Columbia Basin Top Stories

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Umatilla

January 27, 2022

Cause of boat blaze is under investigation

UMATILLA – Umatilla Rural Fire District Interim Chief Scott Stanton …Read More

Walla Walla

January 27, 2022

Man causes a stir at WWPD

WALLA WALLA – A man was arrested Wednesday morning after …Read More

Hermiston

January 27, 2022

Council adopts vision plan for 2040

HERMISTON – The Hermiston 2040 Task Force spent almost two …Read More

Washington, D.C.

January 27, 2022

Broadband funding for Washington students is announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced …Read More

Pendleton

January 11, 2022

Pendleton makes winter sports regulations

News release from Pendleton School District 16R: Effective January 14, …Read More

Pendleton

January 1, 2022

Pursuit subject dies from injuries

PENDLETON – The following is a news release from Pendleton …Read More

Tri-Cities

December 27, 2021

Lost hikers, dog rescued from Rattlesnake Mountain

KENNEWICK – A couple and their dog who were hiking …Read More

Walla Walla

October 13, 2021

Council to consider costly tree maintenance program

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council will consider …Read More

Burbank

October 8, 2021

Woman injured in collision with semi

BURBANK — The Washington State Patrol reports an 83-year-old Walla …Read More

Pendleton

October 8, 2021

Work underway to locate AEDs

PENDLETON – Pendleton Fire Chief Jim Critchley is observing Sudden …Read More

Walla Walla

October 8, 2021

‘Huge’ concrete pour is next week

WALLA WALLA – Work continues on the bridge replacement project …Read More

Umatilla County

October 8, 2021

New mental health provider has hired many from Lifeways

UMATILLA COUNTY – Community Counseling Solutions has already taken over …Read More

Milton-Freewater

October 8, 2021

M-F paint recycling is tomorrow

MILTON-FREEWATER – Residents wishing to recycle leftover house paint, stain, …Read More

Pendleton

October 8, 2021

Council seeks economical ways to improve communication

PENDLETON – Improving communication with the public is the newest …Read More

Pendleton

October 7, 2021

PPD is cracking down on school zone speedsters

PENDLETON – Pendleton Police Chief Chuck Byram says that maybe …Read More

College Place

October 7, 2021

Building permits will be fewer, but construction will be busy in 2022

COLLEGE PLACE – Construction activity is predicted to be very …Read More

Pendleton

October 7, 2021

COVID-19 cases are declining

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Board of Commissioners Chairman George Murdock …Read More

Walla Walla

October 7, 2021

Voters will be asked to renew sales tax for street repair

WALLA WALLA – This November, Walla Walla residents will be …Read More

Pendleton

October 7, 2021

Council forges forward for Goad Road area housing development

PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council has approved the city …Read More

Reno

October 5, 2021

Reno air service coming to Pasco

RENO – A new airline will begin flying from its …Read More

Heppner

October 4, 2021

Hunters help deputies track down a fugitive

Heppner – Jeremy James Combes, 42, has been arraigned on …Read More

Helix

September 30, 2021

Ultimate Rides visits Holton Secret Lab

HELIX – Holton Secret Lab won’t be a secret anymore. …Read More

Hermiston

September 29, 2021

Material released during emergency may remain unknown

HERMISTON – Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 Battalion Chief …Read More

Pendleton

September 29, 2021

Pendleton BMCC campus is open virtually only

PENDLETON – The Pendleton campus of Blue Mountain Community College …Read More

Irrigon

September 29, 2021

One arrested after disturbance near Irrigon schools

IRRIGON – The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office reports a disturbance …Read More

Spokane

September 29, 2021

Asotin Co. to pay $100K to woman who alleged sexual harassment by judge

News release from U.S. Attorney’s Office — Eastern District of …Read More

Pendleton

September 29, 2021

Man arrested for August shooting

PENDLETON – Joseph Quintana Jr., 18, of Pendleton has been …Read More

Hermiston

September 29, 2021

Gift certificate give-away starts Thursday

HERMISTON – The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is launching the …Read More

Oklahoma City

September 29, 2021

Master saddler to participate in national show

OKLAHOMA CITY – Pedro Pedrini of Pendleton will be one …Read More

Walla Walla

September 29, 2021

Council will resume interrupted meeting virtually

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council will meet …Read More

Walla Walla

September 29, 2021

WW Veterans Home responds to COVID-19 outbreak

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Veterans Home is dealing …Read More

