Columbia Basin Top Stories

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College Place

April 20, 2021

CPPS wants input on summer learning programs

COLLEGE PLACE – College Place Public Schools is planning its …Read More

Pendleton

April 20, 2021

County declares drought emergency

PENDLETON – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners declared a …Read More

Pendleton

April 20, 2021

PDC considers including rentals in home improvement program

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission meets at 6 p.m. …Read More

Pendleton

April 20, 2021

Alleged murderer has pretrial conference

PENDLETON – William Harvey Butcher III, 28, is due in …Read More

Walla Walla

April 20, 2021

Walla Walla could lose its metropolitan status

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Management and Budget …Read More

Pendleton

April 20, 2021

Urban growth boundary bill now in the Senate

PENDLETON – House Bill 2160, which would allow an urban …Read More

Baker City

April 6, 2021

Updated County Risk Levels

OREGON- (Release from the Governor’s Office) Governor Kate Brown today …Read More

March 4, 2021

Stolen gun found during traffic stop

MILTON-FREEWATER – Oregon State Police reports a routine moving violation …Read More

Pendleton

February 3, 2021

PPD has two pursuits in less than six hours

PENDLETON – Pendleton police officers were involved in two pursuits …Read More

Pendleton

January 22, 2021

PSD readies a reopening plan when numbers fall

PENDLETON – The Oregon Department of Education’s new school opening …Read More

Salem

December 31, 2020

Severe vaccine reaction reported in Wallowa County

SALEM — (The following is a news release from the …Read More

December 31, 2020

Troopers join forces against impaired drivers

OLYMPIA – The Western States Traffic Safety Coalition is warning …Read More

Hermiston

December 18, 2020

Man arrested in rape case

HERMISTON – Staff from the Umatilla County Jail transported a …Read More

Pendleton

December 16, 2020

County continues at extreme risk

PENDLETON  – Gov. Kate Brown has announced updates to the …Read More

Olympia

December 9, 2020

Police reform to lead off the next session

OLYMPIA – A sweeping police reform package of legislation is …Read More

Olympia

December 9, 2020

WA students’ grades are slipping

OLYMPIA – The state of Washington is seeing grades from …Read More

Pendleton

December 9, 2020

UCo Health announces 51st COVID-related death

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Public Health reported the county’s 51st …Read More

Walla Walla

December 9, 2020

Death count grows in WW County

WALLA WALLA – The total number of deaths linked to …Read More

Pendleton

December 9, 2020

County grapples with OHA reporting backlog

PENDLETON —  Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock expressed frustration with …Read More

Washington, D.C.

December 9, 2020

Depot land is in big defense bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Defense Authorization Act, approved by …Read More

College Place

December 8, 2020

Council to consider 2021 budget

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place City Council is holding …Read More

Walla Walla

December 7, 2020

Jail is currently free of COVID-19

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Emergency Operations Center has …Read More

Walla Walla

December 7, 2020

Commissioners to consider new health officer

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

Weston

December 7, 2020

State funding sought for new fire station

WESTON – East Umatilla Fire and Rescue is housed in …Read More

College Place

December 7, 2020

Committee to set next year’s events

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place Economic, Tourism, and Events …Read More

Pendleton

December 7, 2020

Byram: Reform furor can make policing better

PENDLETON – Police Chief Chuck Byram understands the anger regarding …Read More

Hermiston

December 5, 2020

Boiler fails at high school

HERMISTON – A boiler is cracked and needs to be …Read More

Walla Walla

December 4, 2020

Lights, camera, action for firefighters

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Fire Department has been …Read More

Olympia

December 4, 2020

Round 3 of biz grants now available

OLYMPIA – Additional funding from Gov. Jay Inslee for businesses …Read More

Pendleton

December 4, 2020

Registered sex offender due in court today

PENDLETON – Mathew Daniel Rhorer, 36, is scheduled for a …Read More

Olympia

December 4, 2020

WA changes some quarantine times

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health is adopting …Read More

Olympia

December 4, 2020

Inslee amends religious gatherings directive

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has updated the restrictions for …Read More

Pendleton

December 4, 2020

Brown slashes parole and probation budget

PENDLETON – Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget includes slashing $32 …Read More

Washington, D.C.

