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State Labor Officials Offer $19 Million for Workforce Training Grants

By Lynne Terry State officials have nearly $19 million to spend on training Oregonians to work in construction, health care and manufacturing. Earlier this month, the...

Free COVID Vaccine, Testing Clinic Coming to Hermiston on May 29

A free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic will be held in Hermiston on Sunday, May 29 from noon to 4 p.m. The event takes place...

VA Commits to Town Hall Meetings for Veterans in Eastern Oregon

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said today he has secured commitments from top Veterans Administration (VA) officials for multiple town hall meetings with Eastern Oregon...

Five Decades of Pendleton Outdoor School Program Celebrated

It was a typical spring day in the mountains of eastern Oregon – some sunshine and some rain -- on Friday, April 29 when...

Hermiston School Board Sets New 2022-23 Start Date for K-5 Students

The Hermiston School Board made a change to the 2022-23 school calendar during its meeting on Monday. The board took action to change the elementary...

Corps to Connect Dam Wastewater System to Umatilla’s Sewer System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District will begin construction this summer to connect the McNary Dam wastewater sewer system to the...

Council Votes Against Renewing EOTEC’s Management Contract

The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to end the city’s association with VenuWorks, the management company that operates the Eastern Oregon Trade...

Celebrate Spring in Downtown Hermiston with Art Festival, Bazaar

Two events in downtown Hermiston on Saturday, May 14 will feature family-friendly activities and the opportunity to support local artists, craftspeople, and businesses. The Spring...

Investigation: Little Has Been Done About Port’s Polluted Water

By Alex Baumhardt, Cole Sinanian and Jael Calloway Guadalupe Martinez points to a 24-pack of bottled water by her kitchen sink with just a few...

Seven Oregon Highways to Get Charging Stations Every 50 miles

By Alex Baumhardt An electric vehicle charging station could soon exist every 50 miles on some of Oregon’s main highways. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced...

Morrow County to Receive $141,000 From Secure Rural Schools Fund

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that most Oregon counties - including Morrow County - will receive more than $82 million...

Express Employment Professionals Celebrate New Location

Anyone looking for employment knows how frustrating and stressful the job market can be. Likewise for businesses looking to fill a job opening. Finding...

Despite Wet Weather, No Widespread Flooding Forecast in Coming Days

"Minor areas of flooding is possible but widespread flooding is not expected” in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service out of...

Their Words: Those Running for Governor Answer for Rural Matters

By Les Zaitz Rural Oregon would get a lot more attention from Salem based on positions staked out by those running for governor. Every candidate running...

UCSO: If You See Young Wildlife That Looks Abandoned, It’s Probably Not

Each spring, Oregon is blessed with an abundance of ducklings, bear cubs, seal pups, and fawns, among other wild baby critters. This time of year...

Public Power/Farmers Roll Out Campaign to Protect Clean Energy

This week Northwest RiverPartners, representing not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities throughout the Northwest, launched an advertising campaign to support protecting the clean energy produced by...

2022 Hermiston Art Festival Set to Take Place Saturday, May 14

The public is invited to come stroll through downtown Hermiston and enjoy local art on Saturday, May 14 during the 2022 Hermiston Art Festival. The...

OHA to Distribute $31 Million to Groups Fighting Health Inequities

By Lynne Terry The Oregon Health Authority will give $31 million to nonprofits, churches and other community organizations to reduce health care inequities in the...

Corps Seeks Public Comment for McNary Master Plan Revision

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) is seeking public comment for the upcoming revision of the McNary Master Plan. The Corps...

Area High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for AWS STEM Scholarships

Amazon Web Services recently announced the opening of the 2022 applications for the AWS InCommunities Scholarship Program, which offers grants to high school seniors in designated...

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