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WWPD arrest man for firing gun near another man’s head

WWPD arrest man for firing gun near another man’s head

WALLA WALLA, Washington — A Walla Walla man was arrested after allegedly firing a gun near the head of another man for unknown reasons. Noel A. Perdoma, 39, was arrested for first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm. According to a news release from the Walla Walla…Continue Reading

Alleged sex abuser has bail revoked

Alleged sex abuser has bail revoked

MORROW COUNTY, Oregon – A man who was out on bail facing nine counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse is back in jail again. Pendleton police picked up Tyler Allen Christian, 23, at his residence on Despain Avenue when Judge Dan Hill revoked his release. Christian made bail, but Hill had set stipulations that…Continue Reading

The uninsured are more than a $1 million burden to WWFD

The uninsured are more than a $1 million burden to WWFD

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Among the variety of calls the Walla Walla Fire Department responds to, many are welfare checks for people on the streets. Often someone calls 911 and reports they found someone passed out from alcohol or a possible drug overdose. “You can kind of gauge by the call as it comes in…Continue Reading

WWPS passes budget

WWPS passes budget

WALLA WALLA, Washington – School board members unanimously approved an $86.8 million general fund for 2019-2020 Walla Walla Public Schools year at the board meeting Tuesday. “This proposed budget represents the board’s and community’s continued emphasis and expectation to offer high quality progress and opportunities that lead to the long-term success for all of our…Continue Reading

PDC approves Vert grant funding on a split vote

PDC approves Vert grant funding on a split vote

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Development Commission has approved matching urban renewal funds with an Oregon Main Street grant for repairs at the Vert Auditorium. The vote was 5 to 4. City Manager Robb Corbett said the work on the Vert was part of a grant applied for by downtown merchants. “The Pendleton Downtown Association…Continue Reading

County unemployment creeps up in July

County unemployment creeps up in July

THE DALLES, Oregon – The number of people without jobs in Umatilla County grew slightly in July. Oregon Employment Department Regional Economist Dallas Fridley said there was an increase of 0.2 percent in the seasonally-adjusted rate. “It was 5.2 percent,” he said. “Ranked among Oregon’s 36 counties, that placed Umatilla in 25th place in July.…Continue Reading

Cap and trade could make a comeback

Cap and trade could make a comeback

SALEM, Oregon — Discussions about a potential redo of the failed “cap and invest” bill are apparently underway. The most controversial bill of the Oregon Legislature’s most recent session sparked a highly-publicized walkout from the Republicans of the Oregon Senate. Democrats are now bringing up the topic again in conversation and are apparently hoping to…Continue Reading

OPT wolf pack is gone

OPT wolf pack is gone

SPOKANE, Washington – The Old Profanity Territory wolf pack no longer exists. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed the four remaining known members of the pack in northeastern Washington the morning of Aug. 16. WDFW investigators determined the OPT Pack was responsible for 29 incidents of depredation. WDFW Director Kelly Susewind reauthorized the…Continue Reading

Oregon’s top 25 most expensive and most prescribed drugs

Oregon’s top 25 most expensive and most prescribed drugs

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation has released the lists of Oregon’s most expensive and most prescribed drugs, as well as the prescription drugs that cause the greatest increase to health insurance plan spending. Brand-name drugs such as Humira and Enbrel, prescriptions commonly…Continue Reading

Three people die in single vehicle crash in Deschutes County

Three people die in single vehicle crash in Deschutes County

News Release from Oregon State Police On Tuesday, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 126 at milepreost 105. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Toyota Venza, operated by Kenneth Vaughn, 69, of Redmond was traveling westbound on Highway 126…Continue Reading

WalletHub: WA community colleges are number one

WalletHub: WA community colleges are number one

The personal finance website WalletHub has released its list of the best community colleges in the U.S. This year, Washington’s community college system ranked number one of schools in the American Association of Community Colleges based on 19 categories which include costs, efficiency, retention rates, graduation rates and career outcomes. Within the state, Pierce College…Continue Reading