Baker City

September 28, 2021

Multiple calves found dead or injured, consistent with wolf attack

UKIAH – (Investigation report from the ODFW) September 25, 2021 …Read More

Baker City

September 28, 2021

California man pleads guilty for role in Eastern Oregon methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy

PORTLAND – (Release provided by  U.S. Attorney’s Office – District …Read More

Walla Walla

September 28, 2021

Police use Narcan to save a life

WALLA WALLA – Two Walla Walla police officers successfully administered …Read More

Pendleton

September 28, 2021

School bus driver shortage hits PSD

PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District is facing a school …Read More

Walla Walla

September 28, 2021

WWPS board picks up where it left off

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Public School Board of …Read More

Heppner

September 28, 2021

Tovey is ready for new job

HEPPNER – Morrow County Deputy District Attorney Richard Tovey is …Read More

College Place

September 28, 2021

Bike lane markers could be removed

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place City Council will hold …Read More

Pendleton

September 28, 2021

Council continues working on goals

PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council holds a work session …Read More

Salem

September 27, 2021

Redistricting bills pass in special session

SALEM – Oregon House of Representatives Republicans backed away from …Read More

Pendleton

September 27, 2021

County to demolish buildings for new shop

PENDLETON – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners has approved …Read More

Walla Walla

September 27, 2021

COVID testing tent opens Tuesday

WALLA WALLA – A new, free COVID-19 testing tent opens …Read More

Pendleton

September 27, 2021

Beard seeks Vert input

PENDLETON – Pendleton Convention Center Manager Pat Beard has a …Read More

Walla Walla

September 27, 2021

Waitsburg road improvement project is on the agenda

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners …Read More

Hermiston

September 27, 2021

Council to consider update to system development charges

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council holds its regular meeting …Read More

Tri-Cities

September 24, 2021

School bus driver fatally stabbed, suspect arrested

PASCO — A school bus driver has died after being …Read More

Mission

September 24, 2021

CTUIR declares public health emergency

The following is a news release from the Confederated Tribes …Read More

Walla Walla

September 24, 2021

Bennington Lake closed after toxic algae bloom discovered

WALLA WALLA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has …Read More

Spokane

September 24, 2021

WA man enters plea to attempted production of child pornography

SPOKANE – A man from West Richland, Washington, pleaded guilty …Read More

Walla Walla

September 24, 2021

Slide thief admits guilt

WALLA WALLA – A Burbank man pleaded guilty to third-degree …Read More

 January 27, 2022

Cause of boat blaze is under investigation

UMATILLA – Umatilla Rural Fire District Interim Chief Scott Stanton …Read More

 January 27, 2022

Man causes a stir at WWPD

WALLA WALLA – A man was arrested Wednesday morning after …Read More

 January 27, 2022

Council adopts vision plan for 2040

HERMISTON – The Hermiston 2040 Task Force spent almost two …Read More

 January 27, 2022

Broadband funding for Washington students is announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced …Read More

 January 11, 2022

Pendleton makes winter sports regulations

News release from Pendleton School District 16R: Effective January 14, …Read More

 January 1, 2022

Pursuit subject dies from injuries

PENDLETON – The following is a news release from Pendleton …Read More

 December 27, 2021

Lost hikers, dog rescued from Rattlesnake Mountain

KENNEWICK – A couple and their dog who were hiking …Read More

 October 13, 2021

Council to consider costly tree maintenance program

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council will consider …Read More

 October 8, 2021

Woman injured in collision with semi

BURBANK — The Washington State Patrol reports an 83-year-old Walla …Read More

 October 8, 2021

Work underway to locate AEDs

PENDLETON – Pendleton Fire Chief Jim Critchley is observing Sudden …Read More

 October 8, 2021

‘Huge’ concrete pour is next week

WALLA WALLA – Work continues on the bridge replacement project …Read More

 October 8, 2021

New mental health provider has hired many from Lifeways

UMATILLA COUNTY – Community Counseling Solutions has already taken over …Read More

 October 8, 2021

M-F paint recycling is tomorrow

MILTON-FREEWATER – Residents wishing to recycle leftover house paint, stain, …Read More

