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Local soldiers nail a pinnacle landing

Local soldiers nail a pinnacle landing

MT. HOOD, Oregon – It’s called a pinnacle landing, and the Chinook 47 is able to perform the balancing act at high altitudes. That skill was put to a life-saving test last week at the top of Mt. Hood. A crew from the 168th Aviation Regiment received the call to rescue a man from out…Continue Reading

Get your motor running, Bike Week begins today

Get your motor running, Bike Week begins today

PENDLETON, Oregon – The fourth annual Pendleton Bike Week is revving up at noon today. The event has become so popular that it’s beginning a day earlier. “We’ve added another day with our kick-off ride starting at Wildhorse Resort,” PBW Founder Eric Folkestad said. “They’ve been very gracious and helpful, helping us get that started.”…Continue Reading

Number of degrees granted in Walla Walla County higher than the state

Number of degrees granted in Walla Walla County higher than the state

WALLA WALLA COUNTY — A new article from the Walla Walla Trends newsletter indicates that the total college degrees awarded per 1,000 residents are higher than Washington state’s average. Between Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College, the county ended the series for the 2015-2016 school year at 18.0 degrees of any level…Continue Reading

Walla Walla felon indicted for felony drug, weapon charges

Walla Walla felon indicted for felony drug, weapon charges

BAKER COUNTY — Enrique Olmos, 40, has been indicted on four felony charges related to illegal weapon possession and drug charges, after being found in possession of a .380 semi-automatic handgun and approximately 26 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop in Baker County, Oregon on Interstate 84 on July 5. Olmos had previously been…Continue Reading

Man arrested after setting himself, wife’s camper on fire

Man arrested after setting himself, wife’s camper on fire

  WALLA WALLA, Washington — Joshua Alan McNeil was arrested for first degree arson and other charges after covering himself with gasoline and allegedly setting himself and a camper on fire around 2:40 a.m. on July 15th at West Maple Street in Walla Walla. “Police were called when a man violated a protection order by…Continue Reading

UTPD investigates shots-fired incident

UTPD investigates shots-fired incident

MISSION, Oregon – The Umatilla Tribal Police Department received a call reporting shots fired Friday evening. No one was injured in the incident that occurred during an altercation outside of a residence where a party was being held. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation says that when officers arrived at the residence at 18…Continue Reading

Check your tickets: $1.1 million in lottery prizes remain unclaimed

Check your tickets: $1.1 million in lottery prizes remain unclaimed

SALEM, Oregon. – While the $150 million winning Powerball ticket was claimed last week, there are several other Powerball prizes that have gone unclaimed. More than $1.1 million in Powerball prizes are scheduled to expire this November if players with the winning tickets don’t come forward. Prizes are good for one year from the draw…Continue Reading

WA ranks eighth worst state for retirees, Oregon not far behind

WA ranks eighth worst state for retirees, Oregon not far behind

PACIFIC NORTHWEST — A new report from Bank Rate says Washington and Oregon are low on the list of good states to retire in, while Idaho makes third best on the list. Washington is ranked 43rd best out of the 50 states, and Oregon is ranked 39th. The study focused on numbers for all fifty…Continue Reading

The U.S. has one Blockbuster left, and it’s in Oregon

The U.S. has one Blockbuster left, and it’s in Oregon

BEND, Oregon — And then there was one. The one-time mainstay of family Friday nights is just about gone. Remember getting in the car and going to Blockbuster, picking out and paying for a movie, taking it home and watching it with the family? With just one exception, those days are over. The last two…Continue Reading

Report: Prison employees experience PTSD similar to war veterans

Report: Prison employees experience PTSD similar to war veterans

PULLMAN, Washington — A new study from Washington State University finds that prison employees experience PTSD similar to war veterans. “Working conditions in a prison can include regular exposure to violence and trauma, and threats of harm to the workers and their families,” writes Addy Hatch for WSU’s news publication, a nursing student. “Previous studies…Continue Reading

Washington, New Hampshire tied for fifth best state to live in

Washington, New Hampshire tied for fifth best state to live in

A new report from CNBC indicates that Washington ties with New Hampshire for the fifth best state to live in in the United States. CNBC used hard data to measure quality of life, including crime rates, tourist visits, health care and inclusiveness, as measured by legal protections written into state laws. The report lauds Washington…Continue Reading

Researcher rescued after climbing tree to escape threatening wolf

Researcher rescued after climbing tree to escape threatening wolf

OKANOGAN COUNTY, Washington — A state fire crew retrieved a U.S. Forest Service salmon researcher in Okanogan County yesterday after she climbed a tree to avoid a wolf that was displaying behaviors that she considered threatening. The individual was safely extracted, uninjured, by helicopter from the location the incident occurred. Stohr said it appears the researcher was…Continue Reading

