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Walla Walla

November 2, 2020

COVID-19 spike forces school district to cut back on-campus activities

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools has announced it …Read More

Walla Walla

November 2, 2020

Limited sports practices start this week

WALLA WALLA – Student athletes at Walla Walla High School …Read More

Olympia

November 2, 2020

Counselor accused of rape loses license

OLYMPIA – The secretary of health has immediately suspended the …Read More

Pendleton

November 2, 2020

Council meeting switched to Monday

PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council will not meet for …Read More

Pendleton

November 2, 2020

Oregon eases school reopening rules

SALEM – An estimated 130,000 public school students in Oregon …Read More

Pendleton

November 2, 2020

County schools have a goal for opening

PENDLETON – Gov. Kate Brown and health and education officials …Read More

Washington, D.C.

November 2, 2020

Walden believes Trump voters are stronger in their support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is …Read More

Yakima

October 31, 2020

Yakima judge’s ruling impacts voters in the Midwest

YAKIMA – A federal judge in Yakima has ordered the …Read More

Hermiston

October 30, 2020

Shooting investigation continues

HERMISTON – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has released more …Read More

Washington, D.C.

October 30, 2020

Walden: Polls can be wrong

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – As Election Day looms, polls …Read More

Hermiston

October 30, 2020

Two dead in shooting near Hermiston

HERMISTON – Few details have been released in a shooting …Read More

Pendleton

October 30, 2020

Police are ready for tricks and treats

PENDLETON – Halloween on a Saturday usually means concerns not …Read More

Prescott

October 30, 2020

Shelton sentenced to time served, community custody

WALLA WALLA – Maxwell Shelton, 20, of Prescott has been …Read More

Bloomington, Minnesota

October 30, 2020

Feds are kicking wolves off the list

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota – Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt …Read More

Tri-Cities

October 30, 2020

Voyeur is arrested

KENNEWICK – Earlier this month, Kennewick Police responded to the …Read More

Salem

October 30, 2020

OHA says stay home for Halloween

SALEM – The Oregon Health Authority is asking people to …Read More

Pendleton

October 29, 2020

Camp removal prompts call to police

PENDLETON – Pendleton police were called to a homeless man’s …Read More

Walla Walla

October 29, 2020

School board seeks families’ input on reopening

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla School Board wants input …Read More

Walla Walla

October 29, 2020

Virtual comments will be allowed at council meetings

WALLA WALLA – When the Walla Walla City Council meetings …Read More

Washington, D.C.

October 28, 2020

USDA gives College Place $6 million for water project

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – The U.S. Department of Agriculture …Read More

Pendleton

October 28, 2020

PDC to help with Old West plaza project

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission is giving Old West …Read More

Walla Walla

October 28, 2020

Barnes pleads guilty to reduced charge

WALLA WALLA – Joey Barnes, 28, of College Place has …Read More

Pendleton

October 28, 2020

Umatilla County is too big to open schools now

PENDLETON – Students in both Morrow and Union counties are …Read More

Walla Walla

October 28, 2020

Council to look at projected budget revenues

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council is hosting …Read More

Heppner

October 28, 2020

PDX man with no ride to court starts walking

HEPPNER – There will soon be a new legend at …Read More

Heppner

October 27, 2020

Tomorrow is back to school time in Morrow County

HEPPNER – The Morrow County School District will open its …Read More

Pendleton

October 27, 2020

Pretrial conference for alleged child rapist is today

PENDLETON – A pretrial conference is set for 10 a.m. …Read More

College Place

October 27, 2020

Council to consider bicycling ordinance

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

Pendleton

October 27, 2020

County wants review of ODOC decision

PENDLETON –Umatilla County is seeking a review of the Oregon …Read More

Walla Walla

October 27, 2020

Bond project work is in full swing

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools reports that construction …Read More

Pendleton

October 26, 2020

Murdock urges people to get flu shots

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock is worried about …Read More

