Kathy Aney

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Warming planet means more mosquito-borne disease


The deadliest creature in the animal kingdom doesn’t have teeth or claws — it’s smaller and far more benign looking than bear, boa constrictor or shark.

“The number one most dangerous a...

Pendleton helicopter crew pulls off complex rescue on Mt. Hood

- As ground deteriorated around rescuers, Chinook landed two wheels on side of mountain

Pendleton man creates a place of respite

- Octogenarian created unofficial park in heart of city

Outages bring darkness twice in three days

- Breaker at McNary substation finally stops power fault after three other breakers fail

Correctional officers walk fine line as custodians, protectors and rehabilitators

- Four correctional officers talk about daily life working inside Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution.

Fatal shooting in Mission leads to community building

- Support group Enough Iz Enough gets to work rebuilding community after murder

Life inside the razor wire


Adam Anderson doesn’t like to think about his first days at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution.

He arrived in shackles in 1996 to serve a 25-year sentence for robbery, kidnap and assault. The 21-ye...

Walden challenger looks for common ground


On paper, Jamie McLeod-Skinner might seem a long shot to win Oregon’s conservative Second Congressional District.

She’s female, a Democrat and gay.

McLeod-Skinner, 50, last year joined a crush ...

Physician finishes 39-year run in Pendleton

- A long-time Pendleton physician retires after 39 years.

Judge leaves legacy of kindness


As Aesop once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Bob Ridgway, retired municipal judge and Pendleton attorney, was a beacon of kindness say those who knew him best.


Naturopathic physician steps into mentor’s shoes


As a Hermiston High School student interested in medicine, Anton Alder once dreamed of becoming a neurosurgeon.

Then he got an after-school job as a filing clerk at the Peterson Clinic in Hermiston. The teenager c...

My plastic-free week


There’s a famous exchange in the 1967 movie “The Graduate” between recently graduated Benjamin Braddock and family friend, Mr. McGuire:

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word...

Pomp and circumstance for 161 BMCC grads

- Commencement brings celebration and reflection

Iraq veteran, BMCC graduate staffs school’s veteran resource center

- New center will help veterans transition from military to college

Walden-backed opioid package headed for floor debate

- Congress attempts to rein in three-headed monster

Start by believing

- Sexual assault victims fear they won’t be believed

Pendleton quilter who died in car crash had passion for veterans

- Joanne Marie Norris was on her way from a quilt display at Flora School Days

St. Anthony Hospital therapy dog brings healing

- Labrador making the rounds to provide therapeutic support

Pendleton superfan makes himself heard

- Bucks softball players appreciate their man in the stands