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LA GRANDE — With the vaccine deadline approaching, Eastern Oregon University’s vaccination rate among on-campus students stands at just over 75%, while the staff vaccination rate is above 80%.

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JOHN DAY — The John Day Police Department will cease to exist by the end of the month — even though the city has yet to work out an agreement with Grant County to provide law enforcement servi…

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JOSEPH — Joseph Charter School’s aviation program is about to take off again, after nearly being grounded. The school has hired Alexis “Lexi” Rindfleisch as the new instructor.

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LA GRANDE — La Grande police reported arresting two people Monday, Oct. 4, after reports of a gun being fired.Jessey O'Quinn, a 25-year-old male, was arrested for attempted murder, menacing, r…

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LA GRANDE — A wolf pack in Union County north of Elgin has killed 12 ewe sheep and injured two guard dogs protecting sheep over the past week or so, according to the Oregon Department of Fish …

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LA GRANDE — Bi-Mart announced Thursday, Sept. 30, that Walgreens will acquire Bi-Mart's pharmacy business, including "pharmacy patient prescription files and related pharmacy inventory of 56 B…

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LA GRANDE — One man was seriously injured in an early morning motor vehicle crash Tuesday, Sept. 28, on Interstate 84, about 12 miles west of La Grande near the Spring Creek Exit.

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BAKER CITY — Baker City City Manager Jon Cannon has been busy during the past week carrying out the city council’s order to look into a possible lawsuit challenging Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s ma…

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WASHINGTON — Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are b…

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Tyson Fresh Meats has gone to court to forcibly acquire the Pasco, Wash., feedlot that bankrupt cattleman Cody Easterday sold to a major competitor last year after bilking Tyson out of $233 million.

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For the first time in 122 years of record-keeping, drought covers almost the entire Western U.S. as measured by the Palmer Drought Severity Index.

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BOISE, Idaho — Wildlife advocates on Thursday, July 29, petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws…

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BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials, including those in Northeast Oregon, facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during …

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Jul. 3—Water and salmon managers opted Friday to halt normal summer spill operations at two dams on the Lower Snake in a desperate attempt to keep water temperatures from rising to dangerous l…

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to temporarily raise pay for federal firefighters to ensure that no one fighting wildland fires is making less than $15 per hour, according to a senior …

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SPOKANE — Record-high heat is forecast in the normally mild-weathered Pacific Northwest this weekend, raising concerns about wildfires and the health of people in a region where many people do…

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Farmland Reserve Inc., the real estate company of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, submitted the high bid of $209 million for the Easterday ranch properties  in Eastern Washing…