 October 8, 2021

Council seeks economical ways to improve communication

PENDLETON – Improving communication with the public is the newest …Read More

 October 7, 2021

PPD is cracking down on school zone speedsters

PENDLETON – Pendleton Police Chief Chuck Byram says that maybe …Read More

 October 7, 2021

Building permits will be fewer, but construction will be busy in 2022

COLLEGE PLACE – Construction activity is predicted to be very …Read More

 October 7, 2021

COVID-19 cases are declining

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Board of Commissioners Chairman George Murdock …Read More

 October 7, 2021

Voters will be asked to renew sales tax for street repair

WALLA WALLA – This November, Walla Walla residents will be …Read More

 October 7, 2021

Council forges forward for Goad Road area housing development

PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council has approved the city …Read More

 October 5, 2021

Reno air service coming to Pasco

RENO – A new airline will begin flying from its …Read More

 October 4, 2021

Hunters help deputies track down a fugitive

Heppner – Jeremy James Combes, 42, has been arraigned on …Read More

 September 30, 2021

Ultimate Rides visits Holton Secret Lab

HELIX – Holton Secret Lab won’t be a secret anymore. …Read More

 September 29, 2021

Material released during emergency may remain unknown

HERMISTON – Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 Battalion Chief …Read More

 September 29, 2021

Pendleton BMCC campus is open virtually only

PENDLETON – The Pendleton campus of Blue Mountain Community College …Read More

 September 29, 2021

One arrested after disturbance near Irrigon schools

IRRIGON – The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office reports a disturbance …Read More

 September 29, 2021

Asotin Co. to pay $100K to woman who alleged sexual harassment by judge

News release from U.S. Attorney’s Office — Eastern District of …Read More

 September 29, 2021

Man arrested for August shooting

PENDLETON – Joseph Quintana Jr., 18, of Pendleton has been …Read More

 September 29, 2021

Gift certificate give-away starts Thursday

HERMISTON – The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is launching the …Read More

 September 29, 2021

Master saddler to participate in national show

OKLAHOMA CITY – Pedro Pedrini of Pendleton will be one …Read More

 September 29, 2021

Council will resume interrupted meeting virtually

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council will meet …Read More

 September 29, 2021

WW Veterans Home responds to COVID-19 outbreak

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Veterans Home is dealing …Read More

 September 28, 2021

Multiple calves found dead or injured, consistent with wolf attack

UKIAH – (Investigation report from the ODFW) September 25, 2021 …Read More

 September 28, 2021

California man pleads guilty for role in Eastern Oregon methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy

PORTLAND – (Release provided by  U.S. Attorney’s Office – District …Read More

 September 28, 2021

Police use Narcan to save a life

WALLA WALLA – Two Walla Walla police officers successfully administered …Read More

 September 28, 2021

School bus driver shortage hits PSD

PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District is facing a school …Read More

 September 28, 2021

WWPS board picks up where it left off

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Public School Board of …Read More

 September 28, 2021

Tovey is ready for new job

HEPPNER – Morrow County Deputy District Attorney Richard Tovey is …Read More

 September 28, 2021

Bike lane markers could be removed

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place City Council will hold …Read More

 September 28, 2021

Council continues working on goals

PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council holds a work session …Read More

 September 27, 2021

Redistricting bills pass in special session

SALEM – Oregon House of Representatives Republicans backed away from …Read More

 September 27, 2021

County to demolish buildings for new shop

PENDLETON – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners has approved …Read More

 September 27, 2021

COVID testing tent opens Tuesday

WALLA WALLA – A new, free COVID-19 testing tent opens …Read More

 September 27, 2021

Beard seeks Vert input

PENDLETON – Pendleton Convention Center Manager Pat Beard has a …Read More

 September 27, 2021

Waitsburg road improvement project is on the agenda

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners …Read More

 September 27, 2021

Council to consider update to system development charges

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council holds its regular meeting …Read More

 September 24, 2021

School bus driver fatally stabbed, suspect arrested

PASCO — A school bus driver has died after being …Read More

 September 24, 2021

CTUIR declares public health emergency

The following is a news release from the Confederated Tribes …Read More

 September 24, 2021

Bennington Lake closed after toxic algae bloom discovered

WALLA WALLA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has …Read More

 September 24, 2021

WA man enters plea to attempted production of child pornography

SPOKANE – A man from West Richland, Washington, pleaded guilty …Read More

 September 24, 2021

Slide thief admits guilt

WALLA WALLA – A Burbank man pleaded guilty to third-degree …Read More