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After two floods, Mulvihill says enough is enough

After two floods, Mulvihill says enough is enough

PENDLETON, Oregon – InterMountain Education Service Director Mark Mulvihill lives on the banks of McKay Creek next to Struve Bridge. In 1991, he lived in the same area on Southwest 44th Street. He has now experienced two serious flooding events, and he says he’s helping establish a task force that will work hard to make…Continue Reading

Council to consider Sleep Center, Isaacs Avenue project

Council to consider Sleep Center, Isaacs Avenue project

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla City Council has several items on tap for tonight’s meeting. Topping the agenda, the council will decide whether to allow City Manager Nabiel Shawa to extend a contract with the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless through Dec. 31, 2020, which will include an amended scope of services…Continue Reading

Gas price hikes slow a bit

Gas price hikes slow a bit

PORTLAND, Oregon – The price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is still going up, but Marie Dodds of AAA Motor Club says the double-digit jumps of the last two weeks are now down to single-digit increases. The national average is up two cents to $2.85. Oregon at $3.37 a gallon and Washington at…Continue Reading

GMS gets a new boss

GMS gets a new boss

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Walla Walla Public Schools has named Kim Doepker principal of Garrison Middle School. With 28 years of experience in public education, Doepker is currently serving as principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School. Prior to that, she was assistant principal at Pioneer Middle School.  She also has classroom teaching experience as a…Continue Reading

Remains found in remote area

Remains found in remote area

MISSION, Oregon – The Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Oregon State Police Crime Lab, and Umatilla County Search & Rescue recovered human remains in a remote, mountainous area on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Monday. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation states in a news release that the remains were found on private land and…Continue Reading

Man charged with flagger death has court date

Man charged with flagger death has court date

PENDLETON, Oregon – Leman Louis Bledsoe, 77, of Milton-Freewater has a status check on the case against him in court today. He is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of a flagger on Oregon Highway 11 in August 2018. “I believe that the parties are in the process of trying to get through the…Continue Reading

Bill ends loophole for abusers holding on to guns

Bill ends loophole for abusers holding on to guns

SALEM, Oregon — Domestic violence suspects in Oregon wouldn’t be able to use a legal loophole to keep their guns under a bill that passed the Oregon House. State Rep. Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro) says guns need to be removed from domestic violence situations. “Removing guns from the possession of a convicted abuser can save lives,”…Continue Reading

Recapping the Amber Alert: Mom will live, boy is safe, father is dead

Recapping the Amber Alert: Mom will live, boy is safe, father is dead

SPOKANE VALLEY, Washington – Justin Robertson, 41, who allegedly stabbed his estranged wife and abducted their 5-year-old son was tracked by law enforcement from Spokane Valley to near St. John in Whitman County on Tuesday. After several hours of negotiations, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported that the boy had been released and was safe…Continue Reading

Data breach legislation passes

Data breach legislation passes

OLYMPIA, Washington — With a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the Washington Legislature passed a bill this week that was requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson to strengthen the state’s data breach notification laws. The bill expands consumer data breach notification requirements to include more types of consumer information. It also reduces the deadline to notify consumers…Continue Reading

DST bill heads for Inslee’s desk

DST bill heads for Inslee’s desk

OLYMPIA, Washington – The Washington Legislature has approved a measure to make daylight saving time permanent in the state, pending congressional approval. The state House of Representatives approved the measure easily,  90-6, Tuesday. The measure now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee. Federal law allows states to permanently adopt standard time, but prohibits the year-round adoption…Continue Reading

Styrofoam bill gets a second chance

Styrofoam bill gets a second chance

SALEM, Oregon — A bill to ban styrofoam that’s used for take-out food is moving forward in the Oregon Legislature, after failing to pass earlier this week. The styrofoam bill failed in the Oregon Legislature on Monday, because there weren’t enough Democrats to pass it.  They used a procedural move to bring it back and…Continue Reading

House approves change to assisted-suicide law

House approves change to assisted-suicide law

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon’s death with dignity law will change under a measure that has already passed the House of Representatives. House Bill 2217 was approved Monday, with all Democrats voting for it and Republicans voting against it. Currently, the law requires that the medications that end a person’s life be taken orally. This bill…Continue Reading

