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Crews Battle Burning Vehicles at Bert’s Auto Salvage in Hermiston

Black smoke filled the air Monday afternoon as a result of a fire that broke out at Bert’s Auto Salvage in Hermiston. Umatilla County Fire...
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Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in Altercation on Friday Morning

A Hermiston man died Friday morning following an altercation with another man. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a death following an altercation...

Lawmakers Wrestle with Police Role in Drug Addiction Crisis

By Ben Botkin/Oregon Capital Chronicle From Portland to Albany, and from urban cities to the rural regions, Oregonians agree that the Legislature must take action...

200-Plus People Turn Out for ‘Common Ground’ Ag Documentary

With more than 200 people attending, a free one-time screening of the regenerative farming documentary “Common Ground” was held Feb. 7 at the Wildhorse...

Weston-McEwen Band Director to Direct His Last Half-Time Show

Rob McIntyre, band director at Weston-McEwen High School, has spent 24 years at the helm of the school’s Pipes and Drums group. On Friday, Feb....

Residents Clash at Boardman Town Hall Meeting Over Possible Recall

Two vocal groups emerged during a town hall meeting held Monday, Feb. 5, in Boardman to discuss community opinions on the Morrow County Board...

Your Guide to the 2024 Oregon Upcoming Legislative Session

By  Julia Shumway/Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon lawmakers head to Salem early Monday morning for the start of a 35-day sprint to pass budget fixes and...

Fire District Crews Dispatched to Pair of Vehicle Accidents on Thursday

No injuries were reported in a pair of accidents that occurred Thursday morning in Hermiston. At 10:49 a.m., Umatilla County Fire District #1 was dispatched...

Rep. Greg Smith Wants to See Improvements in Child Care

Like a lot of things, this started small and turned into a huge snowball rolling downhill. State Rep. Greg Smith, R, Heppner, wanted to sample...

Umatilla County Fair Announces 2024 Grand Marshals During Annual Dinner

Longtime Umatilla County Fair volunteers Mel and Jerrie Keely will serve as grand marshals for the 2024 event. The announcement came Saturday, Jan. 27,...

Hunger on the Rise in Oregon Following Downward Trend

By Lynne Terry/Oregon Capital Chronicle A quarter of a century ago, Oregon had one of the highest rates of food insecurity and hunger in the...

Hermiston Seeks to Expand, Enhance Senior Center Activities

The city of Hermiston is forming the Harkenrider Advisory Committee to enhance and expand the programs and events offered at the Harkenrider Senior Activity...

AARP Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance in Hermiston, Lexington

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is available beginning in February in Hermiston and Lexington. People do not have to be an AARP member to utilize...

Wildhorse Cineplex to Screen ‘Common Ground’ Documentary

The Wildhorse Resort & Casino Cineplex will screen a free, one-time showing of the regenerative farming documentary Common Ground at 4 p.m. on Wednesday,...

Port of Morrow Violated Wastewater Permit 270-Plus Times in Late 2023

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle The Port of Morrow violated its wastewater permit more than 270 times in the last two months of 2023, overapplying...

ODOT Aims to Help Ease Dangerous Traffic Conditions on Interstate 84

Oregon Department of Transportation's District 12 is making improvements to a spot of Interstate 84 infrastructure to help ease chaotic traffic conditions during severe...

Hermiston High School Graduation Rate Falls 2.1 Percent in 2022-23

Hermiston School District released its graduation rate for the 2022-2023 academic year, revealing a slight decrease compared to the previous year. Results show a 78.3...

What Small Businesses Need to Know for 2024 Tax Season

Tax season doesn't have to be stressful or time consuming. Small businesses should be aware of the taxes and deadlines they must meet. Here...

Council Agrees to Institute Business Licenses, Disagrees on Cost

The Hermiston City Council voted to institute a business license requirement Monday night but tabled discussion on how much businesses would have to pay. The...

Snack Foods Get Their Due at Pendleton Center for the Arts

The snack foods that are a staple of many families’ pantries have come off the shelf and into the East Oregonian Gallery at the...

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