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Umatilla County

May 15, 2021

Suspicious device forces closure on Highway 730

UMATILLA COUNTY – A Umatilla County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to …Read More

Olympia

May 15, 2021

Yogurt linked to E. coli outbreak

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has identified …Read More

Kennewick

May 14, 2021

No foul play evident with drowning victim

KENNEWICK – Oscar Castaneda, 29, of Pendleton died due to …Read More

Olympia

May 14, 2021

WA schools will reopen in new school year

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has ordered …Read More

Pendleton

May 14, 2021

City gets serious about street repair

PENDLETON – A host of road projects are on tap …Read More

Heppner

May 14, 2021

Another delay in attempted murder case

HEPPNER – Another delay occurred Thursday in the attempted murder …Read More

Olympia

May 14, 2021

E. coli outbreak moves east

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health said the …Read More

Hermiston

May 14, 2021

City to lease some river water to irrigators

HERMISTON – The city of Hermiston has agreed to lease …Read More

Pendleton

May 14, 2021

Green: City will operate FARM II

PENDLETON – State funding for Blue Mountain Community College’s FARM …Read More

Walla Walla

May 13, 2021

WW USACE team wins national award

WALLA WALLA  — The Walla Walla District of the U.S. …Read More

Olympia

May 13, 2021

WSP needs county representatives

OLYMPIA – Washington State Patrol is seeking people who want …Read More

Pasco

May 13, 2021

Driver dies in Sunday crash

PASCO – Ricky Cruz, 28, of Pasco, the driver who …Read More

Pendleton

May 13, 2021

High-end housing is on the horizon

PENDLETON – Pendleton’s housing crisis includes homes for all income …Read More

Yakima

May 13, 2021

Inslee signs ag overtime bill

YAKIMA – Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to Yakima to sign …Read More

Pendleton

May 13, 2021

Enrollment is up at PSD

PENDLETON – After months of shrinking enrollment numbers, Pendleton School …Read More

Mission

May 12, 2021

CTUIR reports alarming surge in COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: Vaccination clinic will include tribal members aged 12-15. MISSION …Read More

Walla Walla

May 12, 2021

Walk-ins welcome at next week’s clinics

WALLA WALLA – Vaccination clinics at the Walla Walla County …Read More

Salem

May 12, 2021

Brown predicts Round-Up & Happy Canyon will happen

SALEM – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown believes there will be …Read More

Hermiston

May 12, 2021

City awaits a partner for restaurant rescue plan

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council has approved city staff …Read More

Salem

May 12, 2021

Reopening hinges on vaccinations

Salem – Gov. Kate Brown said that most COVID-19 restrictions …Read More

Starbuck

May 12, 2021

Infant injured in crash

STARBUCK – A 3-month-old girl was injured while riding in …Read More

Pendleton

May 12, 2021

Baker City joins the protest against Brown’s emergency powers

PENDLETON – The Baker City City Council and Mayor Kerry …Read More

Spokane

May 12, 2021

Child pornographer gets 30 years

SPOKANE – Jason William Cathcart, 52, of Selah is sentenced …Read More

Walla Walla

May 11, 2021

Public comment sought on water plan

WALLA WALLA – An integrated water management plan for the …Read More

Pendleton

May 11, 2021

Budget work wraps up this week

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Budget committee wraps up its work …Read More

Hermiston

May 11, 2021

Melendez charges are related to Crandall’s death

HERMISTON –Law enforcement officials say that the arrest of Kevin …Read More

Pasco

May 11, 2021

Pursuit ends with fatality

PASCO – A Pasco man being pursued by the Franklin …Read More

Pendleton

May 11, 2021

Byram says Promise Inn lives up to its name

PENDLETON – Police Chief Chuck Byram says the Promise Inn …Read More

College Place

May 11, 2021

Mayor to deliver State of the City address

COLLEGE PLACE – Mayor Norma Hernandez is scheduled to deliver …Read More

Pendleton

May 10, 2021

Dorran wants to brand the county

PENDLETON – Umatilla County is a diverse place worthy of …Read More

Prosser

May 10, 2021

Butcher shop destroyed, other buildings damaged

PROSSER – West Benton Fire Rescue said Underwood’s Prosser Lockers …Read More

Benton City

May 10, 2021

Five injured in crash

BENTON CITY –Five people were injured, two of them children, …Read More

Pendleton

May 10, 2021

Parkway cameras could be upgraded

PENDLETON – The city of Pendleton is considering using some …Read More

Walla Walla

May 10, 2021

Council holds a short work session

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

Hermiston

May 10, 2021

Council considers IGA for lobbyist services

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council meets at 7 p.m. …Read More

