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Bledsoe undergoing state hospital evaluation

Bledsoe undergoing state hospital evaluation

PENDLETON, Oregon – The state’s manslaughter case against Leman Bledsoe, 77, of Milton-Freewater has been delayed. He’s accused of striking and killing a flagger in a construction zone on Oregon Highway 11 while he was allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants. “Mr. Bledsoe is at the state hospital for evaluation at this point,” Umatilla…Continue Reading

Roberts: Lowering DUII limit won’t make highways safer

Roberts: Lowering DUII limit won’t make highways safer

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Oregon Legislature opens its session tomorrow in Salem. Senate President Peter Courtney has said he’s sponsoring legislation that would lower the blood alcohol content from 0.08 to 0.05. Both Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) and Rep. Greg Hansell have said that, while they haven’t seen the bill, they are inclined to support…Continue Reading

Mill Creek Road project will bring big changes

Mill Creek Road project will bring big changes

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The landscape along Mill Creek Road east of Walla Walla will take on a slightly different look this fall. Walla Walla County Public Works is hard at work replacing both the Blue Creek and Mill Creek bridges at a cost of approximately $9.7 million, which is being funded by county and…Continue Reading

Old brothel gets a facelift

Old brothel gets a facelift

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A building that has been home to a number of businesses since the late 1800s is getting some much needed attention after sitting vacant for years. The building, located at the northwest corner of West Main Street and North Fourth Avenue has housed almost everything under the sun, including: a brothel,…Continue Reading

Supply and demand make pot taxes unpredictable

Supply and demand make pot taxes unpredictable

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton is getting money from local marijuana taxes, but City Manager Robb Corbett says the industry is too new to predict how much will find its way to the city’s coffers. For example, a glut of marijuana is being produced – more than the recreational marijuana industry can bear. “That suggests to…Continue Reading

WWPS bus fleet records perfect score during surprise inspection

WWPS bus fleet records perfect score during surprise inspection

WALLA WALLA, Washington — The staff at the Southeast Washington Transportation Cooperative are being recognized for their hard work keeping school buses safe and operational following a perfect score from the Washington State Patrol during a recent surprise semi-annual inspection last month. “The state patrol inspectors can show up at any time so it’s a surprise…Continue Reading

Four killed in Clackamas county

Four killed in Clackamas county

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Oregon – Numerous weapons including swords could have been used in the killing of four people at a home in the unincorporated area of Woodburn near Canby Saturday night. Officials say a 42-year-old man killed four relatives at their home, and was shot dead by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies while he was…Continue Reading

New Year, New income tax withholding

New Year, New income tax withholding

News Release from Oregon Department of Revenue SALEM, Oregon — The Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers to start the new year with a paycheck checkup to ensure they’re withholding enough from their wages this year. Not withholding appropriately in 2019 could lead to an unexpected tax bill in 2020. State and federal tax liabilities are…Continue Reading

New law requires EMS agencies to use electronic patient care reporting system

New law requires EMS agencies to use electronic patient care reporting system

News Release from the Oregon Health Authority SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Health Authority is helping ambulance service agencies comply with a new law requiring they use electronic patient care reporting, which will streamline how they exchange information with hospital emergency departments and other health care partners. Oregon Senate Bill 52, passed during the 2017…Continue Reading

February SNAP benefits to be issued early in Oregon

February SNAP benefits to be issued early in Oregon

News Release from Oregon Department of Human Resources SALEM, Oregon — As a result of the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S Department of Agriculture has asked states to provide early issuance of February benefits for those who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food security. The 615,405 Oregonians currently enrolled in SNAP…Continue Reading

WA Attorney General urges appeals court to preserve Indian Child Welfare Act

WA Attorney General urges appeals court to preserve Indian Child Welfare Act

News Release from the Washington State Office of Attorney General OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined a bipartisan coalition of 21 states to urge a federal appeals court to preserve the federal Indian Child Welfare Act after a lower court struck down the law. The Quinault Indian Nation in Washington state is also part of…Continue Reading

WDFW investigate poaching of whitetail deer

WDFW investigate poaching of whitetail deer

News Release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) COLUMBIA COUNTY, Washington — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police are looking for information regarding the poaching of five Whitetail does in the vicinity of the Wooten Wildlife Area in Columbia County. After receiving a concerned citizen’s report, Sergeant Paul Mosman and Officer Ricky Delp…Continue Reading