December 3, 2020

McMorris Rodgers wins coveted leadership role

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) has …Read More

Pendleton

December 3, 2020

County preps for more CARES Act funds

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

Pendleton

December 3, 2020

Controversial sidewalk stamping ordinance is on the agenda

PENDLETON – At the request of Mayor John Turner, the …Read More

Olympia

December 3, 2020

Inslee extends non-emergency procedures

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has extended his proclamation halting …Read More

Pendleton

December 3, 2020

FARM II, jail are in the governor’s budget

PENDLETON – Gov. Kate Brown released her proposed budget for …Read More

Olympia

December 3, 2020

Warnick calls foul on gym closures

OLYMPIA – Washington Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) is asking …Read More

The Dalles

December 2, 2020

Jobless rate won’t reflect freeze layoffs

THE DALLES – November’s COVID-19 freeze won’t be reflected in …Read More

Walla Walla

December 2, 2020

Walla Walla Cares has holiday plans

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Cares is teaming up with …Read More

Walla Walla

December 2, 2020

Council to vote on new budget

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council has a …Read More

Pendleton

December 2, 2020

Byram wants to lead, not manage

PENDLETON – Pendleton’s new police chief doesn’t have a set …Read More

Walla Walla

December 2, 2020

WWPS grad rates hit all-time high

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools four-year graduation rate …Read More

Pendleton

December 2, 2020

Calls for service surged in the summer

PENDLETON – Fire Chief Jim Critchley says calls for service …Read More

Pendleton

December 1, 2020

First Citizens Banquet will be different but not virtual

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce will have its …Read More

Hermiston

December 1, 2020

Edmiston wants your cans

HERMISTON – Distance learning means Hermiston students can’t have their …Read More

Pendleton

December 1, 2020

Police seek man who shot a water pipe

PENDLETON – Pendleton police officers are looking for a man …Read More

Olympia

December 1, 2020

WA Notify is operational

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department …Read More

Pendleton

December 1, 2020

Mayor will ask council to change historic street ordinance

PENDLETON – Mayor John Turner will ask the city council …Read More

 April 20, 2021

CPPS wants input on summer learning programs

COLLEGE PLACE – College Place Public Schools is planning its …Read More

 April 20, 2021

County declares drought emergency

PENDLETON – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners declared a …Read More

 April 20, 2021

PDC considers including rentals in home improvement program

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission meets at 6 p.m. …Read More

 April 20, 2021

Alleged murderer has pretrial conference

PENDLETON – William Harvey Butcher III, 28, is due in …Read More

 April 20, 2021

Walla Walla could lose its metropolitan status

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Management and Budget …Read More

 April 20, 2021

Urban growth boundary bill now in the Senate

PENDLETON – House Bill 2160, which would allow an urban …Read More

 April 6, 2021

Updated County Risk Levels

OREGON- (Release from the Governor’s Office) Governor Kate Brown today …Read More

 March 4, 2021

Stolen gun found during traffic stop

MILTON-FREEWATER – Oregon State Police reports a routine moving violation …Read More

 February 3, 2021

PPD has two pursuits in less than six hours

PENDLETON – Pendleton police officers were involved in two pursuits …Read More

 January 22, 2021

PSD readies a reopening plan when numbers fall

PENDLETON – The Oregon Department of Education’s new school opening …Read More

 December 31, 2020

Severe vaccine reaction reported in Wallowa County

SALEM — (The following is a news release from the …Read More

 December 31, 2020

Troopers join forces against impaired drivers

OLYMPIA – The Western States Traffic Safety Coalition is warning …Read More

 December 18, 2020

Man arrested in rape case

HERMISTON – Staff from the Umatilla County Jail transported a …Read More

 December 16, 2020

County continues at extreme risk

PENDLETON  – Gov. Kate Brown has announced updates to the …Read More

 December 9, 2020

Police reform to lead off the next session

OLYMPIA – A sweeping police reform package of legislation is …Read More

 December 9, 2020

WA students’ grades are slipping

OLYMPIA – The state of Washington is seeing grades from …Read More

 December 9, 2020

UCo Health announces 51st COVID-related death

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Public Health reported the county’s 51st …Read More

