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DHS employee killed in crash

DHS employee killed in crash

News release from the Oregon State Police: On Friday, February 22, 2019 at approximately 7:02 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 11 near milepost 20 approximately 1 mile northwest of Weston, OR. Investigation revealed that a 2007 Dodge pickup operated by, John Mattila…Continue Reading

OSP investigates semi vs. car crash

OSP investigates semi vs. car crash

PENDLETON, Oregon – Oregon State Police troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision Thursday night at about 10:30 involving a commercial truck and a car on Interstate 84 eastbound near milepost 203. When they arrived on the scene they found a 1991 Honda Accord wedged underneath the semi-trailer. The preliminary investigation revealed that the semi…Continue Reading

Woman suffers multiple injuries

Woman suffers multiple injuries

A domestic disturbance in Hermiston occurred at about 6:35 p.m. that left a woman severely injured. Here is the news release from the Hermiston Police Department. On Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at approximately 6:35 PM, officers from the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to a reported domestic disturbance in the 200 block of NW 13th…Continue Reading

Burglary charges filed against Reed

Burglary charges filed against Reed

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office is charging Levi Daniel Reed, 34, with three felonies stemming from the burglary of Western States Equipment last week. Although he was jailed on Feb. 15, he was being held on a parole violation before the new charges were brought. The transient is now alleged to…Continue Reading

Johnson reflects on filling Duncan’s seat

Johnson reflects on filling Duncan’s seat

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Now that the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners is operating at full capacity, one commissioner is reflecting on the recent selection made to fill a vacancy left open following the sudden death of Commissioner Jim Duncan on Dec. 27, 2018. Earlier this month, former Walla Walla County Commissioner Greg Tompkins…Continue Reading

Gage will wheel into Walla Walla

Gage will wheel into Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Dennis Gage, host of “My Classic Car,” is coming to Walla Walla this summer for the annual Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend. Known for his catchphrase, “honor the timeless classics,” his show’s production team will spend the two days of the annual car show in Walla Walla. Since 1997, Gage has traveled…Continue Reading

Oregon and out of state wineries at odds over labeling rights

Oregon and out of state wineries at odds over labeling rights

SALEM, Oregon — Wineries from outside of Oregon are producing wine they claim is from the state. However, three bills in the Oregon Legislature aim to stop it. A wine called Oregon Coast Pinot Noir is one of the best selling wines in its price range in the country, but it’s not made in Oregon.…Continue Reading

Rep. Bill Jenkin returns to Olympia after heart surgery

Rep. Bill Jenkin returns to Olympia after heart surgery

News Release from Washington State House Republicans OLYMPIA, Washington — Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, has returned to do the people’s work in Olympia, following a heart attack he suffered on Jan. 25. “Having a heart attack was a life-changing event. But let me tell you, it sure is nice to be back to work here in…Continue Reading

ODFW sets April 15 deadline for hunters to report tags

ODFW sets April 15 deadline for hunters to report tags

News Release from Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) SALEM, Oregon — ODFW has increased the number of staff available to take hunter reports by phone and encourages hunters to report their big game or turkey tag(s) as soon as possible. Call 1-866-947-6339 (the reporting number printed on all 2018 tags) to report your…Continue Reading

WSP: Thurston County Net Nanny operation leads to 22 arrests

WSP: Thurston County Net Nanny operation leads to 22 arrests

News Release from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) THURSTON COUNTY, Washington — 22 dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Thurston County were removed from the streets, thanks to a multi-day operation run by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and several partner agencies.  Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this is the 15th operation spearheaded by the WSP’s…Continue Reading

Heavy snow predicted for Oregon highways

Heavy snow predicted for Oregon highways

News Release from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) BEND, Oregon — Weather forecasters are predicting tougher than normal driving conditions across central and northern Oregon highways between now and Tuesday, February 26.  Central Oregon is currently predicted to receive the greater snowfall, but Interstate 84 through the Columbia Gorge is also expected to receive significant snowfall.…Continue Reading

Bill to require Holocaust education is proposed

Bill to require Holocaust education is proposed

SALEM, Oregon — Public schools in Oregon would be required to teach about the Holocaust and genocide under a bill in the Legislature. It’s being considered along with an honor to Alter Weiner, a Holocaust survivor who told his story to students at nearly a thousand schools. State Rep. Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro) is sponsoring the…Continue Reading

