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HPD is taming the house of horrors

HPD is taming the house of horrors

HERMISTON, Oregon – The owner of the house at 1100 W. Sunland Avenue is in prison. Since he was sentenced a year and a half ago, Robert Taylor has not made any payments on the property, and Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said when he was visited in prison, he expressed no interest in the…Continue Reading

If you have more than 10 chickens, you could be cited

If you have more than 10 chickens, you could be cited

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Police say a revised ordinance that says Walla Walla city residents can have no more than 10 chickens on their property will help animal control, as they were getting a superfluous amount of calls. Roosters have also been banned. City council and police worried about noise, public health and sanitation if more…Continue Reading

Wheatstock offers 10 hours of nonstop music

Wheatstock offers 10 hours of nonstop music

HELIX, Oregon – The 11th annual Wheatstock Music Festival begins at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Quantum 9 Arena in Helix. Founder Duane Dunlap says two stages will offer nonstop country, red dirt, rockabilly and folk-rock music. “We’ve got basically three headliners out of Austin, Texas,” he said. “This show is 10 hours of solid…Continue Reading

City council stands with Boutique

City council stands with Boutique

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton City Council follows the advice of the Pendleton Airport Commission and puts its seal of approval on renewing the essential air service (EAS) contract it has with Boutique Air of San Francisco. City Manager Robb Corbett says Boutique has shown it’s serious about customer service. “The numbers of people flying…Continue Reading

EMS conflict has officials considering a Regional Fire Authority

EMS conflict has officials considering a Regional Fire Authority

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Officials from the Walla Walla County and the cities of Walla Walla and College Place are now meeting every other week in regards to Walla Walla’s request for compensation for their EMS services in transporting patients outside city limits. The EMS levy expires in January 2020. The city of Walla Walla is…Continue Reading

Walden swings through the area

Walden swings through the area

HERMISTON, Oregon – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is enjoying a break from Washington, D.C. He was in Hermiston yesterday to salute the OSU Extension Service’s Agriculture Research Center. “This is one of the best public-private partnerships around,” he said. “I’m a big backer of our ag research. It’s made enormous progress for our…Continue Reading

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

KING COUNTY, Washington — At approximately 1:37 a.m. hours a WSP Trooper performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling EB on SR 520 near the west high rise. At approximately 1:52 a.m. the suspect was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. After being placed in handcuffs the subject resisted arrest, and resisted getting in…Continue Reading

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Charleston, South Carolina – A federal judge has ruled that the Trump Administration failed to seek public input when it suspended the Waters of the United States rules. WOTUS was created to deal with waterway pollution, and farmers across the country have argued that it went too far. It’s considered likely that the ruling by…Continue Reading

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

AURORA, Oregon – China has imposed a new 25 percent tariff on hazelnuts from the United States. Oregon Hazelnut Commission Manager Meredith Nagely says that will have a major impact on the more than 800 hazelnut growers in the state. “We had a 25 percent tariff, plus a 10 percent value-added tax, so with the…Continue Reading

Forum in Bend to focus on safety in cannabis industry

Forum in Bend to focus on safety in cannabis industry

SALEM, Oregon — Cannabis growers and extractors are headed to Salem next month to learn from government and business leaders about safety and health in the cannabis industry as part of a two-day event in Bend next month. Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is presenting…Continue Reading

Emergency landing: Pilot survives plane malfunction while fighting fire

Emergency landing: Pilot survives plane malfunction while fighting fire

NORTHPORT, Washington — A fixed-wing aircraft owned by Air Spray USA experienced an “unknown problem” on the Horns Mountain Fire it was working near the US/Canadian border in Northport yesterday. “The pilot is ok and is receiving medical attention for any possible injuries,” tweeted WA Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. A statement from Air…Continue Reading

State urges heightened fire awareness

State urges heightened fire awareness

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is repeating its call to be alert to the highly increased fire danger. Lightning-caused fires are an act of nature that consume thousands of acres each year. The problem is that many of the large fires now burning now in the Pacific Northwest are caused by…Continue Reading

