Columbia Basin Top Stories

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Washington, D.C.

October 14, 2021

Sams’ confirmation hearing is Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is …Read More

Walla Walla

October 14, 2021

It won’t be a stampede, but there will be balloons

WALLA WALLA – Multiple hot air balloons will be flying …Read More

Pendleton

October 14, 2021

PPC to consider signage change in historic downtown

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. …Read More

Seattle

October 14, 2021

Survey: 88 percent of WA healthcare workers are vaccinated

SEATTLE – A statewide survey of hospitals and health systems …Read More

Pendleton

October 13, 2021

Quintana is returned to Umatilla County

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

Hermiston

October 13, 2021

HES raises its rates for electricity

HERMISTON – Electric rates for Hermiston Energy Services are rising …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

Athena

October 13, 2021

Hansell: Politicians can’t keep politics out of redistricting

Athena – State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) was optimistic when …Read More

Pendleton

October 13, 2021

PSD hopes state will see the light about librarian

PENDLETON – The Oregon Department of Education will be finding …Read More

Walla Walla

October 12, 2021

Yakima man charged with rape at Sleep Center

WALLA WALLA – A Yakima man is in jail and …Read More

Salem

October 12, 2021

Republicans mount redistricting challenge

SALEM – Four Republicans including former Secretary of State Bev …Read More

College Place

October 12, 2021

Workers plagued by College Avenue cave ins

COLLEGE PLACE – College Avenue will remain closed between Lamperti …Read More

Pendleton

October 12, 2021

Graffiti is a problem for short-staffed PPD

PENDLETON – Graffiti is on the rise in Pendleton. Police …Read More

Walla Walla

October 12, 2021

WWPS is surveying parents

WALLA WALLA –  Walla Walla Public Schools has begun administering …Read More

Pendleton

October 12, 2021

UAS range expects 10K operations this year

PENDLETON – The Pendleton UAS Test Range has grown faster …Read More

Baker City

October 11, 2021

IDAHO AMBER ALERT ISSUED

CANCEL AMBER ALERTSOLIS,KINGSTON JAMES-JEROME,IDThis is a cancellation of the Idaho …Read More

Pendleton

October 11, 2021

Critchley: Pandemic takes a toll on first responders

PENDLETON – COVID-19 has made things difficult for first responders …Read More

Walla Walla

October 11, 2021

Commissioners meet as health board

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

Walla Walla

October 11, 2021

Health department is studying mental health services

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Department of Community …Read More

Weston

October 11, 2021

EUFR awaits funding to build new HQ

WESTON – East Umatilla Fire and Rescue is getting ready …Read More

Hermiston

October 11, 2021

Council meeting begins with a work session

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council meets this evening at …Read More

Griffin

October 10, 2021

Alleged members of motorcycle gang extradited for violent attack

GRIFFIN, Georgia — New details have been released regarding two …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

Walla Walla

October 4, 2021

Thompkins wants charges dismissed

WALLA WALLA – A Pendleton man arrested after allegedly organizing …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

 October 14, 2021

Sams’ confirmation hearing is Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is …Read More

 October 14, 2021

It won’t be a stampede, but there will be balloons

WALLA WALLA – Multiple hot air balloons will be flying …Read More

 October 14, 2021

PPC to consider signage change in historic downtown

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. …Read More

 October 14, 2021

Survey: 88 percent of WA healthcare workers are vaccinated

SEATTLE – A statewide survey of hospitals and health systems …Read More

 October 13, 2021

Quintana is returned to Umatilla County

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

 October 13, 2021

HES raises its rates for electricity

HERMISTON – Electric rates for Hermiston Energy Services are rising …Read More

 October 13, 2021

Council to consider costly tree maintenance program

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

 October 13, 2021

Hansell: Politicians can’t keep politics out of redistricting

Athena – State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) was optimistic when …Read More

 October 13, 2021

PSD hopes state will see the light about librarian

PENDLETON – The Oregon Department of Education will be finding …Read More

 October 12, 2021

Yakima man charged with rape at Sleep Center

WALLA WALLA – A Yakima man is in jail and …Read More

 October 12, 2021

Republicans mount redistricting challenge

SALEM – Four Republicans including former Secretary of State Bev …Read More

 October 12, 2021

Workers plagued by College Avenue cave ins

COLLEGE PLACE – College Avenue will remain closed between Lamperti …Read More

 October 12, 2021

Graffiti is a problem for short-staffed PPD

PENDLETON – Graffiti is on the rise in Pendleton. Police …Read More

 October 12, 2021

WWPS is surveying parents

WALLA WALLA –  Walla Walla Public Schools has begun administering …Read More

 October 12, 2021

UAS range expects 10K operations this year

PENDLETON – The Pendleton UAS Test Range has grown faster …Read More

 October 11, 2021

IDAHO AMBER ALERT ISSUED

CANCEL AMBER ALERTSOLIS,KINGSTON JAMES-JEROME,IDThis is a cancellation of the Idaho …Read More

 October 11, 2021

Critchley: Pandemic takes a toll on first responders

PENDLETON – COVID-19 has made things difficult for first responders …Read More

 October 11, 2021

Commissioners meet as health board

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

 October 11, 2021

Health department is studying mental health services

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Department of Community …Read More

 October 11, 2021

EUFR awaits funding to build new HQ

WESTON – East Umatilla Fire and Rescue is getting ready …Read More

 October 11, 2021

Council meeting begins with a work session

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council meets this evening at …Read More

 October 10, 2021

Alleged members of motorcycle gang extradited for violent attack

GRIFFIN, Georgia — New details have been released regarding two …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

 October 4, 2021

Thompkins wants charges dismissed

WALLA WALLA – A Pendleton man arrested after allegedly organizing …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