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Protesters pack Pendleton for Women’s March
Protesters pack Pendleton for Women’s March

Donald Trump took office Friday, but the cheers heard Saturday in Pendleton weren’t for the new president.

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at Pendleton City Hall for the Women’s March on Pendleton, a companion to the main...

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Bills seek to improve safety in Oregon prisons
Oregon prisons have ‘about 200’ fights a year between inmates and staff
New Hispanic Advisory Committee chair looking forward to challenge
New Hispanic Advisory Committee chair looking forward to challenge
Jose Garcia was named the Hermiston Hispanic Advisory Committee’s board chair after Eddie de la Cruz moved out of state.
Wildlife bills in lawmakers’ crosshairs
State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) and Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove) are sponsoring a trio of bills tackling wildlife management issues.
Hermiston council to consider 15 percent water and sewer rate increases
Hermiston’s city council will discuss increasing water and sewer rates during its Monday meeting after a joint work session with Umatilla County on the progress of EOTEC.
Weather wreaks havoc on Highland Avenue
Weather wreaks havoc on Highland Avenue

Second lead test at former West Hills shows levels below EPA standards

A second round of testing at the Pendleton Technology and Trades Center, the former West Hills Elementary School, revealed that there were no more water sources above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, a Pendleton School...

Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in
Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

WASHINGTON — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable...

Hermiston School District delayed Friday

The Hermiston School District will be running two hours late Friday, and Rocky Heights’ morning ABLE class is canceled. Also, the speech group at Punkin Center in Hermiston will not meet.

Closures and delays will be updated as information...

Hansell, Barreto ask where’s the emergency
Proposal asks for 2/3 majority in state House, Senate to declare new laws emergencies
Melting snow creates mess
Melting snow creates mess

Temperatures in the mid-30s on Thursday afternoon in Hermiston helped melt ice off the roads but created a slushy mess on side roads.

The city of Hermiston’s snow plows were still out Thursday afternoon clearing slush off the streets. The...

Lawmakers to consider air pollution regulations for dairies
The Oregon Legislature will consider a bill revisiting recommendations made by the Oregon Dairy Air Quality Task Force in 2008.
Ione school pre-enacts inauguration on eve of D.C. spectacle
Ione school pre-enacts inauguration on eve of D.C. spectacle
Ione charter school upholds tradition, lesson for students
New Milton-Freewater goals include new police station
Problems at aging city hall among top concerns in council-approved goals list
Drug team makes busts in Pendleton, Milton-Freewater, Stanfield since Tuesday
Busts yield 14 drug-related arrests
State school board to discussion snow day exemptions
The Oregon State Board of Education will discuss the possibility of granting flexibility to school districts to still count some snow days toward their requirements for minimum instructional hours.
Wallowa County ranch to adopt new water conservation practices
Wallowa County ranch to adopt new water conservation practices
Approximately 1 billion gallons of water will be saved through new conservation projects on Wolfe Ranch in Wallowa County.
Sen. Hansell hopes to end ‘game of chicken’ with Real ID bill
Legislators prepare transportation bills for upcoming session
Women prepare to march on Pendleton
Women prepare to march on Pendleton

The crowd attending this Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington will likely outnumber the inauguration crowd. According to the event website, the expected 200,000 marchers will rally near the Capitol to communicate the message that...

Delays for Thursday, Jan. 19 (updated 8:07 a.m.)

The following schools and districts are closed Thursday:

• Boardman schools

• Irrigon schools

• Stanfield School District

• Umatilla School District

• Ione School District— Route...

Former Stanfield officer files whistleblower suit against city
Former Stanfield officer files whistleblower suit against city

A former officer from the Stanfield Police Department in eastern Oregon has filed a lawsuit against the city, contending he was fired in retaliation for his whistleblowing about a lieutenant’s misconduct.

Ryan McBride is seeking $500,000...

Irrigon councilors discuss wastewater, marijuana
City council will continue to work to comply with DEQ for wastewater treatment
Hermiston and other districts set new graduation, other dates
Schools adjust second semester schedules due to weather
Snow, ice bring Eastern Oregon highways, offices to freeze
Snow, ice bring Eastern Oregon highways, offices to freeze
Winter weather once again shut down state and county offices on Wednesday, as well as a multitude of highways.
Drunk driver almost hit state cop in ice storm

PENDLETON — Oregon State Police reported a drunk driver nearly took out a trooper in his car near Pendleton during the ice storm.

Senior trooper Ryan Sharp was in his police car with lights flashing around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the right...

Irrigon’s Marlina Avila Serratos sworn into city council
Irrigon’s Marlina Avila Serratos sworn into city council
High school senior looks forward to making positive changes
Interstate 84 remains closed, state agencies shut their doors
Interstate 84 remains closed, state agencies shut their doors
Local and state offices, as well as major highways, are closed due to ice storm.
School closures for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 (10:04 a.m. update)

The following schools are canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 18:

• Hermiston School District

• Pendleton School District

• Umatilla School District

• Pilot Rock School District

• Boardman...

Newspaper delivery delayed by weather

Many of our newspaper carriers throughout Eastern Oregon are having difficulties getting papers to homes this morning. Many papers will be delivered late today. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Lawsuits against Hamley’s co-owner thrown out
Hamley’s co-owner said dismissal of lawsuit clears way to buy out partner
HART bus saves residents from long walks in the snow
Riders who use Hermiston’s new bus system say it will save them time walking or bicycling.