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'I might not make it home:' Hundreds fall ill and two die amid COVID-19 surge at TRCI

UMATILLA — Brandon Baker was already feeling symptoms when officials at Two Rivers Correctional Institution carried out a sick inmate from … Read more

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Morrow County shooting suspect found deceased in jail

PENDLETON — A man police considered a “person of interest” in a December 2020 shooting that left one woman dead was found deceased in the U… Read more

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Man seriously injured in snowmobile crash

UMATILLA COUNTY — Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office rescued a man injured in a snowmobile accident in a remote area on Sunday, Jan. 10. Read more


Why is there a lumber shortage in the U.S.?

Many parts of the U.S. are facing lumber shortages — and experts say the problem is acute in the West after 2020's devastating wildfires. Read more


Obit: Cody James Ford

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Crash closes Westland Road for five hours

HERMISTON — Umatilla County Sheriff’s deputies and rescue personnel responded to a head-on collision on Monday, Jan. 11, that sent one pers… Read more


When Oregon farms and farmworkers can expect a COVID-19 vaccine

SALEM, Ore. — The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Oregon, but it could be months before farmworkers and others in the food sector receive a vaccination. Read more

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Capitol breach felt from Washington to Eastern Oregon

PENDLETON — Washington, D.C., is about 2,500 miles away from Eastern Oregon, but the reverberations were felt across the country. Read more

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Strong winds rip through region

PENDLETON — High winds and strong gusts rocked Eastern Oregon during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 13. Read more

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Multiple truck crashes close Interstate 84

PENDLETON — A pair of truck crashes forced the closure of Interstate 84 on Tuesday, Jan. 12, for much of the afternoon and evening. Read more

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