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Olympia

October 22, 2020

Inslee clamps down on colleges during COVID

OLYMPIA – Widespread COVID-19 outbreaks on college campuses have prompted …Read More

Pendleton

October 22, 2020

Urban renewal district will not expire in 2023

PENDLETON – Pendleton’s urban renewal district has been extended indefinitely. …Read More

Asotin

October 22, 2020

COVID-19 surges in Asotin County

ASOTIN – A spike in COVID-19 cases has been observed …Read More

The Dalles

October 21, 2020

Morrow, Umatilla in the top 5 for lowest unemployment

THE DALLES – The Oregon Employment Department has issued its …Read More

Walla Walla

October 21, 2020

WWPS delays reopening plan

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

Pendleton

October 21, 2020

Rowan wants OSSA to take action in Salem

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says a recent …Read More

Walla Walla

October 21, 2020

Man is charged with drugging, raping two women

WALLA WALLA – Benjamin Garcia Jr., 42, is being held …Read More

Pendleton

October 21, 2020

A chill is coming

PENDLETON  — Canada is sending a cold front into the …Read More

Hermiston

October 21, 2020

Christian school sues Gov. Brown

HERMISTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys has filed a lawsuit …Read More

Prosser

October 21, 2020

Inslee asks for bridge disaster declaration

PROSSER – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal …Read More

Pendleton

October 20, 2020

EOCI inmate with COVID-19 passes away

PENDLETON – An inmate at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution who …Read More

Athena

October 20, 2020

Redistricting time is approaching

ATHENA – The 2021 session of the Oregon Legislature will …Read More

Hermiston

October 20, 2020

County wins first Ramos case

HERMISTON – Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says his …Read More

Salem

October 20, 2020

OHA issues COVID-19 warning

SALEM – Oregon Health Authority officials say if action isn’t …Read More

Walla Walla

October 20, 2020

Back to school vote is tonight

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

Pendleton

October 20, 2020

PDC could decide its future tonight

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission will consider its future …Read More

College Place

October 20, 2020

Planning commission will tackle development code

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place Planning Commission holds its …Read More

Walla Walla

October 19, 2020

SEATech grads are wanted

WALLA WALLA – Jackson Contractor Group has hired three Southeast …Read More

Heppner

October 19, 2020

Smith says his district is tired of COVID-19, riots

HEPPNER – Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) says his …Read More

Pendleton

October 19, 2020

Juvenile department studying Sunridge student case

PENDLETON – Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says the …Read More

Walla Walla

October 19, 2020

Council will sharpen its pencils

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

Pendleton

October 19, 2020

Murdock says COVID counts can be deceptive

PENDLETON – The state’s count of COVID-19 cases by counties …Read More

Walla Walla

October 19, 2020

Prescribed burn is canceled

WALLA WALLA – The city of Walla Walla and the …Read More

Hermiston

October 17, 2020

Some HSD students return to school Monday

HERMISTON – News release from the Hermiston School District: HERMISTON …Read More

Heppner

October 16, 2020

Morrow County wants to ‘walk back’ depot land vote

HEPPNER – Morrow County Commissioner Jim Doherty says he and …Read More

Prosser

October 16, 2020

WSP won’t investigate sheriff

PROSSER – The Washington State Patrol has turned down a …Read More

Pendleton

October 16, 2020

Lohmann pursues what La Nina will mean to the basin

PENDLETON – The Climate Prediction Center calls for a La …Read More

Hermiston

October 16, 2020

County will fight depot land decision (Updated)

Editor’s note: We have learned that Morrow County’s Board of …Read More

Walla Walla

October 16, 2020

Council says no to plastics

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

Pendleton

October 16, 2020

Mexico, not China behind most of area fentanyl

PENDLETON – Illegal shipments of fentanyl used to come mainly …Read More

University Place

October 16, 2020

O’Ban will fight high court’s ruling on I-976

UNIVERSITY PLACE – Washington State Sen. Steve O’Ban reacted quickly …Read More

Walla Walla

October 15, 2020

New plans issued for two dams

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

Heppner

October 15, 2020

Smith says minority party must be adept at compromise

HEPPNER – State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) says it is …Read More