DHS employee killed in crash

DHS employee killed in crash

News release from the Oregon State Police: On Friday, February 22, 2019 at approximately 7:02 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 11 near milepost 20 approximately 1 mile northwest of Weston, OR. Investigation revealed that a 2007 Dodge pickup operated by, John Mattila…

OSP investigates semi vs. car crash

OSP investigates semi vs. car crash

PENDLETON, Oregon – Oregon State Police troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision Thursday night at about 10:30 involving a commercial truck and a car on Interstate 84 eastbound near milepost 203. When they arrived on the scene they found a 1991 Honda Accord wedged underneath the semi-trailer. The preliminary investigation revealed that the semi…

Woman suffers multiple injuries

Woman suffers multiple injuries

A domestic disturbance in Hermiston occurred at about 6:35 p.m. that left a woman severely injured. Here is the news release from the Hermiston Police Department. On Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at approximately 6:35 PM, officers from the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to a reported domestic disturbance in the 200 block of NW 13th…

Burglary charges filed against Reed

Burglary charges filed against Reed

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office is charging Levi Daniel Reed, 34, with three felonies stemming from the burglary of Western States Equipment last week. Although he was jailed on Feb. 15, he was being held on a parole violation before the new charges were brought. The transient is now alleged to…

Johnson reflects on filling Duncan’s seat

Johnson reflects on filling Duncan’s seat

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Now that the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners is operating at full capacity, one commissioner is reflecting on the recent selection made to fill a vacancy left open following the sudden death of Commissioner Jim Duncan on Dec. 27, 2018. Earlier this month, former Walla Walla County Commissioner Greg Tompkins…

Gage will wheel into Walla Walla

Gage will wheel into Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Dennis Gage, host of “My Classic Car,” is coming to Walla Walla this summer for the annual Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend. Known for his catchphrase, “honor the timeless classics,” his show’s production team will spend the two days of the annual car show in Walla Walla. Since 1997, Gage has traveled…

Oregon and out of state wineries at odds over labeling rights

Oregon and out of state wineries at odds over labeling rights

SALEM, Oregon — Wineries from outside of Oregon are producing wine they claim is from the state. However, three bills in the Oregon Legislature aim to stop it. A wine called Oregon Coast Pinot Noir is one of the best selling wines in its price range in the country, but it’s not made in Oregon.…

Rep. Bill Jenkin returns to Olympia after heart surgery

Rep. Bill Jenkin returns to Olympia after heart surgery

News Release from Washington State House Republicans OLYMPIA, Washington — Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, has returned to do the people’s work in Olympia, following a heart attack he suffered on Jan. 25. “Having a heart attack was a life-changing event. But let me tell you, it sure is nice to be back to work here in…

ODFW sets April 15 deadline for hunters to report tags

ODFW sets April 15 deadline for hunters to report tags

News Release from Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) SALEM, Oregon — ODFW has increased the number of staff available to take hunter reports by phone and encourages hunters to report their big game or turkey tag(s) as soon as possible. Call 1-866-947-6339 (the reporting number printed on all 2018 tags) to report your…

WSP: Thurston County Net Nanny operation leads to 22 arrests

WSP: Thurston County Net Nanny operation leads to 22 arrests

News Release from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) THURSTON COUNTY, Washington — 22 dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Thurston County were removed from the streets, thanks to a multi-day operation run by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and several partner agencies.  Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this is the 15th operation spearheaded by the WSP’s…

Heavy snow predicted for Oregon highways

Heavy snow predicted for Oregon highways

News Release from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) BEND, Oregon — Weather forecasters are predicting tougher than normal driving conditions across central and northern Oregon highways between now and Tuesday, February 26.  Central Oregon is currently predicted to receive the greater snowfall, but Interstate 84 through the Columbia Gorge is also expected to receive significant snowfall.…

Bill to require Holocaust education is proposed

Bill to require Holocaust education is proposed

SALEM, Oregon — Public schools in Oregon would be required to teach about the Holocaust and genocide under a bill in the Legislature. It’s being considered along with an honor to Alter Weiner, a Holocaust survivor who told his story to students at nearly a thousand schools. State Rep. Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro) is sponsoring the…