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New Law Means Curbside Recycling Coming to Hermiston by 2025

Hermiston is one of just six cities in Oregon with a population of more than 4,000 that currently does not have a curbside recycling...

Commission Rules Out Air Pollution Regulations for State’s Large Dairies

By Alex Baumhardt Dairies with hundreds of cows won’t face regulations for air pollution for now, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission decided. The five governor-appointed commissioners...

Fire Marshal Classifies August Fire at Pendleton Flour Mill as Accidental

The August fire at the Grain Craft Flour Mill in Pendleton has been ruled accidental, according to the Pendleton Fire Chief Jim Critchley. The Oregon State...

Groups Want Oregon to Regulate Air Pollution From Large Dairies

By Alex Baumhardt Two dozen environmental, farming and public health groups are asking the state to regulate air pollution from large dairies. In an Aug. 17...

Cause of Warehouse Fire in Hermiston Under Investigation

The cause of a warehouse fire in Hermiston Tuesday is currently under investigation, according to Umatilla County Fire District #1. Crews were called around 8:17...

High Nitrates Found in Groundwater

The Department of Environmental Quality has tasked the Lower Umatilla Groundwater Management Area Committee with updating its action plan due to high nitrate levels...