Pendleton

October 15, 2020

Chief says being charged could help teen

PENDLETON – Pendleton police found the culprit behind pornographic images …Read More

Walla Walla

October 15, 2020

WW nurse is disciplined

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

Pendleton

October 15, 2020

Changes could come to downtown

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission continues to discuss whether …Read More

College Place

October 15, 2020

CPPS ready to welcome back students from all grades

COLLEGE PLACE – College Place Public Schools is preparing to …Read More

Pendleton

October 14, 2020

Jack Frost could come tonight

PENDLETON – The first frost in the Columbia Basin could …Read More

Walla Walla

October 14, 2020

Ballots are on their way

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Elections Department will …Read More

Pendleton

October 14, 2020

Distance learning is compromised at PSD

PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District’s online distance learning and …Read More

Hermiston

October 14, 2020

Fentanyl dealers’ rewards outnumber risks

HERMISTON – The Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team zeroed in …Read More

Walla Walla

October 14, 2020

New COVID-19 figures bring optimism to WWPS

WALLA WALLA – COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Walla …Read More

Salem

October 14, 2020

Dems could sue Brown

SALEM – The top two Democrats in the Oregon Legislature …Read More

Pendleton

October 13, 2020

Analysis is first step to fixing McKay Creek

PENDLETON – Mayor John Turner says the city managed to …Read More

Walla Walla

October 13, 2020

WWPS offers free flu shots for kids

WALLA WALLA – The Health Center of Walla Walla, working …Read More

Heppner

October 13, 2020

Irrigon woman charged with arson

HEPPNER – Morrow County District Attorney Justin Nelson formally charged …Read More

Hermiston

October 13, 2020

Despite disagreement Depot turnover moves closer

HERMISTON – As the long wait for the U.S. Army …Read More

Pendleton

October 12, 2020

City passes its housing goal

PENDLETON – The city of Pendleton set a goal for …Read More

Walla Walla

October 12, 2020

Toddler is safe after high-speed pursuit

WALLA WALLA – A pursuit that began near Walla Walla …Read More

Salem

October 12, 2020

Pendleton ranks third in most new COVID-19 cases

SALEM – The Oregon Health Authority has released its weekly …Read More

 October 22, 2020

Inslee clamps down on colleges during COVID

OLYMPIA – Widespread COVID-19 outbreaks on college campuses have prompted …Read More

 October 22, 2020

Urban renewal district will not expire in 2023

PENDLETON – Pendleton’s urban renewal district has been extended indefinitely. …Read More

 October 22, 2020

COVID-19 surges in Asotin County

ASOTIN – A spike in COVID-19 cases has been observed …Read More

 October 21, 2020

Morrow, Umatilla in the top 5 for lowest unemployment

THE DALLES – The Oregon Employment Department has issued its …Read More

 October 21, 2020

WWPS delays reopening plan

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

 October 21, 2020

Rowan wants OSSA to take action in Salem

PENDLETON – Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says a recent …Read More

 October 21, 2020

Man is charged with drugging, raping two women

WALLA WALLA – Benjamin Garcia Jr., 42, is being held …Read More

 October 21, 2020

A chill is coming

PENDLETON  — Canada is sending a cold front into the …Read More

 October 21, 2020

Christian school sues Gov. Brown

HERMISTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys has filed a lawsuit …Read More

 October 21, 2020

Inslee asks for bridge disaster declaration

PROSSER – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal …Read More

 October 20, 2020

EOCI inmate with COVID-19 passes away

PENDLETON – An inmate at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution who …Read More

 October 20, 2020

Redistricting time is approaching

ATHENA – The 2021 session of the Oregon Legislature will …Read More

 October 20, 2020

County wins first Ramos case

HERMISTON – Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says his …Read More

 October 20, 2020

OHA issues COVID-19 warning

SALEM – Oregon Health Authority officials say if action isn’t …Read More

 October 20, 2020

Back to school vote is tonight

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

 October 20, 2020

PDC could decide its future tonight

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission will consider its future …Read More

