Kathy Aney

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Engle helps children’s imaginations roam


Every land of make-believe needs a good fairy or level-headed older sister. At the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon, that’s Joanna Engle.

Last month, Engle drove her car through the icy Columbia Go...

Earwax tells whale of a tale

- Pendleton grad seeks insight into whales’ environment

Former BMCC standout plays in Elite Eight

- Mar’Shay Moore helps teammates stay loose

Walden uses clout to tout Obamacare replacement

- Congressman’s district expands Medicaid more than other Republican districts

Court to decide fate of woman who suffered delusions, cut man’s throat

- Mother of four suffered delusions during attack; judge will decide whether she stays in community or goes to state mental hospital

Work of world-famous artist displayed at Pendleton Center for the Arts

- Chuck Close toggles between realistic and abstract with detailed attention on human faces

Musicians rely on calm horses for smooth ride


For the Pendleton Cowboy Mounted Band, the limiting factor is not musical talent — there’s plenty of that. Instead, the bigger worry is having enough horses to carry the musicians during performances.

Beautiful prison: Life on a remote Hawaiian leper colony

- Nine patients remain at remote Molokai leper colony

Basketball tournament at Pendleton Convention Center takes meticulous gameplan

- About 300 volunteers used to prepare for three-day 2A tournament

EOCI locked down after 16 inmates injured in dining room brawl


Fighting triggered a lockdown of the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution after a fight between inmates touched off a brawl on Friday night.

“The lockdown is due to several inmate fights in the west dini...

New public health director brings third world experience

- Setzer works with NBA star Mutombo to improve Congo health care

Flu eases off


Flu hit Oregon hard and fast this year, but the virus appears to have peaked.

The numbers seem to be down,” said Tracy Wart, infection control prevention nurse at St. Anthony Hospital. “It started to ...

Report looks at children’s health


A recently released children’s health report reveals interesting factoids about the nearly 20,000 children who live in Umatilla, Morrow and Union counties.

They sleep an average of 10.1 hours a night. Each ...

Camouflaged door relieves Alzheimer’s residents’ wandering


In the past, as the sun dipped in the sky, came the occasional sound of banging on the locked steel door serving as the main entrance to the Juniper House Memory Care unit.

Some of the unit’s 16 residents e...