After two floods, Mulvihill says enough is enough

After two floods, Mulvihill says enough is enough

PENDLETON, Oregon – InterMountain Education Service Director Mark Mulvihill lives on the banks of McKay Creek next to Struve Bridge. In 1991, he lived in the same area on Southwest 44th Street. He has now experienced two serious flooding events, and he says he’s helping establish a task force that will work hard to make…

Council to consider Sleep Center, Isaacs Avenue project

Council to consider Sleep Center, Isaacs Avenue project

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla City Council has several items on tap for tonight’s meeting. Topping the agenda, the council will decide whether to allow City Manager Nabiel Shawa to extend a contract with the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless through Dec. 31, 2020, which will include an amended scope of services…

Gas price hikes slow a bit

Gas price hikes slow a bit

PORTLAND, Oregon – The price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is still going up, but Marie Dodds of AAA Motor Club says the double-digit jumps of the last two weeks are now down to single-digit increases. The national average is up two cents to $2.85. Oregon at $3.37 a gallon and Washington at…

GMS gets a new boss

GMS gets a new boss

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Walla Walla Public Schools has named Kim Doepker principal of Garrison Middle School. With 28 years of experience in public education, Doepker is currently serving as principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School. Prior to that, she was assistant principal at Pioneer Middle School.  She also has classroom teaching experience as a…

Remains found in remote area

Remains found in remote area

MISSION, Oregon – The Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Oregon State Police Crime Lab, and Umatilla County Search & Rescue recovered human remains in a remote, mountainous area on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Monday. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation states in a news release that the remains were found on private land and…

Man charged with flagger death has court date

Man charged with flagger death has court date

PENDLETON, Oregon – Leman Louis Bledsoe, 77, of Milton-Freewater has a status check on the case against him in court today. He is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of a flagger on Oregon Highway 11 in August 2018. “I believe that the parties are in the process of trying to get through the…

Bill ends loophole for abusers holding on to guns

Bill ends loophole for abusers holding on to guns

SALEM, Oregon — Domestic violence suspects in Oregon wouldn’t be able to use a legal loophole to keep their guns under a bill that passed the Oregon House. State Rep. Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro) says guns need to be removed from domestic violence situations. “Removing guns from the possession of a convicted abuser can save lives,”…

Recapping the Amber Alert: Mom will live, boy is safe, father is dead

Recapping the Amber Alert: Mom will live, boy is safe, father is dead

SPOKANE VALLEY, Washington – Justin Robertson, 41, who allegedly stabbed his estranged wife and abducted their 5-year-old son was tracked by law enforcement from Spokane Valley to near St. John in Whitman County on Tuesday. After several hours of negotiations, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported that the boy had been released and was safe…

Data breach legislation passes

Data breach legislation passes

OLYMPIA, Washington — With a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the Washington Legislature passed a bill this week that was requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson to strengthen the state’s data breach notification laws. The bill expands consumer data breach notification requirements to include more types of consumer information. It also reduces the deadline to notify consumers…

DST bill heads for Inslee’s desk

DST bill heads for Inslee’s desk

OLYMPIA, Washington – The Washington Legislature has approved a measure to make daylight saving time permanent in the state, pending congressional approval. The state House of Representatives approved the measure easily,  90-6, Tuesday. The measure now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee. Federal law allows states to permanently adopt standard time, but prohibits the year-round adoption…

Styrofoam bill gets a second chance

Styrofoam bill gets a second chance

SALEM, Oregon — A bill to ban styrofoam that’s used for take-out food is moving forward in the Oregon Legislature, after failing to pass earlier this week. The styrofoam bill failed in the Oregon Legislature on Monday, because there weren’t enough Democrats to pass it.  They used a procedural move to bring it back and…

House approves change to assisted-suicide law

House approves change to assisted-suicide law

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon’s death with dignity law will change under a measure that has already passed the House of Representatives. House Bill 2217 was approved Monday, with all Democrats voting for it and Republicans voting against it. Currently, the law requires that the medications that end a person’s life be taken orally. This bill…