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Piece of Byers Avenue set for rebuild, widening

Piece of Byers Avenue set for rebuild, widening

PENDLETON, Oregon – Property owners around Southeast Eighth Street and Byers Avenue have put up with the inconvenience of having the Eighth Street Bridge rebuilt. Now that it’s done, with only minor adjustments left to be performed, Public Works Director Bob Patterson says more work is planned in that neighborhood soon. “We’re reconstructing Byers from…Continue Reading

Council approves hemp moratorium

Council approves hemp moratorium

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The College Place City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a one-year moratorium on the production of industrial hemp within city limits. Mayor Norma Hernandez said a public hearing on the issue is scheduled for next month. The moratorium, as Hernandez explains, came after the city received numerous complaints regarding Mathew…Continue Reading

PSD prepping for new curriculum

PSD prepping for new curriculum

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 13 in 2017, to create a K-12 Native American curriculum, entitled Tribal History – Shared History. Since then, the Oregon Department of Education has been working on creating the curriculum. It’s almost ready. “We’re planning on having some training this spring for our teachers to implement…Continue Reading

Tipsy Taxi can keep the roads safe

Tipsy Taxi can keep the roads safe

COLLEGE PLACE/WALLA WALLA, Washington — This holiday season, Tipsy Taxi will again be available to keep those who have had too much to drink get home without a ticket, or – even worse – a crash. Beginning Friday and running through Dec. 31, Tipsy Taxi is available from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 509-522-8299.…Continue Reading

CPPS will ask to extend levy

CPPS will ask to extend levy

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The College Place Public School Board of Directors voted unanimously this week to propose a two-year excess levy to support the district’s transportation fund. The levy would replace the expiring transportation levy that was approved in 2018. The levy will support the growing transportation needs in the district with 10-cent-per-$1,000 of…Continue Reading

WW man arrested for intentionally setting fire, assault

WW man arrested for intentionally setting fire, assault

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A man who police said started a fire behind his couch and then barricaded himself in the apartment complex library was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Michael L. Krause, 62, of Walla Walla was allegedly armed with a knife when officers were called by firefighters to an apartment complex on the 300 block…Continue Reading

Ferguson, Inslee join forces for gun control

Ferguson, Inslee join forces for gun control

SEATTLE, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday he will propose a package of legislation to combat mass shootings in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee, a longtime supporter of gun safety measures, is joining Ferguson for the first time to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons.…Continue Reading

Elite Portland school reports decades of sex abuse

Elite Portland school reports decades of sex abuse

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Catlin Gabel School Board of Trustees is going public with a year-long investigation on sex abuse by teachers against students that have spanned decades. When claims of abuse arose on social media, the school board hired an attorney to investigate. Lori Watson of Watson Law Workplace Investigations did not perform any…Continue Reading

Fallen veterans to be honored at Oregon’s national cemeteries

Fallen veterans to be honored at Oregon’s national cemeteries

PORTLAND, Oregon – Oregon’s fallen veterans will be remembered this weekend. Nationwide, cemeteries like Willamette National Cemetery in Portland will be honoring fallen veterans Saturday. “This year we have over 9,000 wreaths that have been purchased and donated for placement at the national cemetery,” said Willamette National Cemetery Administrative Officer Roger Huntley.  “Each person, when…Continue Reading

Hawkins sponsors Washington apple license plate bill

Hawkins sponsors Washington apple license plate bill

News Release from Washington State Senate Republican Caucus OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington Senator Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) hopes to honor our iconic Washington apples in 2020 by introducing legislation to create a Washington apple license plate. Hawkins is teaming up with the Washington Apple Commission and the Washington Apple Education Foundation on the bill, which…Continue Reading

New overtime rules restore protections for thousands of WA workers

New overtime rules restore protections for thousands of WA workers

News Release from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries TUKWILA, Washington ­– The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) Wednesday announced rules changes that will restore overtime protection to tens of thousands of workers and create a fair minimum salary level for workers who don’t receive overtime pay. The new rules use…Continue Reading

Convicted murderer dies in WW penitentiary

Convicted murderer dies in WW penitentiary

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Kent man serving a 40-year sentence for murder died Thursday in the Washington State Penitentiary. Cleanthony Baby Ray Jimmerson, 34, became “unresponsive and limp” when prison staff responded to his cell at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5. According to Washington State Penitentiary spokeswoman Allison Window, Jimmerson was responsive when staff responded…Continue Reading

