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Bennett Christianson holds the mirrorball trophy he won Saturday night at Dancing with the Hermiston Stars. Christianson and his partner, Torre Randel, of the Utah Ballroom Dance Company, danc…

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PENDLETON — In a statement supporting Mike Thorne for Pendleton Man of the Year, state Sen. Betsy Johnson of Scappoose said his greatest accomplishment was having the “intelligence to marry Ji…

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SALEM — The snow at the start of the week didn’t keep Eastern Oregon county commissioners George Murdock and Jim Doherty from making their first trip of the year to Salem as officers of the As…

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WASHINGTON — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a “Lati…

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PENDLETON — Pendleton Sanitary Service announced that Barhyte Specialty Foods was selected as its 2019 Commercial Recycler of the Year during an award presentation at Barhyte’s Pendleton headq…

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Students in the Umatilla School District energy management team will soon have a decision to make, according to District Superintendent Heidi Sipe.

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SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that passing legislation aimed at stemming global warming was her top priority when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month and she was “cautiousl…

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SALEM — Oregon’s gun owners will face penalties for not securing their firearms when not in use under a proposal that’s likely be introduced in the upcoming legislative session.

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SALEM — A county judge in Oregon on Thursday ordered the secretary of state to process two clean energy ballot initiatives that environmentalists want to bring before voters in November, after…

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WESTON — A 58-year-old woman from Weston died in a snowmobile crash Wednesday evening while trying to traverse winter weather conditions to her home, according to a press release from the Umat…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday, senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as ju…

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SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is calling for a major expansion in the state’s wildfire response plans in a new legislative concept lawmakers heard on Tuesday.

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Snowpack in Oregon and Washington have rebounded significantly over the last two weeks thanks to recent winter storms that have dumped several feet of fresh mountain snow.

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Oregon Department of Transportation crews are still on high alert after poor visibility and multiple spinouts Wednesday resulted in repeated highway closures across Northeast…

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LA GRANDE — Electronic message boards almost larger than life soon may save lives on Interstate 84 between La Grande and Pendleton.

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WASHINGTON — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists sai…

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PORTLAND — Despite crude oil price fluctuation and growing geopolitical concerns with Iran in the last week, pump prices remain fairly steady, according to AAA Oregon/Idaho.

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New Oregon dairies would need to pass muster with regulators before starting operations under a bill the state Legislature will  reconsider this session.

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UMATILLA COUNTY — After days of anticipation, the year’s first snow dusted Umatilla and Morrow counties through Monday night and into Tuesday morning, leaving state and local agencies busy in …

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PENDLETON — Thousands of students and workers stayed home during the winter’s first significant snowstorm on Tuesday, but the local construction industry didn’t take a break.

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Tri-Cities residents in Washington share their thoughts on the four dams in the Lower Snake River for a study from Gov. Jay Inslee's office.

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Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, is out of the Capitol this week while being treated for a hip injury at Oregon Health & Science University, according to his office.