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ATHENA — Nine-year-old Brooke Boothman wanted a way to honor a friend from school who survived cancer. So she came up with a way to help others facing a similar battle.

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Drug decriminalization, a cigarette tax increase and limits on political campaign financing are on a historically short list of ballot measures that will go before voters in the Nov. 3 election.

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PENDLETON — In recognition of Independence Day and the resulting federal holiday, the East Oregonian will not publish an edition on the Fourth of July.

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Oregon’s COVID-19 infection rate is rising so fast that unless checked, businesses may have to close again and reopening schools this fall could be jeopardized, top state officials said Wednesday.

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JOSEPH — Signs in Joseph were vandalized recently to convey anti-tourist messages and heighten fear that tourists are bringing COVID-19 to the area, according to Joseph City Administrator Larr…

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PORTLAND — Utilities will get a financial break from the Bonneville Power Administration this year after the nonprofit federal power marketer announced it will suspend its financial reserves s…

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WASHINGTON — The stimulus program that has both infuriated and sustained small-business owners since its launch in April was set to close Tuesday with more than $130 billion left unused, promp…

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SALEM — Oregon OSHA announced it has launched a free educational video to help employers and workers understand the requirements of a temporary rule that strengthens protections against the sp…

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UMATILLA — Already facing educational disadvantages and hurdles to begin with, not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop 51 students graduating from this year’s Migrant Education Program in th…

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — United Grain Corporation reopened its Vancouver export terminal Wednesday, July 1, which was closed late last week by the company after two workers tested positive for COVID-19.

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PENDLETON — A North Hill house fire completely engulfed one home while significantly damaging another on the evening of Tuesday, June 30, but no residents were hurt in the blaze.

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PENDLETON — For the safety of employees and customers, the East Oregonian front office will be closed to public access until further notice.

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Despite school closures during the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Walla Walla Valley Farm to School volunteers have kept busy maintaining gardens at local schools and expanding the program …

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Eastern Oregon residents expressed to Sen. Ron Wyden during a June 25 virtual hall that many in their community are not taking COVID-19 precautions seriously despite rising c…

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ENTERPRISE — The Northern Blues Forest Collaborative Group (NBFC) is going to be a lot less “collaborative.” On Tuesday, June 23, Oregon Wild and the Greater Hells Canyon Council (GHCC) withdr…

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PENSACOLA, Florida — Three students from Umatilla County were named to the dean's list by Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2020 spring semester.

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MILTON-FREEWATER — It won’t be fireworks, and it won’t be a celebration in the park, but Bob Moon is determined to give people a Fourth of July display.

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MISSION, Ore. — Like at most colleges, Stanford University’s 2020 commencement ceremony was canceled, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.