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Domestic violence survivor finds healing in helping others
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Domestic violence survivor finds healing in helping others

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although the perpetrator of violence in this story was arrested, charged and incarcerated, his full name is being withheld at the request of the survivor. The purpose in sharing her story as part of National Domestic Violence...

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Pendleton Eighth Street Bridge cost rises again
Pendleton Eighth Street Bridge cost rises again
City council considers raising local match to meet new cost
Public invited to give input on search for new BMCC president

Blue Mountain Community College is looking for input on its search for a new president.

The college is hosting a community forum Oct. 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Morrow Hall, room 100, on BMCC’s Pendleton campus to learn what the public is...

Morrow County planning meetings scheduled
Planning commission will discuss Morrow County land use, transportation
Marching band a study in multitasking
Marching band a study in multitasking
Hermiston Marching Band prepares for late-season competitions
Boardman to Hemingway applies for site approval
Boardman to Hemingway applies for site approval
State to hold meetings in Pendleton and Boardman about 273-mile transmission line
Hermiston City Council challenger criticizes incumbent’s record
Hermiston City Council challenger criticizes incumbent’s record
Lori Davis and Mark Gomolski discussed their vision for Hermiston at a candidate forum Wednesday.
Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves
Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves
Ranchers and conservation groups indicated they may have common ground on a new framework for managing wolf-livestock conflicts proposed Tuesday during a stakeholder meeting in Salem.
Murdock, Pullen firm up stances in race for county commissioner
Murdock, Pullen firm up stances in race for county commissioner

Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock and challenger Rick Pullen agreed the county’s election process could use some improvement.

Otherwise, they took familiar roles Wednesday night during a local candidates forum in front of about...

Umatilla County Jail takes Hood River infanticide defendant

Infanticide defendant Debra Lee Jones of Hood River is in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.

Jones, 61, was at NORCOR, the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility in The Dalles, along with her co-defendants: her wife, Rochelle R. Jones,...

Pendleton police will begin wearing body cameras by 2021

Pendleton police will finally get body cameras.

The department received a grant from the United States Department of Justice to help pay for the equipment. Police Chief Stuart Roberts said he estimated the program will cost $70,000 and the grant...

Pendleton streets continue to crumble
Consultant downgrades road system despite increased investment from city
Counties look at joint transit plan
Umatilla, Morrow counties consider future public transit developments
BMCC provides vets with a space of their own
BMCC provides vets with a space of their own
College opens veterans resource center at its Pendleton campus
New Good Shepherd records system to provide patient tools
Patients will be able to send messages to their doctor and request prescription refills online.
Rollover kills Condon woman
Rollover kills Condon woman

A 62-year-old Condon woman died Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Gilliam County.

According to a press release from Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency responders arrived at the scene near milepost 13 on Lone Rock Road shortly...

1 p.m. update: Interstate 84 eastbound lanes reduced to one lane for semitruck crash
1 p.m. update: Interstate 84 eastbound lanes reduced to one lane for semitruck crash

One eastbound lane of Interstate 84 is closed at the Wildhorse exit (216) because of a semitruck crash near milepost 254 near La Grande.

A photo released by the Oregon Department of Transportation shows a semitruck on its side next to another...

Locals take on hard rain, flooding in Morrow County
Locals take on hard rain, flooding in Morrow County

HEPPNER — The downpour Tuesday flooded out a Heppner family.

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office reported Heppner received 1.45 inches of rain in 24 hours while 2.4 inches drenched the outlying areas. The American Red Cross reported...

BMCC rodeo arena project heads west
BMCC rodeo arena project heads west
Mayor says donating land for BMCC project could open the door to convention center hotel
State cemetery commission will meet in Pendleton

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet in Pendleton Oct. 25 and 26 to discuss cemeteries and how to support them.

According to a press release, the commission will begin by holding its regular quarterly meeting from 2 p.m. to...

Running, singing and dancing for the arts
Running, singing and dancing for the arts
Rocky Heights Elementary School performer kicks off arts fundraising week
State seeks $11K from mother whose son died in prison shooting
State seeks $11K from mother whose son died in prison shooting

Kristen Wilson lost her son Jayson Withers in 2014 when a corrections officer at the state prison in Pendleton shot and killed him. She filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against Charles Frates for making that shot. She lost the case at...

Hermiston School Board meets four prospective members
Four candidates interview for vacant Hermiston School Board spot
City adding more offices to EOTEC
The Hermiston city council discussed EOTEC improvements, partnerships with the Hermiston School District and library improvements Monday.
Hermiston water, sewer rates to increase in March

The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously to raise water and sewer rates Monday.

The rate restructure will take effect in March 2019 and is expected to raise about $2 million additional revenue per year that the city plans to put toward...

Retirement doesn’t slow down Hardin
Retirement doesn’t slow down Hardin
Rod Hardin has retired as principal of Hermiston Christian Center & School but not from the Hermiston City Council.
Hurricane Michael postpones Huckabee speech in Pendleton for two weeks
Hurricane Michael postpones Huckabee speech in Pendleton for two weeks

Mike Huckabee’s speech at a Pregnancy Care Services fundraiser at the Pendleton Convention Center Tuesday will be postponed two weeks as he and his family prepare for Hurricane Michael, according to a press release.

The former governor...

Deer decoy sting nets multiple citations

Oregon State Police conducting deer poaching stings during the weekend cited three Milton-Freewater men and seized two rifles.

State police reported troopers set up a decoy deer Saturday off the U.S. Forest Service Road 64 in the Walla Walla...

Pendleton and CTUIR announce open burn dates

With rain last week and more precipitation forecasted, Pendleton and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will lift their burn bans by the end of the week.

Pendleton interim Fire Chief Shawn Penninger said in a previous...

Pendleton hotel thief suspect linked to others across country, arrested in Nebraska
Pendleton hotel thief suspect linked to others across country, arrested in Nebraska

Pendleton police found their suspect from two recent hotel thefts in a Nebraska jail.

Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts reported Monday morning the department received notice law enforcement arrested David Kunz, 55, on Saturday in Lincoln,...

Highway 11 traffic stop leads to arrest of sex crimes suspect
Highway 11 traffic stop leads to arrest of sex crimes suspect

PENDLETON — A Friday evening traffic stop near Athena led to the apprehension of a man wanted for first-degree sexual abuse.

An Oregon State Police trooper stopped a Ford Explorer at 5:58 p.m. for a traffic violation on the northbound...

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Agriculture

Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves
Ranchers and conservation groups indicated they may have common ground on a new framework for managing wolf-livestock conflicts proposed Tuesday...
Lost Valley wastewater problems persist
The Boardman dairy has repeatedly run into trouble with the Oregon Department of Agriculture since it began operating last year.
Governor, senators request additional relief for Oregon ranchers
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab work together to ‘Drive Away Hunger’
Oregon wine industry continues to grow

Business

Business workshop brings ‘A’ game

BOARDMAN — A business education training workshop that focuses on workplace ethics is coming to Boardman.

“Bring Your...

Chuckwagon cooks up anniversary celebration

HERMISTON — In recognition of 48 years in business, the Chuckwagon Cafe is serving up prizes, a drawing and special savings.

The...

Cafe Cultura coming to Boardman
Bradbury | Downtown businesses partner with Pendleton
Merger to change Universal Realty to John L. Scott Hermiston

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APNewsBreak: US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports
The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game
WHL Roundup: Ilijah Colina stars in overtime as Cougars edge Ice 2-1
Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game