WWPD arrest man for firing gun near another man’s head

WWPD arrest man for firing gun near another man’s head

WALLA WALLA, Washington — A Walla Walla man was arrested after allegedly firing a gun near the head of another man for unknown reasons. Noel A. Perdoma, 39, was arrested for first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm. According to a news release from the Walla Walla…

Alleged sex abuser has bail revoked

Alleged sex abuser has bail revoked

MORROW COUNTY, Oregon – A man who was out on bail facing nine counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse is back in jail again. Pendleton police picked up Tyler Allen Christian, 23, at his residence on Despain Avenue when Judge Dan Hill revoked his release. Christian made bail, but Hill had set stipulations that…

The uninsured are more than a $1 million burden to WWFD

The uninsured are more than a $1 million burden to WWFD

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Among the variety of calls the Walla Walla Fire Department responds to, many are welfare checks for people on the streets. Often someone calls 911 and reports they found someone passed out from alcohol or a possible drug overdose. “You can kind of gauge by the call as it comes in…

WWPS passes budget

WWPS passes budget

WALLA WALLA, Washington – School board members unanimously approved an $86.8 million general fund for 2019-2020 Walla Walla Public Schools year at the board meeting Tuesday. “This proposed budget represents the board’s and community’s continued emphasis and expectation to offer high quality progress and opportunities that lead to the long-term success for all of our…

PDC approves Vert grant funding on a split vote

PDC approves Vert grant funding on a split vote

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Development Commission has approved matching urban renewal funds with an Oregon Main Street grant for repairs at the Vert Auditorium. The vote was 5 to 4. City Manager Robb Corbett said the work on the Vert was part of a grant applied for by downtown merchants. “The Pendleton Downtown Association…

County unemployment creeps up in July

County unemployment creeps up in July

THE DALLES, Oregon – The number of people without jobs in Umatilla County grew slightly in July. Oregon Employment Department Regional Economist Dallas Fridley said there was an increase of 0.2 percent in the seasonally-adjusted rate. “It was 5.2 percent,” he said. “Ranked among Oregon’s 36 counties, that placed Umatilla in 25th place in July.…

Cap and trade could make a comeback

Cap and trade could make a comeback

SALEM, Oregon — Discussions about a potential redo of the failed “cap and invest” bill are apparently underway. The most controversial bill of the Oregon Legislature’s most recent session sparked a highly-publicized walkout from the Republicans of the Oregon Senate. Democrats are now bringing up the topic again in conversation and are apparently hoping to…

OPT wolf pack is gone

OPT wolf pack is gone

SPOKANE, Washington – The Old Profanity Territory wolf pack no longer exists. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed the four remaining known members of the pack in northeastern Washington the morning of Aug. 16. WDFW investigators determined the OPT Pack was responsible for 29 incidents of depredation. WDFW Director Kelly Susewind reauthorized the…

Oregon’s top 25 most expensive and most prescribed drugs

Oregon’s top 25 most expensive and most prescribed drugs

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation has released the lists of Oregon’s most expensive and most prescribed drugs, as well as the prescription drugs that cause the greatest increase to health insurance plan spending. Brand-name drugs such as Humira and Enbrel, prescriptions commonly…

Three people die in single vehicle crash in Deschutes County

Three people die in single vehicle crash in Deschutes County

News Release from Oregon State Police On Tuesday, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 126 at milepreost 105. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Toyota Venza, operated by Kenneth Vaughn, 69, of Redmond was traveling westbound on Highway 126…

WalletHub: WA community colleges are number one

WalletHub: WA community colleges are number one

The personal finance website WalletHub has released its list of the best community colleges in the U.S. This year, Washington’s community college system ranked number one of schools in the American Association of Community Colleges based on 19 categories which include costs, efficiency, retention rates, graduation rates and career outcomes. Within the state, Pierce College…