 December 9, 2020

Death count grows in WW County

WALLA WALLA – The total number of deaths linked to …Read More

 December 9, 2020

County grapples with OHA reporting backlog

PENDLETON —  Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock expressed frustration with …Read More

 December 9, 2020

Depot land is in big defense bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Defense Authorization Act, approved by …Read More

 December 8, 2020

Council to consider 2021 budget

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place City Council is holding …Read More

 December 7, 2020

Jail is currently free of COVID-19

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Emergency Operations Center has …Read More

 December 7, 2020

Commissioners to consider new health officer

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

 December 7, 2020

State funding sought for new fire station

WESTON – East Umatilla Fire and Rescue is housed in …Read More

 December 7, 2020

Committee to set next year’s events

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place Economic, Tourism, and Events …Read More

 December 7, 2020

Byram: Reform furor can make policing better

PENDLETON – Police Chief Chuck Byram understands the anger regarding …Read More

 December 5, 2020

Boiler fails at high school

HERMISTON – A boiler is cracked and needs to be …Read More

 December 4, 2020

Lights, camera, action for firefighters

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Fire Department has been …Read More

 December 4, 2020

Round 3 of biz grants now available

OLYMPIA – Additional funding from Gov. Jay Inslee for businesses …Read More

 December 4, 2020

Registered sex offender due in court today

PENDLETON – Mathew Daniel Rhorer, 36, is scheduled for a …Read More

 December 4, 2020

WA changes some quarantine times

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health is adopting …Read More

 December 4, 2020

Inslee amends religious gatherings directive

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has updated the restrictions for …Read More

 December 4, 2020

Brown slashes parole and probation budget

PENDLETON – Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget includes slashing $32 …Read More

 December 3, 2020

McMorris Rodgers wins coveted leadership role

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) has …Read More

 December 3, 2020

County preps for more CARES Act funds

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

 December 3, 2020

Controversial sidewalk stamping ordinance is on the agenda

PENDLETON – At the request of Mayor John Turner, the …Read More

 December 3, 2020

Inslee extends non-emergency procedures

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has extended his proclamation halting …Read More

 December 3, 2020

FARM II, jail are in the governor’s budget

PENDLETON – Gov. Kate Brown released her proposed budget for …Read More

 December 3, 2020

Warnick calls foul on gym closures

OLYMPIA – Washington Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) is asking …Read More

 December 2, 2020

Jobless rate won’t reflect freeze layoffs

THE DALLES – November’s COVID-19 freeze won’t be reflected in …Read More

 December 2, 2020

Walla Walla Cares has holiday plans

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Cares is teaming up with …Read More

 December 2, 2020

Council to vote on new budget

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council has a …Read More

 December 2, 2020

Byram wants to lead, not manage

PENDLETON – Pendleton’s new police chief doesn’t have a set …Read More

 December 2, 2020

WWPS grad rates hit all-time high

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools four-year graduation rate …Read More

 December 2, 2020

Calls for service surged in the summer

PENDLETON – Fire Chief Jim Critchley says calls for service …Read More

 December 1, 2020

First Citizens Banquet will be different but not virtual

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce will have its …Read More

 December 1, 2020

Edmiston wants your cans

HERMISTON – Distance learning means Hermiston students can’t have their …Read More

 December 1, 2020

Police seek man who shot a water pipe

PENDLETON – Pendleton police officers are looking for a man …Read More

 December 1, 2020

WA Notify is operational

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department …Read More

 December 1, 2020

Mayor will ask council to change historic street ordinance

PENDLETON – Mayor John Turner will ask the city council …Read More