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West Nile Virus Detected on Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in Irrigon

West Nile virus has been detected in one mosquito pool captured on Aug. 21 on the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge according to Oregon State...

Study: Pot Use, Abuse Up Among Young Adults After Legalization

By Lynne Terry Oregon legalized medical marijuana in 1998, and in 2015 it legalized recreational use, yet policymakers still know relatively little about the impact...

Tests Confirm 1st Detection of West Nile Virus in Umatilla County...

Umatilla County officials report that West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito sample trapped in Umatilla County. The mosquitoes were captured on Aug....

Some Oregon Trout Withstand Rising Water Temperatures, Study Finds

By Alex Baumhardt In Sept. 2020, the Archie Creek fire near Roseburg burned all 5,000 acres of the Hinkle Creek watershed, home to rainbow, cutthroat...

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...

Report Details Challenges of Farmworkers During Pandemic

A recent report consisting of dozens of interviews with Oregon farmworkers offers a glimpse into the unsafe, unsustainable and often dehumanizing experiences farmworkers have...

Department of Agriculture Lists Oregon’s Top 20 Commodities

Oregon’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping one billion dollars for a second year in a row,...

Medical Mistrust, Misinformation Play into Latino Vaccine Hesitancy

Lack of trusted medical sources, traumatic past experiences with medical care and widespread misinformation have contributed to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Latino communities, a...

West Nile Virus Still Persists Among Mosquitoes in Morrow County

West Nile virus has been detected in six additional mosquito pools captured the nights of Sept. 13-14 from various testing sites in the rural...

West Nile Virus Detected in Magpie, Additional Mosquitoes in Boardman

West Nile virus has been detected in one dead Magpie and three additional mosquito pools in August, as well as from various testing sites...

Mosquitoes Continue to Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Morrow...

West Nile virus has been detected in four additional mosquito pools captured on Aug. 17 from various testing sites in the rural areas of...

OSU COVID-19 Project Tests 60,000 People, 3,000 Wastewater Samples

Oregon State University’s groundbreaking public health project, TRACE-COVID-19, has conducted more than 60,000 individual tests and more than 3,000 wastewater tests in dozens of Oregon...

OSU Receives $2 Million Grant to Expand TRACE-COVID-19

Oregon State University researchers have received a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to create a national TRACE Center that...

Like Everything Else These Days, Hermiston Farm Fair Going Virtual

The 47th annual Hermiston Farm Fair will be held online this year on Dec. 2-4. The three-day agricultural forum is sponsored by Oregon State University’s...

Oregon Releases Top 20 Agriculture Commodities List for 2019

Agriculture remains vital to Oregon’s economy. The state is home to more than 37,200 farms and ranches and with the commercial fishing industry, the...

Hermiston to Get Weekly Sewage Monitoring for COVID Signs

Hermiston and Umatilla, along four other N.E. Oregon cities, will receive weekly monitoring of their wastewater systems for genetic evidence of the virus that...

Weekend Samples Show Virus ‘Extremely Widespread in Hermiston’

Preliminary results from samples taken over the weekend suggest 17 percent of the Hermiston population has the virus that causes COVID-19. “The results of this...

Hermiston First in Area to Participate in Coronavirus Testing Project

TRACE-COVID-19, Oregon State University’s project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, will sample community members in Hermiston this weekend, July 25-26, at...

Door-to-Door COVID-19 Testing Coming to Hermiston This Weekend

A team of health experts from Oregon State University will be in Hermiston on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 to provide free...

100-Plus Sponsors, Donors Contributed to Horneck Banquet

More than 100 Hermiston-area individuals and businesses served as sponsors and donors for the Don Horneck Banquet & Auction on Sept. 22. Sponsored by the...

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