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Residents Sue Port of Morrow, Businesses for Water Contamination

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Several residents of Boardman in northeast Oregon are suing the Port of Morrow and businesses for contaminating their drinking water,...

High School Senior Sets Sights on Job of Hermiston Mayor

What were you doing during your senior year in high school? Maybe prepping for your SATs or looking at job prospects. Or maybe you...

Authorities Reveal Identity of Woman Found Dead in Milton-Freewater

A woman found dead in Milton-Freewater has been identified as 20-year-old Shelby Lynn Cunningham. Cunningham was previously reported as a missing person out of Milton-Freewater. On...

Hermiston Standoff Ends Peacefully

A police standoff ended Monday night, Feb. 26, in Hermiston, with two arrests, including a man the U.S. Marshals Service was after. The Umatilla County...

Hermiston Voters May Get Third Shot at Approving Pot Sales in Town

The Hermiston City Council will decide on whether to allow city residents another chance to legalize sales of marijuana inside city limits following a...

Area High School Students to Represent UEC at D.C. Youth Tour

Umatilla Electric Cooperative has announced that two local high school juniors have been chosen as the delegates for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington...

Ceremonial Signing Celebrates Historic Columbia River Basin Pact

Delegates representing the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) visited the White House on Feb. 23 for a ceremonial signing of the...

Morrow County Prepares for Interim Ambulance Services

As the March 12 deadline looms for Morrow County before everything — or maybe nothing — changes, over 100 people joined the Wednesday, Feb....

Feves Gallery to Exhibit Work of BMCC Art Instructor Nika Blasser

The Betty Feves Art Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College will present Light Moves in Radiant Bodies, an exhibition by multimedia visual artist and new...

Area Students to Testify Virtually on State’s Official Ice Cream Flavor

Stanfield elementary school students will testify virtually before a state government subcommittee on a tasty topic - the state's official ice cream flavor. Last November,...

American Legion Member’s Ingenuity Makes Putting Up Flags A Breeze

Just before 8 a.m. this morning, a small crowd gathered on Main Street in Hermiston to prepare to put up American flags along Main...

Rep. Smith Hears Desire for Measure 110 Changes at Listening Session

As the statewide debate over Measure 110 continues, Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, asked members of the public from his district to offer their thoughts...

Upcoming Fair to Connect Nonprofits with Would-Be Volunteers

If you’ve ever wanted to help out in some way but weren’t sure how to go about it, your problem has been solved. Next month,...

BENT Raids Hermiston Home, Seizes Drugs, Guns, Money, Arrests 1

The local anti-drug task force Wednesday, Sept. 6, raided a Hermiston home and seized drugs, 13 guns, almost $4,000 in cash and arrested the...

Out With the Old, In With the New: Crowd Celebrates New HHS Annex

When students return to Hermiston High School next week, they will be greeted by a brand new $13 million annex that officially opened to...

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