 October 20, 2020

Planning commission will tackle development code

COLLEGE PLACE – The College Place Planning Commission holds its …Read More

 October 19, 2020

SEATech grads are wanted

WALLA WALLA – Jackson Contractor Group has hired three Southeast …Read More

 October 19, 2020

Smith says his district is tired of COVID-19, riots

HEPPNER – Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) says his …Read More

 October 19, 2020

Juvenile department studying Sunridge student case

PENDLETON – Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says the …Read More

 October 19, 2020

Council will sharpen its pencils

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

 October 19, 2020

Murdock says COVID counts can be deceptive

PENDLETON – The state’s count of COVID-19 cases by counties …Read More

 October 19, 2020

Prescribed burn is canceled

WALLA WALLA – The city of Walla Walla and the …Read More

 October 17, 2020

Some HSD students return to school Monday

HERMISTON – News release from the Hermiston School District: HERMISTON …Read More

 October 16, 2020

Morrow County wants to ‘walk back’ depot land vote

HEPPNER – Morrow County Commissioner Jim Doherty says he and …Read More

 October 16, 2020

WSP won’t investigate sheriff

PROSSER – The Washington State Patrol has turned down a …Read More

 October 16, 2020

Lohmann pursues what La Nina will mean to the basin

PENDLETON – The Climate Prediction Center calls for a La …Read More

 October 16, 2020

County will fight depot land decision (Updated)

Editor’s note: We have learned that Morrow County’s Board of …Read More

 October 16, 2020

Council says no to plastics

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

 October 16, 2020

Mexico, not China behind most of area fentanyl

PENDLETON – Illegal shipments of fentanyl used to come mainly …Read More

 October 16, 2020

O’Ban will fight high court’s ruling on I-976

UNIVERSITY PLACE – Washington State Sen. Steve O’Ban reacted quickly …Read More

 October 15, 2020

New plans issued for two dams

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

 October 15, 2020

Smith says minority party must be adept at compromise

HEPPNER – State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) says it is …Read More

 October 15, 2020

Chief says being charged could help teen

PENDLETON – Pendleton police found the culprit behind pornographic images …Read More

 October 15, 2020

WW nurse is disciplined

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

 October 15, 2020

Changes could come to downtown

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission continues to discuss whether …Read More

 October 15, 2020

CPPS ready to welcome back students from all grades

COLLEGE PLACE – College Place Public Schools is preparing to …Read More

 October 14, 2020

Jack Frost could come tonight

PENDLETON – The first frost in the Columbia Basin could …Read More

 October 14, 2020

Ballots are on their way

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Elections Department will …Read More

 October 14, 2020

Distance learning is compromised at PSD

PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District’s online distance learning and …Read More

 October 14, 2020

Fentanyl dealers’ rewards outnumber risks

HERMISTON – The Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team zeroed in …Read More

 October 14, 2020

New COVID-19 figures bring optimism to WWPS

WALLA WALLA – COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Walla …Read More

 October 14, 2020

Dems could sue Brown

SALEM – The top two Democrats in the Oregon Legislature …Read More

 October 13, 2020

Analysis is first step to fixing McKay Creek

PENDLETON – Mayor John Turner says the city managed to …Read More

 October 13, 2020

WWPS offers free flu shots for kids

WALLA WALLA – The Health Center of Walla Walla, working …Read More

 October 13, 2020

Irrigon woman charged with arson

HEPPNER – Morrow County District Attorney Justin Nelson formally charged …Read More

 October 13, 2020

Despite disagreement Depot turnover moves closer

HERMISTON – As the long wait for the U.S. Army …Read More

 October 12, 2020

City passes its housing goal

PENDLETON – The city of Pendleton set a goal for …Read More

 October 12, 2020

Toddler is safe after high-speed pursuit

WALLA WALLA – A pursuit that began near Walla Walla …Read More

 October 12, 2020

Pendleton ranks third in most new COVID-19 cases

SALEM – The Oregon Health Authority has released its weekly …Read More