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Attacks on Saudi Arabia will impact gas prices everywhere

Attacks on Saudi Arabia will impact gas prices everywhere

PORTLAND, Oregon – The drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities are going to be felt throughout the world. AAA Motor Club spokeswoman Marie Dodds tells KUMA News that gas prices will rise everywhere. “These attacks have taken a substantial amount of crude oil off the market – about 5.7 million barrels per day of…Continue Reading

WW County Elections Department will move soon

WW County Elections Department will move soon

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners has approved remodeling a portion of the Walla Walla County Courthouse to allow the county elections department to be close to the county auditor’s office. Since 2016, the elections department has been located on West Poplar Street, and not with the auditor’s office, which…Continue Reading

Elfering to meet with Union Pacific

Elfering to meet with Union Pacific

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – Umatilla County Commissioner Bill Elfering says he will be meeting with Union Pacific in the next two weeks to discuss the railroad’s plans for the future in the county. “I’ve got conversations coming up on some of their plans and on some of our plans on integrating with them,” he said.…Continue Reading

WW pool prices will go up in 2020

WW pool prices will go up in 2020

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Veterans Memorial Pool may be closed for the season,  but that isn’t keeping the Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Department from planning for the 2020 season. Due to increases in the state’s minimum wage, Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Director Andy Coleman said his department is diving into the numbers. “We’re…Continue Reading

CP teen arrested on suspicion of plotting school attack

CP teen arrested on suspicion of plotting school attack

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – A teenage boy was arrested Tuesday for plotting an attack on College Place High School. College Place Police Chief Troy Tomaras said the 17-year-old was a student at the school and was alerted by the boy’s mother after discovering her son’s disturbing journal. Tomaras explained an investigation by officers revealed a…Continue Reading

Couple critically injured in crash

Couple critically injured in crash

PENDLETON, Oregon – A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 westbound at mile marker 201 caused critical injuries to the driver and passenger in one of the vehicles. Oregon State Police Sgt. Sterling Hall says the call came in to report the crash at 10:36 Monday morning. “We were dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash that…Continue Reading

Oregon’s growth rate is slowing

Oregon’s growth rate is slowing

SALEM, Oregon – While unemployment remains low in Oregon the growth rate is slowing. In August, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4 percent. “Historically we have records going back to 1976,” Oregon Employment Department Economist Gale Krumenauer said. “We’ve been hovering at or below this record low of 4 percent for the past 34 months.” Krumenauer…Continue Reading

Sports betting app is weeks away

Sports betting app is weeks away

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Lottery is poised to launch a new professional sports betting mobile app. The app, Scoreboard, requires users to be in Oregon, be over the age of 21 and sets limits on how often you can increase your gambling limit. Matt Shelby with the Oregon Lottery said they expect $350 million…Continue Reading

State data systems pose problems

State data systems pose problems

SALEM, Oregon – Lawmakers gathered in Salem this week for Legislative Days learned the state of Oregon doesn’t have a comprehensive plan for replacing outdated technology. It also doesn’t have an accurate inventory of what data systems the government has. “Having foundational inventories of hardware and software, if you can’t count what you have it’s…Continue Reading

Pipeline proposed for Coos Bay natural gas terminal

Pipeline proposed for Coos Bay natural gas terminal

COOS BAY, Oregon — Oregon lawmakers got an update regarding a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay. A Canadian company is looking to build the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal along with 230 miles of pipeline. Federal regulators are working on an environmental impact statement that will be released next month, with a final…Continue Reading

National Guard troops uninjured in crash

National Guard troops uninjured in crash

News release from Oregon State Police: On September 16, 2019 at approximately 7:00 AM, Oregon State Police (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a non-injury bus crash on US Hwy 101 in Manzanita. The bus was occupied by 46 Army National Guard members from the HHC 1-186 IN from Medford. The Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office will…Continue Reading

Health department: Vaping disease now a ‘state-wide outbreak’

Health department: Vaping disease now a ‘state-wide outbreak’

News release form the Washington State Department of Health: OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington State Department of Health officials confirm two new cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping. These cases were identified by the Spokane Regional Health District and are both currently living in Spokane County. “The symptoms of these patients match what the Centers…Continue Reading