HPD is taming the house of horrors

HPD is taming the house of horrors

HERMISTON, Oregon – The owner of the house at 1100 W. Sunland Avenue is in prison. Since he was sentenced a year and a half ago, Robert Taylor has not made any payments on the property, and Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said when he was visited in prison, he expressed no interest in the…

If you have more than 10 chickens, you could be cited

If you have more than 10 chickens, you could be cited

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Police say a revised ordinance that says Walla Walla city residents can have no more than 10 chickens on their property will help animal control, as they were getting a superfluous amount of calls. Roosters have also been banned. City council and police worried about noise, public health and sanitation if more…

Wheatstock offers 10 hours of nonstop music

Wheatstock offers 10 hours of nonstop music

HELIX, Oregon – The 11th annual Wheatstock Music Festival begins at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Quantum 9 Arena in Helix. Founder Duane Dunlap says two stages will offer nonstop country, red dirt, rockabilly and folk-rock music. “We’ve got basically three headliners out of Austin, Texas,” he said. “This show is 10 hours of solid…

City council stands with Boutique

City council stands with Boutique

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton City Council follows the advice of the Pendleton Airport Commission and puts its seal of approval on renewing the essential air service (EAS) contract it has with Boutique Air of San Francisco. City Manager Robb Corbett says Boutique has shown it’s serious about customer service. “The numbers of people flying…

EMS conflict has officials considering a Regional Fire Authority

EMS conflict has officials considering a Regional Fire Authority

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Officials from the Walla Walla County and the cities of Walla Walla and College Place are now meeting every other week in regards to Walla Walla’s request for compensation for their EMS services in transporting patients outside city limits. The EMS levy expires in January 2020. The city of Walla Walla is…

Walden swings through the area

Walden swings through the area

HERMISTON, Oregon – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is enjoying a break from Washington, D.C. He was in Hermiston yesterday to salute the OSU Extension Service’s Agriculture Research Center. “This is one of the best public-private partnerships around,” he said. “I’m a big backer of our ag research. It’s made enormous progress for our…

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

KING COUNTY, Washington — At approximately 1:37 a.m. hours a WSP Trooper performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling EB on SR 520 near the west high rise. At approximately 1:52 a.m. the suspect was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. After being placed in handcuffs the subject resisted arrest, and resisted getting in…

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Charleston, South Carolina – A federal judge has ruled that the Trump Administration failed to seek public input when it suspended the Waters of the United States rules. WOTUS was created to deal with waterway pollution, and farmers across the country have argued that it went too far. It’s considered likely that the ruling by…

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

AURORA, Oregon – China has imposed a new 25 percent tariff on hazelnuts from the United States. Oregon Hazelnut Commission Manager Meredith Nagely says that will have a major impact on the more than 800 hazelnut growers in the state. “We had a 25 percent tariff, plus a 10 percent value-added tax, so with the…

Forum in Bend to focus on safety in cannabis industry

Forum in Bend to focus on safety in cannabis industry

SALEM, Oregon — Cannabis growers and extractors are headed to Salem next month to learn from government and business leaders about safety and health in the cannabis industry as part of a two-day event in Bend next month. Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is presenting…

Emergency landing: Pilot survives plane malfunction while fighting fire

Emergency landing: Pilot survives plane malfunction while fighting fire

NORTHPORT, Washington — A fixed-wing aircraft owned by Air Spray USA experienced an “unknown problem” on the Horns Mountain Fire it was working near the US/Canadian border in Northport yesterday. “The pilot is ok and is receiving medical attention for any possible injuries,” tweeted WA Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. A statement from Air…

State urges heightened fire awareness

State urges heightened fire awareness

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is repeating its call to be alert to the highly increased fire danger. Lightning-caused fires are an act of nature that consume thousands of acres each year. The problem is that many of the large fires now burning now in the Pacific Northwest are caused by…