Piece of Byers Avenue set for rebuild, widening

Piece of Byers Avenue set for rebuild, widening

PENDLETON, Oregon – Property owners around Southeast Eighth Street and Byers Avenue have put up with the inconvenience of having the Eighth Street Bridge rebuilt. Now that it’s done, with only minor adjustments left to be performed, Public Works Director Bob Patterson says more work is planned in that neighborhood soon. “We’re reconstructing Byers from…

Council approves hemp moratorium

Council approves hemp moratorium

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The College Place City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a one-year moratorium on the production of industrial hemp within city limits. Mayor Norma Hernandez said a public hearing on the issue is scheduled for next month. The moratorium, as Hernandez explains, came after the city received numerous complaints regarding Mathew…

PSD prepping for new curriculum

PSD prepping for new curriculum

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 13 in 2017, to create a K-12 Native American curriculum, entitled Tribal History – Shared History. Since then, the Oregon Department of Education has been working on creating the curriculum. It’s almost ready. “We’re planning on having some training this spring for our teachers to implement…

Tipsy Taxi can keep the roads safe

Tipsy Taxi can keep the roads safe

COLLEGE PLACE/WALLA WALLA, Washington — This holiday season, Tipsy Taxi will again be available to keep those who have had too much to drink get home without a ticket, or – even worse – a crash. Beginning Friday and running through Dec. 31, Tipsy Taxi is available from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 509-522-8299.…

CPPS will ask to extend levy

CPPS will ask to extend levy

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The College Place Public School Board of Directors voted unanimously this week to propose a two-year excess levy to support the district’s transportation fund. The levy would replace the expiring transportation levy that was approved in 2018. The levy will support the growing transportation needs in the district with 10-cent-per-$1,000 of…

WW man arrested for intentionally setting fire, assault

WW man arrested for intentionally setting fire, assault

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A man who police said started a fire behind his couch and then barricaded himself in the apartment complex library was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Michael L. Krause, 62, of Walla Walla was allegedly armed with a knife when officers were called by firefighters to an apartment complex on the 300 block…

Ferguson, Inslee join forces for gun control

Ferguson, Inslee join forces for gun control

SEATTLE, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday he will propose a package of legislation to combat mass shootings in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee, a longtime supporter of gun safety measures, is joining Ferguson for the first time to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons.…

Elite Portland school reports decades of sex abuse

Elite Portland school reports decades of sex abuse

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Catlin Gabel School Board of Trustees is going public with a year-long investigation on sex abuse by teachers against students that have spanned decades. When claims of abuse arose on social media, the school board hired an attorney to investigate. Lori Watson of Watson Law Workplace Investigations did not perform any…

Fallen veterans to be honored at Oregon’s national cemeteries

Fallen veterans to be honored at Oregon’s national cemeteries

PORTLAND, Oregon – Oregon’s fallen veterans will be remembered this weekend. Nationwide, cemeteries like Willamette National Cemetery in Portland will be honoring fallen veterans Saturday. “This year we have over 9,000 wreaths that have been purchased and donated for placement at the national cemetery,” said Willamette National Cemetery Administrative Officer Roger Huntley.  “Each person, when…

Hawkins sponsors Washington apple license plate bill

Hawkins sponsors Washington apple license plate bill

News Release from Washington State Senate Republican Caucus OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington Senator Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) hopes to honor our iconic Washington apples in 2020 by introducing legislation to create a Washington apple license plate. Hawkins is teaming up with the Washington Apple Commission and the Washington Apple Education Foundation on the bill, which…

New overtime rules restore protections for thousands of WA workers

New overtime rules restore protections for thousands of WA workers

News Release from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries TUKWILA, Washington ­– The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) Wednesday announced rules changes that will restore overtime protection to tens of thousands of workers and create a fair minimum salary level for workers who don’t receive overtime pay. The new rules use…

Convicted murderer dies in WW penitentiary

Convicted murderer dies in WW penitentiary

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Kent man serving a 40-year sentence for murder died Thursday in the Washington State Penitentiary. Cleanthony Baby Ray Jimmerson, 34, became “unresponsive and limp” when prison staff responded to his cell at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5. According to Washington State Penitentiary spokeswoman Allison Window, Jimmerson was responsive when staff responded…