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Sheriffs Vow Not to Enforce Measure 114; Gun Group Sues to...

By Julia Shumway Oregon’s new voter-approved gun law is facing its first legal challenge as a number of county sheriffs have pledged not to enforce...

M.C. Residents Demand Urgent Aid from State for Contaminated Water

By Alex Baumhardt More than 100 Boardman residents attended a meeting Thursday evening to demand the state guarantee access to safe drinking water in Morrow...

Oregon Offering Free & Reduced College Tuition for Native Americans

Members of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes can attend the state’s public universities and community colleges practically free this school year, and members of...

Oregon to Receive $83.5 Million for Small Businesses From U.S. Treasury

By Julia Shumway Oregon will receive $83.5 million from the federal government to help small business owners, the U.S. Treasury and Gov. Kate Brown announced...

Transportation EV-olution: Oregon Reaches Electric Vehicle Milestone

The state of Oregon recently passed a milestone in its effort to bolster public opinion of electric vehicles. In April, the state surpassed 50,000 registered...

Gov. Brown Declares Emergency as Heatwave Continues Across State

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Tuesday for most of Oregon - including Umatilla and Morrow counties - through the end of...

State Ag Department Bringing Awareness of Invasive Weeds

Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed May 15-21, 2022, to be “Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week” and the Oregon Department of Agriculture wants to partner...

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...

HECC Launches Historic Investment in Financial Aid for Tribal Students

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) announced that applications are now being accepted for the Oregon Tribal Student Grant for 2022-23. The new state financial aid program...

Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Will Start Phasing In Next Year

By Lynne Terry Farmworkers in Oregon will get overtime pay next year with the adoption of the contentious farmworker bill. Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon House...

April 7 is Nature of Oregon Day

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) encourage all Oregonians to celebrate April 7 as Nature...

National Guard Members to Arrive at Good Shepherd on Monday

Members of the Oregon National Guard will be deployed to Good Shepherd Medical Center on Monday as part of a statewide effort to support...

Legislature Passes SB 892 Directing ODA to Establish Disaster Relief Fund

The Oregon Legislature on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 892 that directs the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) to establish a disaster assistance program. The Legislature...

State Rep. Smith Comments on Goals of Legislature’s Special Session

Gov. Kate Brown has called the Legislature into Special Session today. State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) released the following statement in regards to the upcoming...

Governor Mandates All Health Care, School Workers Must Be Vaccinated

All Oregon health care workers, K-12 school employees and volunteers, will have to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to continue working, Gov....

State to Award Oregon Opportunity Grants to Thousands More Students

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) announced that recent approval of an additional $28.8 million to the state's...

Brown Reinstates Indoor Mask Requirement as COVID Cases Surge

Gov. Kate Brown announced new statewide indoor mask requirements. To help stop the highly contagious Delta variant from spreading further, masks will be required in...

Heat Advisory Issued as Temps Expected to Reach as High as...

A Heat Advisory has been issued for the Lower Columbia Basin that will be in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service issued...

UEC Business Resource Center Offers Some Tips to Grow Your Business

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative's Business Resource Center announced the following updates: Facebook Marketing Strategies Are you looking for assistance with marketing your business on social media? Click...

Brown Declares State of Emergency Due to Imminent Threat of Wildfire

Gov. Kate Brown yesterday declared a state of emergency due to the imminent threat of wildfire across Oregon. On the heels of record-breaking high temperatures, much of...

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