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Straily inks new deal

Straily inks new deal

MIAMI, Florida – Former Pendleton Buckaroo Dan Straily recently reached an agreement on a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The right-handed pitcher and the Marlins avoided arbitration, agreeing on a $5 million contract. Straily started 23 games for the Marlins last season and ended the year with a 4.12 earned run average. His season…Continue Reading

Brown celebrates historic signing between Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and CTUIR

Brown celebrates historic signing between Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and CTUIR

News Release from State of Oregon – Office of the Governor Kate Brown SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) and Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Oregon State Capitol this week that will enable the tribal government to establish its first-ever tribal veteran service…Continue Reading

McClintock and Murdock are named First Citizens

McClintock and Murdock are named First Citizens

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce named its man and woman of the year and handed out business excellence awards at Wildhorse Resort & Casino tonight. Pat McClintock was named Woman of the Year for her long history of helping to meet the needs of the community. She has read to elementary school…Continue Reading

Operation Wildfire by the numbers

Operation Wildfire by the numbers

PENDLETON, Oregon – Statistics from Operation Wildfire have been released by the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team. The action which involved multiple law enforcement agencies saw 54 people arrested and 16 children taken into protective custody or placed with responsible adults. Three firearms and a set of brass knuckles were seized, and three residential search…Continue Reading

Two fires are ‘suspicious’

Two fires are ‘suspicious’

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Over the past two weeks, Walla Walla firefighters responded to two late night fires. Both blazes are deemed to be suspicious in nature, although the fire department is currently not able to declare either fire to be a case of arson. The first was a commercial building fire on Jan. 7…Continue Reading

Corbett’s cuts include selling the Vert

Corbett’s cuts include selling the Vert

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton City Manager Robb Corbett was given an assignment from the city council. He was to find money to beef up the street repair fund to $1.2 million without raising fees or attempting to institute new taxes. He has to make up a shortfall of $185,000. He found the money, and he…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

Inslee delivers 2019 State of the State address

Inslee delivers 2019 State of the State address

From the Office of Washington Governor Jay Inslee OLYMPIA, Washington — Gov. Jay Inslee today delivered his 2019 State of the State address to a joint session of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives. He implored legislators to write a historic new chapter in Washington’s story that demonstrates bold purpose in acting on climate change, transforming…Continue Reading

Brown is sworn in for her final term

Brown is sworn in for her final term

SALEM, Oregon – Gov. Kate Brown was sworn in Monday as the 38th governor for the state of Oregon. In her inaugural address, she laid out her agenda for the 2019 session, calling for access to quality education and career opportunities, ensuring that all Oregonians have access to quality healthcare, and working to solve the…Continue Reading

ODFW begins killing sea lions

ODFW begins killing sea lions

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has begun killing California sea lions at Willamette Falls. The state obtained a permit from the federal government to kill up to 93 sea lions a year at that location. Studies show that the sea lions, who feed on steelhead voraciously, are in danger of…Continue Reading

Straily inks new deal

Straily inks new deal

MIAMI, Florida – Former Pendleton Buckaroo Dan Straily recently reached an agreement on a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The right-handed pitcher and the Marlins avoided arbitration, agreeing on a $5 million contract. Straily started 23 games for the Marlins last season and ended the year with a 4.12 earned run average. His season…

Brown celebrates historic signing between Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and CTUIR

Brown celebrates historic signing between Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and CTUIR

News Release from State of Oregon – Office of the Governor Kate Brown SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) and Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Oregon State Capitol this week that will enable the tribal government to establish its first-ever tribal veteran service…

McClintock and Murdock are named First Citizens

McClintock and Murdock are named First Citizens

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce named its man and woman of the year and handed out business excellence awards at Wildhorse Resort & Casino tonight. Pat McClintock was named Woman of the Year for her long history of helping to meet the needs of the community. She has read to elementary school…

Operation Wildfire by the numbers

Operation Wildfire by the numbers

PENDLETON, Oregon – Statistics from Operation Wildfire have been released by the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team. The action which involved multiple law enforcement agencies saw 54 people arrested and 16 children taken into protective custody or placed with responsible adults. Three firearms and a set of brass knuckles were seized, and three residential search…

Two fires are ‘suspicious’

Two fires are ‘suspicious’

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Over the past two weeks, Walla Walla firefighters responded to two late night fires. Both blazes are deemed to be suspicious in nature, although the fire department is currently not able to declare either fire to be a case of arson. The first was a commercial building fire on Jan. 7…

Corbett’s cuts include selling the Vert

Corbett’s cuts include selling the Vert

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton City Manager Robb Corbett was given an assignment from the city council. He was to find money to beef up the street repair fund to $1.2 million without raising fees or attempting to institute new taxes. He has to make up a shortfall of $185,000. He found the money, and he…

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…

Inslee delivers 2019 State of the State address

Inslee delivers 2019 State of the State address

From the Office of Washington Governor Jay Inslee OLYMPIA, Washington — Gov. Jay Inslee today delivered his 2019 State of the State address to a joint session of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives. He implored legislators to write a historic new chapter in Washington’s story that demonstrates bold purpose in acting on climate change, transforming…

Brown is sworn in for her final term

Brown is sworn in for her final term

SALEM, Oregon – Gov. Kate Brown was sworn in Monday as the 38th governor for the state of Oregon. In her inaugural address, she laid out her agenda for the 2019 session, calling for access to quality education and career opportunities, ensuring that all Oregonians have access to quality healthcare, and working to solve the…

ODFW begins killing sea lions

ODFW begins killing sea lions

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has begun killing California sea lions at Willamette Falls. The state obtained a permit from the federal government to kill up to 93 sea lions a year at that location. Studies show that the sea lions, who feed on steelhead voraciously, are in danger of…