Hermiston

October 26, 2020

Four are charged in armed robbery

HERMISTON – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has four suspects …Read More

Seattle

October 26, 2020

Judge issues drop-box ruling

SEATTLE – The Washington State Association of Counties got a …Read More

Walla Walla

October 26, 2020

Commissioners to consider Homeland Security grant

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

Pendleton

October 26, 2020

Rowan wants to take legislators for a ride

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says there are …Read More

Walla Walla

October 26, 2020

WWPS working on return to sports plan

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla School Superintendent Wade Smith said …Read More

Pendleton

October 26, 2020

City sets Salem priorities

PENDLETON – The city of Pendleton is gearing up for …Read More

Boardman

October 25, 2020

Ordinance demolition scheduled for Monday

BOARDMAN – The Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island is …Read More

Seoul, South Korea

October 24, 2020

Straily enters the record books

SEOUL – Dan Straily, pitching for the Lotte Giants of …Read More

Walla Walla

October 24, 2020

Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19

WALLA WALLA – News release from the Walla Walla County …Read More

Walla Walla

October 23, 2020

Drug take-back events planned

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Police Department is observing …Read More

Pendleton

October 23, 2020

PDC approves complete Til Taylor Park makeover

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission has approved a proposal …Read More

Walla Walla

October 23, 2020

Structure fire under investigation

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Fire Department is investigating …Read More

Hermiston

October 23, 2020

CDA rescinds controversial resolution quickly and quietly

HERMISTON – The Columbia Development Authority walked back a controversial …Read More

Walla Walla

October 23, 2020

DeBolt enters a new zone

WALLA WALLA – Meghan DeBolt will be the executive director …Read More

Pendleton

October 23, 2020

Brown seeks more info for schools opening

SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown and the Healthy Schools Reopening …Read More

Olympia

October 23, 2020

Inslee updates COVID-19 directory for churches

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has updated his COVID-19 guidance …Read More

Olympia

October 22, 2020

DOH submits vaccine plan to CDC

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Health has submitted its …Read More

Athena

October 22, 2020

Hansell says COVID is number-one concern

ATHENA – Oregon Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) is hearing from …Read More

Hermiston

October 22, 2020

County is ready for today’s CDA meeting

HERMISTON – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners memorialized its …Read More

 November 2, 2020

COVID-19 spike forces school district to cut back on-campus activities

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools has announced it …Read More

 November 2, 2020

Limited sports practices start this week

WALLA WALLA – Student athletes at Walla Walla High School …Read More

 November 2, 2020

Counselor accused of rape loses license

OLYMPIA – The secretary of health has immediately suspended the …Read More

 November 2, 2020

Council meeting switched to Monday

PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council will not meet for …Read More

 November 2, 2020

Oregon eases school reopening rules

SALEM – An estimated 130,000 public school students in Oregon …Read More

 November 2, 2020

County schools have a goal for opening

PENDLETON – Gov. Kate Brown and health and education officials …Read More

 November 2, 2020

Walden believes Trump voters are stronger in their support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is …Read More

 October 31, 2020

Yakima judge’s ruling impacts voters in the Midwest

YAKIMA – A federal judge in Yakima has ordered the …Read More

 October 30, 2020

Shooting investigation continues

HERMISTON – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has released more …Read More

 October 30, 2020

Walden: Polls can be wrong

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – As Election Day looms, polls …Read More

 October 30, 2020

Two dead in shooting near Hermiston

HERMISTON – Few details have been released in a shooting …Read More

 October 30, 2020

Police are ready for tricks and treats

PENDLETON – Halloween on a Saturday usually means concerns not …Read More

 October 30, 2020

Shelton sentenced to time served, community custody

WALLA WALLA – Maxwell Shelton, 20, of Prescott has been …Read More

 October 30, 2020

Feds are kicking wolves off the list

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota – Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt …Read More