Meacham

May 8, 2021

Body found during search

News release from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office: The search …Read More

Hermiston

May 8, 2021

Transient arrested on secret indictment charges

HERMISTON – Hermiston police arrested a transient, 26-year-old Kevin Melendez …Read More

Umatilla County

May 7, 2021

UTV crash proves fatal

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reports that …Read More

College Place

May 7, 2021

CPPD welcomes new officer

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place Police Department commissioned its …Read More

Pendleton

May 7, 2021

County approves zoning ordinance exception

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

Prosser

May 7, 2021

Hatcher recall makes the ballot

PROSSER – The Benton County Auditor’s Office has checked the …Read More

Pendleton

May 7, 2021

Byram urges scooter safety

PENDLETON – There are rules for those renting Bird scooters …Read More

Richland, Wash.

May 7, 2021

Yakima Delta fire started at homeless camp

RICHLAND, Wash. – Investigators believe the Yakima River Delta Fire …Read More

Pendleton

May 7, 2021

Street projects abound this summer

PENDLETON – Road work is on the agenda for the …Read More

Kennewick

May 6, 2021

KPD gets hot leads in cold missing persons case

KENNEWICK – More than 75 people have called or left …Read More

Pendleton

May 6, 2021

Vaccines are proving their effectiveness

PENDLETON – Can we make a better COVID-19 vaccine? Just …Read More

Pendleton

May 6, 2021

Burglary suspect ends up in jail

PENDLETON – Pendleton police finally captured burglary suspect Colten Kee …Read More

Kennewick

May 6, 2021

KPD busts alleged BB gun shooters

KENNEWICK – Detectives investigating a report of a truck carrying …Read More

Pendleton

May 6, 2021

County extends emergency, adds a P.S.

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

Pendleton

May 6, 2021

Fentanyl is Byram’s top drug concern

PENDLETON – Fentanyl has been linked to a recent kidnapping …Read More

 May 15, 2021

Suspicious device forces closure on Highway 730

UMATILLA COUNTY – A Umatilla County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to …Read More

 May 15, 2021

Yogurt linked to E. coli outbreak

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has identified …Read More

 May 14, 2021

No foul play evident with drowning victim

KENNEWICK – Oscar Castaneda, 29, of Pendleton died due to …Read More

 May 14, 2021

WA schools will reopen in new school year

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has ordered …Read More

 May 14, 2021

City gets serious about street repair

PENDLETON – A host of road projects are on tap …Read More

 May 14, 2021

Another delay in attempted murder case

HEPPNER – Another delay occurred Thursday in the attempted murder …Read More

 May 14, 2021

E. coli outbreak moves east

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health said the …Read More

 May 14, 2021

City to lease some river water to irrigators

HERMISTON – The city of Hermiston has agreed to lease …Read More

 May 14, 2021

Green: City will operate FARM II

PENDLETON – State funding for Blue Mountain Community College’s FARM …Read More

 May 13, 2021

WW USACE team wins national award

WALLA WALLA  — The Walla Walla District of the U.S. …Read More

 May 13, 2021

WSP needs county representatives

OLYMPIA – Washington State Patrol is seeking people who want …Read More

 May 13, 2021

Driver dies in Sunday crash

PASCO – Ricky Cruz, 28, of Pasco, the driver who …Read More

 May 13, 2021

High-end housing is on the horizon

PENDLETON – Pendleton’s housing crisis includes homes for all income …Read More

 May 13, 2021

Inslee signs ag overtime bill

YAKIMA – Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to Yakima to sign …Read More

 May 13, 2021

Enrollment is up at PSD

PENDLETON – After months of shrinking enrollment numbers, Pendleton School …Read More

