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City of Pendleton Receives $625,000 Grant for McKay Creek Project

The city of Pendleton has received a $625,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take the next step toward restoring the...

Idaho Legislators Want Talks on Moving State’s Border with Oregon

By Clark Corbin Two Idaho legislators are pushing a longshot proposal to have certain rural eastern Oregon counties secede from the state and join Idaho. Reps....

Hermiston to Receive $280,000 in Federal Funding for Safe Streets

Hermiston is one of five Oregon communities to receive federal funding to improve street safety in their communities. U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley...

Nearly $90 Million Federal Loan Going to UEC for Power Grid Upgrades

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Umatilla Electric Cooperative will receive a nearly $90 million federal loan to expand...

Good Shepherd Board of Trustees Announces Interim CEO

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Emmett C. Schuster, MHSA, ACHE, as interim CEO, effective Feb. 13. “The...

Ian & Lyndsay Murdock Named Umatilla County Fair Grand Marshals

Everyone who took the stage at the Umatilla County Fair Appreciation Dinner expressed their gratitude for the hard work others have done. Even award...

Morrow County Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average by 15 Points

The Morrow County School District graduation rate for the 2021-22 year was 96.32 percent, 15 points higher than the state average. The numbers come from...

Oregon Mayors, City Officials Lobby for More Money for Homelessness

By Julia Shumway Hundreds of mayors - including Hermiston Mayor Dave Drotzmann - along with city councilors and city employees from around Oregon descended on...

Artist Couple’s Paintings to Be Exhibited in Pendelton Feb. 2-25

While Emily and Andrew Somoskey both create paintings that incorporate layering and abstraction, each artist has a distinctly different approach to their work, resulting...

Umatilla High’s Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average by 9.4%

Umatilla High School not only raised its graduation rate from a year ago, but it also exceeded the state average by nearly 10 percentage...

Hermiston Graduation Rate Falls by 7.61 Percent from Previous Year

The graduation rate for Hermiston School District students fell by 7.61 percent during the 2021-22 school year, according to data released today by the...
Police Crime Scene

Bomb Squad Called After Suspicious Devices Found in Residence

The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit was called to a Pendleton residence on Wednesday after two suspicious devices were found during an attempt to...
Police Response

Pendleton Man Arrested in Connection with Jan. 6 Shooting

A Pendleton man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier this month. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Travis Laib, 35,...

Waste Retrieval Underway on Final Tank in Hanford’s AX Farm

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection (ORP) recently took another step in reducing environmental risk at the Hanford Site, as workers...

Weston-McEwen High School Honors New Hall of Fame Inductees

Weston-McEwen High School and Athena-Weston School District have announced the induction of five individuals and two teams into the Weston-McEwen High School Hall of Fame. The TigerScot Hall...

Hermiston Council Passes Ordinance Allowing for Wider Driveways

The proliferation of three-car garages and RV pads in single-family neighborhoods in Hermiston has prompted the city to increase the maximum allowable width of...

Hermiston Oregon Sportsplex Scheduled for March Completion

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Hermiston Herald and is part of a content-sharing partnership between Northeast Oregon Now and the Hermiston...

Martin Luther King’s Movement ‘Still Bears Fruit’ 55 Years After His Death

More than five decades after his death, Martin Luther King Jr. continues to inspire new generations of citizens to make a positive change in...

UEC’s Celebrates Manufactured Home Replacement Program’s 1st Recipient

An overcast rainy day couldn't dampen the spirits of Matthew and Serenity Stull as they cut the ribbon on their new home on a...

PGE Contractors to Demolish Boardman Coal Stack on Today

Portland General Electric (PGE) contractors today will knock down the 656-foot-tall stack and boiler at the Boardman coal plant – Oregon’s last coal fired...

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