recalls early NASA days


Beer and space travel don’t usually go together, but they paired nicely Wednesday evening at the Prodigal Son Brewery.

Retired NASA engineer Norman Chaffee opened up his brain and let its contents pour out t...

Preparing for a nursing shortage

- Every day 10,000 Americans turn 65, and demand for care will rise

Pendleton couple dives for cover, then provides aid, during Las Vegas shooting

- Elaine and Kevin Anderson work with other first responders to care for wounded

Pendleton man finds power in the CrossFit box


Nick McFarlane might be one of the strongest men you’ll ever meet.

He doesn’t have freakishly large muscles, oiled skin or bulging veins. McFarlane, however, is really strong. He uses every one of his...

Cason’s Place offers grieving kids a place to heal


“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name,

And they’re always glad you came;

You want to be where you can see,

Our troubles are all the same;

You want to be where eve...

Veterinarian searches for the simple solutions


Dr. Andrew Clark likes to use his big brain to conjure simple, user-friendly solutions to complicated problems.

Here’s an example of how Clark thinks.

Several years ago, the Pendleton veterinarian pond...