 May 12, 2021

CTUIR reports alarming surge in COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: Vaccination clinic will include tribal members aged 12-15. MISSION …Read More

 May 12, 2021

Walk-ins welcome at next week’s clinics

WALLA WALLA – Vaccination clinics at the Walla Walla County …Read More

 May 12, 2021

Brown predicts Round-Up & Happy Canyon will happen

SALEM – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown believes there will be …Read More

 May 12, 2021

City awaits a partner for restaurant rescue plan

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council has approved city staff …Read More

 May 12, 2021

Reopening hinges on vaccinations

Salem – Gov. Kate Brown said that most COVID-19 restrictions …Read More

 May 12, 2021

Infant injured in crash

STARBUCK – A 3-month-old girl was injured while riding in …Read More

 May 12, 2021

Baker City joins the protest against Brown’s emergency powers

PENDLETON – The Baker City City Council and Mayor Kerry …Read More

 May 12, 2021

Child pornographer gets 30 years

SPOKANE – Jason William Cathcart, 52, of Selah is sentenced …Read More

 May 11, 2021

Public comment sought on water plan

WALLA WALLA – An integrated water management plan for the …Read More

 May 11, 2021

Budget work wraps up this week

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Budget committee wraps up its work …Read More

 May 11, 2021

Melendez charges are related to Crandall’s death

HERMISTON –Law enforcement officials say that the arrest of Kevin …Read More

 May 11, 2021

Pursuit ends with fatality

PASCO – A Pasco man being pursued by the Franklin …Read More

 May 11, 2021

Byram says Promise Inn lives up to its name

PENDLETON – Police Chief Chuck Byram says the Promise Inn …Read More

 May 11, 2021

Mayor to deliver State of the City address

COLLEGE PLACE – Mayor Norma Hernandez is scheduled to deliver …Read More

 May 10, 2021

Dorran wants to brand the county

PENDLETON – Umatilla County is a diverse place worthy of …Read More

 May 10, 2021

Butcher shop destroyed, other buildings damaged

PROSSER – West Benton Fire Rescue said Underwood’s Prosser Lockers …Read More

 May 10, 2021

Five injured in crash

BENTON CITY –Five people were injured, two of them children, …Read More

 May 10, 2021

Parkway cameras could be upgraded

PENDLETON – The city of Pendleton is considering using some …Read More

 May 10, 2021

Council holds a short work session

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

 May 10, 2021

Council considers IGA for lobbyist services

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council meets at 7 p.m. …Read More

 May 8, 2021

Body found during search

News release from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office: The search …Read More

 May 8, 2021

Transient arrested on secret indictment charges

HERMISTON – Hermiston police arrested a transient, 26-year-old Kevin Melendez …Read More

 May 7, 2021

UTV crash proves fatal

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reports that …Read More

 May 7, 2021

CPPD welcomes new officer

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place Police Department commissioned its …Read More

 May 7, 2021

County approves zoning ordinance exception

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

 May 7, 2021

Hatcher recall makes the ballot

PROSSER – The Benton County Auditor’s Office has checked the …Read More

 May 7, 2021

Byram urges scooter safety

PENDLETON – There are rules for those renting Bird scooters …Read More

 May 7, 2021

Yakima Delta fire started at homeless camp

RICHLAND, Wash. – Investigators believe the Yakima River Delta Fire …Read More

 May 7, 2021

Street projects abound this summer

PENDLETON – Road work is on the agenda for the …Read More

 May 6, 2021

KPD gets hot leads in cold missing persons case

KENNEWICK – More than 75 people have called or left …Read More

 May 6, 2021

Vaccines are proving their effectiveness

PENDLETON – Can we make a better COVID-19 vaccine? Just …Read More

 May 6, 2021

Burglary suspect ends up in jail

PENDLETON – Pendleton police finally captured burglary suspect Colten Kee …Read More

 May 6, 2021

KPD busts alleged BB gun shooters

KENNEWICK – Detectives investigating a report of a truck carrying …Read More

 May 6, 2021

County extends emergency, adds a P.S.

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

 May 6, 2021

Fentanyl is Byram’s top drug concern

PENDLETON – Fentanyl has been linked to a recent kidnapping …Read More