Local soldiers nail a pinnacle landing

Local soldiers nail a pinnacle landing

MT. HOOD, Oregon – It’s called a pinnacle landing, and the Chinook 47 is able to perform the balancing act at high altitudes. That skill was put to a life-saving test last week at the top of Mt. Hood. A crew from the 168th Aviation Regiment received the call to rescue a man from out…

Get your motor running, Bike Week begins today

Get your motor running, Bike Week begins today

PENDLETON, Oregon – The fourth annual Pendleton Bike Week is revving up at noon today. The event has become so popular that it’s beginning a day earlier. “We’ve added another day with our kick-off ride starting at Wildhorse Resort,” PBW Founder Eric Folkestad said. “They’ve been very gracious and helpful, helping us get that started.”…

Number of degrees granted in Walla Walla County higher than the state

Number of degrees granted in Walla Walla County higher than the state

WALLA WALLA COUNTY — A new article from the Walla Walla Trends newsletter indicates that the total college degrees awarded per 1,000 residents are higher than Washington state’s average. Between Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College, the county ended the series for the 2015-2016 school year at 18.0 degrees of any level…

Walla Walla felon indicted for felony drug, weapon charges

Walla Walla felon indicted for felony drug, weapon charges

BAKER COUNTY — Enrique Olmos, 40, has been indicted on four felony charges related to illegal weapon possession and drug charges, after being found in possession of a .380 semi-automatic handgun and approximately 26 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop in Baker County, Oregon on Interstate 84 on July 5. Olmos had previously been…

Man arrested after setting himself, wife’s camper on fire

Man arrested after setting himself, wife’s camper on fire

  WALLA WALLA, Washington — Joshua Alan McNeil was arrested for first degree arson and other charges after covering himself with gasoline and allegedly setting himself and a camper on fire around 2:40 a.m. on July 15th at West Maple Street in Walla Walla. “Police were called when a man violated a protection order by…

UTPD investigates shots-fired incident

UTPD investigates shots-fired incident

MISSION, Oregon – The Umatilla Tribal Police Department received a call reporting shots fired Friday evening. No one was injured in the incident that occurred during an altercation outside of a residence where a party was being held. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation says that when officers arrived at the residence at 18…

Check your tickets: $1.1 million in lottery prizes remain unclaimed

Check your tickets: $1.1 million in lottery prizes remain unclaimed

SALEM, Oregon. – While the $150 million winning Powerball ticket was claimed last week, there are several other Powerball prizes that have gone unclaimed. More than $1.1 million in Powerball prizes are scheduled to expire this November if players with the winning tickets don’t come forward. Prizes are good for one year from the draw…

WA ranks eighth worst state for retirees, Oregon not far behind

WA ranks eighth worst state for retirees, Oregon not far behind

PACIFIC NORTHWEST — A new report from Bank Rate says Washington and Oregon are low on the list of good states to retire in, while Idaho makes third best on the list. Washington is ranked 43rd best out of the 50 states, and Oregon is ranked 39th. The study focused on numbers for all fifty…

The U.S. has one Blockbuster left, and it’s in Oregon

The U.S. has one Blockbuster left, and it’s in Oregon

BEND, Oregon — And then there was one. The one-time mainstay of family Friday nights is just about gone. Remember getting in the car and going to Blockbuster, picking out and paying for a movie, taking it home and watching it with the family? With just one exception, those days are over. The last two…

Report: Prison employees experience PTSD similar to war veterans

Report: Prison employees experience PTSD similar to war veterans

PULLMAN, Washington — A new study from Washington State University finds that prison employees experience PTSD similar to war veterans. “Working conditions in a prison can include regular exposure to violence and trauma, and threats of harm to the workers and their families,” writes Addy Hatch for WSU’s news publication, a nursing student. “Previous studies…

Washington, New Hampshire tied for fifth best state to live in

Washington, New Hampshire tied for fifth best state to live in

A new report from CNBC indicates that Washington ties with New Hampshire for the fifth best state to live in in the United States. CNBC used hard data to measure quality of life, including crime rates, tourist visits, health care and inclusiveness, as measured by legal protections written into state laws. The report lauds Washington…

Researcher rescued after climbing tree to escape threatening wolf

Researcher rescued after climbing tree to escape threatening wolf

OKANOGAN COUNTY, Washington — A state fire crew retrieved a U.S. Forest Service salmon researcher in Okanogan County yesterday after she climbed a tree to avoid a wolf that was displaying behaviors that she considered threatening. The individual was safely extracted, uninjured, by helicopter from the location the incident occurred. Stohr said it appears the researcher was…