Attacks on Saudi Arabia will impact gas prices everywhere

Attacks on Saudi Arabia will impact gas prices everywhere

PORTLAND, Oregon – The drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities are going to be felt throughout the world. AAA Motor Club spokeswoman Marie Dodds tells KUMA News that gas prices will rise everywhere. “These attacks have taken a substantial amount of crude oil off the market – about 5.7 million barrels per day of…

WW County Elections Department will move soon

WW County Elections Department will move soon

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners has approved remodeling a portion of the Walla Walla County Courthouse to allow the county elections department to be close to the county auditor’s office. Since 2016, the elections department has been located on West Poplar Street, and not with the auditor’s office, which…

Elfering to meet with Union Pacific

Elfering to meet with Union Pacific

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – Umatilla County Commissioner Bill Elfering says he will be meeting with Union Pacific in the next two weeks to discuss the railroad’s plans for the future in the county. “I’ve got conversations coming up on some of their plans and on some of our plans on integrating with them,” he said.…

WW pool prices will go up in 2020

WW pool prices will go up in 2020

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Veterans Memorial Pool may be closed for the season,  but that isn’t keeping the Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Department from planning for the 2020 season. Due to increases in the state’s minimum wage, Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Director Andy Coleman said his department is diving into the numbers. “We’re…

CP teen arrested on suspicion of plotting school attack

CP teen arrested on suspicion of plotting school attack

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – A teenage boy was arrested Tuesday for plotting an attack on College Place High School. College Place Police Chief Troy Tomaras said the 17-year-old was a student at the school and was alerted by the boy’s mother after discovering her son’s disturbing journal. Tomaras explained an investigation by officers revealed a…

Couple critically injured in crash

Couple critically injured in crash

PENDLETON, Oregon – A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 westbound at mile marker 201 caused critical injuries to the driver and passenger in one of the vehicles. Oregon State Police Sgt. Sterling Hall says the call came in to report the crash at 10:36 Monday morning. “We were dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash that…

Oregon’s growth rate is slowing

Oregon’s growth rate is slowing

SALEM, Oregon – While unemployment remains low in Oregon the growth rate is slowing. In August, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4 percent. “Historically we have records going back to 1976,” Oregon Employment Department Economist Gale Krumenauer said. “We’ve been hovering at or below this record low of 4 percent for the past 34 months.” Krumenauer…

Sports betting app is weeks away

Sports betting app is weeks away

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Lottery is poised to launch a new professional sports betting mobile app. The app, Scoreboard, requires users to be in Oregon, be over the age of 21 and sets limits on how often you can increase your gambling limit. Matt Shelby with the Oregon Lottery said they expect $350 million…

State data systems pose problems

State data systems pose problems

SALEM, Oregon – Lawmakers gathered in Salem this week for Legislative Days learned the state of Oregon doesn’t have a comprehensive plan for replacing outdated technology. It also doesn’t have an accurate inventory of what data systems the government has. “Having foundational inventories of hardware and software, if you can’t count what you have it’s…

Pipeline proposed for Coos Bay natural gas terminal

Pipeline proposed for Coos Bay natural gas terminal

COOS BAY, Oregon — Oregon lawmakers got an update regarding a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay. A Canadian company is looking to build the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal along with 230 miles of pipeline. Federal regulators are working on an environmental impact statement that will be released next month, with a final…

National Guard troops uninjured in crash

National Guard troops uninjured in crash

News release from Oregon State Police: On September 16, 2019 at approximately 7:00 AM, Oregon State Police (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a non-injury bus crash on US Hwy 101 in Manzanita. The bus was occupied by 46 Army National Guard members from the HHC 1-186 IN from Medford. The Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office will…

Health department: Vaping disease now a ‘state-wide outbreak’

Health department: Vaping disease now a ‘state-wide outbreak’

News release form the Washington State Department of Health: OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington State Department of Health officials confirm two new cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping. These cases were identified by the Spokane Regional Health District and are both currently living in Spokane County. “The symptoms of these patients match what the Centers…