 October 30, 2020

Voyeur is arrested

KENNEWICK – Earlier this month, Kennewick Police responded to the …Read More

 October 30, 2020

OHA says stay home for Halloween

SALEM – The Oregon Health Authority is asking people to …Read More

 October 29, 2020

Camp removal prompts call to police

PENDLETON – Pendleton police were called to a homeless man’s …Read More

 October 29, 2020

School board seeks families’ input on reopening

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla School Board wants input …Read More

 October 29, 2020

Virtual comments will be allowed at council meetings

WALLA WALLA – When the Walla Walla City Council meetings …Read More

 October 28, 2020

USDA gives College Place $6 million for water project

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – The U.S. Department of Agriculture …Read More

 October 28, 2020

PDC to help with Old West plaza project

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission is giving Old West …Read More

 October 28, 2020

Barnes pleads guilty to reduced charge

WALLA WALLA – Joey Barnes, 28, of College Place has …Read More

 October 28, 2020

Umatilla County is too big to open schools now

PENDLETON – Students in both Morrow and Union counties are …Read More

 October 28, 2020

Council to look at projected budget revenues

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council is hosting …Read More

 October 28, 2020

PDX man with no ride to court starts walking

HEPPNER – There will soon be a new legend at …Read More

 October 27, 2020

Tomorrow is back to school time in Morrow County

HEPPNER – The Morrow County School District will open its …Read More

 October 27, 2020

Pretrial conference for alleged child rapist is today

PENDLETON – A pretrial conference is set for 10 a.m. …Read More

 October 27, 2020

Council to consider bicycling ordinance

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

 October 27, 2020

County wants review of ODOC decision

PENDLETON –Umatilla County is seeking a review of the Oregon …Read More

 October 27, 2020

Bond project work is in full swing

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools reports that construction …Read More

 October 26, 2020

Murdock urges people to get flu shots

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock is worried about …Read More

 October 26, 2020

Four are charged in armed robbery

HERMISTON – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has four suspects …Read More

 October 26, 2020

Judge issues drop-box ruling

SEATTLE – The Washington State Association of Counties got a …Read More

 October 26, 2020

Commissioners to consider Homeland Security grant

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

 October 26, 2020

Rowan wants to take legislators for a ride

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says there are …Read More

 October 26, 2020

WWPS working on return to sports plan

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla School Superintendent Wade Smith said …Read More

 October 26, 2020

City sets Salem priorities

PENDLETON – The city of Pendleton is gearing up for …Read More

 October 25, 2020

Ordinance demolition scheduled for Monday

BOARDMAN – The Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island is …Read More

 October 24, 2020

Straily enters the record books

SEOUL – Dan Straily, pitching for the Lotte Giants of …Read More

 October 24, 2020

Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19

WALLA WALLA – News release from the Walla Walla County …Read More

 October 23, 2020

Drug take-back events planned

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Police Department is observing …Read More

 October 23, 2020

PDC approves complete Til Taylor Park makeover

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission has approved a proposal …Read More

 October 23, 2020

Structure fire under investigation

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Fire Department is investigating …Read More

 October 23, 2020

CDA rescinds controversial resolution quickly and quietly

HERMISTON – The Columbia Development Authority walked back a controversial …Read More

 October 23, 2020

DeBolt enters a new zone

WALLA WALLA – Meghan DeBolt will be the executive director …Read More

 October 23, 2020

Brown seeks more info for schools opening

SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown and the Healthy Schools Reopening …Read More

 October 23, 2020

Inslee updates COVID-19 directory for churches

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has updated his COVID-19 guidance …Read More

 October 22, 2020

DOH submits vaccine plan to CDC

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Health has submitted its …Read More

 October 22, 2020

Hansell says COVID is number-one concern

ATHENA – Oregon Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) is hearing from …Read More

 October 22, 2020

County is ready for today’s CDA meeting

HERMISTON – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners memorialized its …Read More