Bledsoe undergoing state hospital evaluation

Bledsoe undergoing state hospital evaluation

PENDLETON, Oregon – The state’s manslaughter case against Leman Bledsoe, 77, of Milton-Freewater has been delayed. He’s accused of striking and killing a flagger in a construction zone on Oregon Highway 11 while he was allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants. “Mr. Bledsoe is at the state hospital for evaluation at this point,” Umatilla…

Roberts: Lowering DUII limit won’t make highways safer

Roberts: Lowering DUII limit won’t make highways safer

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Oregon Legislature opens its session tomorrow in Salem. Senate President Peter Courtney has said he’s sponsoring legislation that would lower the blood alcohol content from 0.08 to 0.05. Both Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) and Rep. Greg Hansell have said that, while they haven’t seen the bill, they are inclined to support…

Mill Creek Road project will bring big changes

Mill Creek Road project will bring big changes

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The landscape along Mill Creek Road east of Walla Walla will take on a slightly different look this fall. Walla Walla County Public Works is hard at work replacing both the Blue Creek and Mill Creek bridges at a cost of approximately $9.7 million, which is being funded by county and…

Old brothel gets a facelift

Old brothel gets a facelift

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A building that has been home to a number of businesses since the late 1800s is getting some much needed attention after sitting vacant for years. The building, located at the northwest corner of West Main Street and North Fourth Avenue has housed almost everything under the sun, including: a brothel,…

Supply and demand make pot taxes unpredictable

Supply and demand make pot taxes unpredictable

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton is getting money from local marijuana taxes, but City Manager Robb Corbett says the industry is too new to predict how much will find its way to the city’s coffers. For example, a glut of marijuana is being produced – more than the recreational marijuana industry can bear. “That suggests to…

WWPS bus fleet records perfect score during surprise inspection

WWPS bus fleet records perfect score during surprise inspection

WALLA WALLA, Washington — The staff at the Southeast Washington Transportation Cooperative are being recognized for their hard work keeping school buses safe and operational following a perfect score from the Washington State Patrol during a recent surprise semi-annual inspection last month. “The state patrol inspectors can show up at any time so it’s a surprise…

Four killed in Clackamas county

Four killed in Clackamas county

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Oregon – Numerous weapons including swords could have been used in the killing of four people at a home in the unincorporated area of Woodburn near Canby Saturday night. Officials say a 42-year-old man killed four relatives at their home, and was shot dead by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies while he was…

New Year, New income tax withholding

New Year, New income tax withholding

News Release from Oregon Department of Revenue SALEM, Oregon — The Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers to start the new year with a paycheck checkup to ensure they’re withholding enough from their wages this year. Not withholding appropriately in 2019 could lead to an unexpected tax bill in 2020. State and federal tax liabilities are…

New law requires EMS agencies to use electronic patient care reporting system

New law requires EMS agencies to use electronic patient care reporting system

News Release from the Oregon Health Authority SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Health Authority is helping ambulance service agencies comply with a new law requiring they use electronic patient care reporting, which will streamline how they exchange information with hospital emergency departments and other health care partners. Oregon Senate Bill 52, passed during the 2017…

February SNAP benefits to be issued early in Oregon

February SNAP benefits to be issued early in Oregon

News Release from Oregon Department of Human Resources SALEM, Oregon — As a result of the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S Department of Agriculture has asked states to provide early issuance of February benefits for those who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food security. The 615,405 Oregonians currently enrolled in SNAP…

WA Attorney General urges appeals court to preserve Indian Child Welfare Act

WA Attorney General urges appeals court to preserve Indian Child Welfare Act

News Release from the Washington State Office of Attorney General OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined a bipartisan coalition of 21 states to urge a federal appeals court to preserve the federal Indian Child Welfare Act after a lower court struck down the law. The Quinault Indian Nation in Washington state is also part of…

WDFW investigate poaching of whitetail deer

WDFW investigate poaching of whitetail deer

News Release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) COLUMBIA COUNTY, Washington — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police are looking for information regarding the poaching of five Whitetail does in the vicinity of the Wooten Wildlife Area in Columbia County. After receiving a concerned citizen’s report, Sergeant Paul Mosman and Officer Ricky Delp…