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Fossek and John are Happy Canyon princesses

PENDLETON, Ore. – The Happy Canyon Board of Directors is proud to announce Kaia John and Makayla “Kayla” Fossek as the 2019 Happy Canyon Princesses. They will serve as the 2019 ambassadors for the Happy Canyon Night Show, Oregon’s official outdoor night pageant. “We are excited to have these two well-rounded, talented young women represent…Continue Reading

Successful bond sales save Walla Walla taxpayers millions

Successful bond sales save Walla Walla taxpayers millions

News Release from Walla Walla School District (WWSD) WALLA WALLA, Washington — Walla Walla Public Schools sold bonds from the successful November 6 General Election Thursday in Seattle that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Favorable market conditions, coupled with the district’s strong Aa3 underlying credit rating, generated robust interest from investors. The…Continue Reading

Police investigate two drive-by shootings

Police investigate two drive-by shootings

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Walla Walla police are looking into reports of two possible drive-by shootings Tuesday that are believed to have happened hours apart. Officers responded to the first report at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East Cherry Street.  According to Sgt. Kevin Braman, rounds did not penetrate the door, therefore…Continue Reading

It’s back to school in Umatilla

It’s back to school in Umatilla

UMATILLA, Oregon – Classes resume on their regular schedule today at Clara Brownell Middle School and Umatilla High School following an evacuation Thursday morning of both schools because of a natural gas leak in the science wing of the middle school. Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe said the leak was reported at 8:35 a.m.…Continue Reading

Emailed bomb threats even felt in Walla Walla

Emailed bomb threats even felt in Walla Walla

A wave of emailed bomb threats swept through the United States and Canada beginning around 11 a.m. Thursday causing evacuations and taxing law enforcement agencies. The communications were described as being awkwardly worded and demanding cryptocurrency from the recipients. Numerous threats were received throughout Oregon and Washington state – including two that were reported to…Continue Reading

Fundraising scam hits College Place

Fundraising scam hits College Place

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The College Place Police Department is warning residents that a fundraising letter being circulated throughout the city is actually a scam. The letter solicits funds for the annual College Place Area Fund Drive through the National Police Association and includes deceptive wording regarding the potential victim’s other contributions to charities that…Continue Reading

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

News Release from Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) OLYMPIA—December 13, 2018—For the second consecutive year, Washington has the most new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) of any state. National Board certification is the highest and most rigorous certification process for teaching in the nation. “Congratulations to all of our new NBCTs,” said…Continue Reading

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

News Release from Kennewick Police Department (KPD) KENNEWICK, Washington — On December 13, 2018 at about 12:35 pm the Kennewick Police and Fire Departments responded to 2303 W 15th PL for a report of an explosion. When emergency services arrived they found fire inside a small room within the residence. They also found an adult female, later…Continue Reading

House of Representatives passes 2018 Farm Bill

House of Representatives passes 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2018 Farm Bill is now awaiting President Trump’s signature. The compromise measure was passed yesterday by the House of Representatives, following the Senate’s approval on Tuesday. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) says many of the provisions  of the bill are good, but more could be done to prevent wildfires. “These are…Continue Reading

Grouse Flats wolves get their third strike

Grouse Flats wolves get their third strike

OLYMPIA, Washington – The Grouse Flats Wolf Pack strikes again. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Tuesday that the southeastern Washington pack now has three livestock attacks on its record. WDFW reduced its policy of four attacks before lethal action could be taken against a pack to three in 2017. That policy only…Continue Reading

Reward increased for poached bull moose info

Reward increased for poached bull moose info

WALLOWA COUNTY, Oregon – The Oregon Hunters Association is increasing the cash award amount to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest or issuance of a citation for the poaching of a bull moose on the Chesnimnus unit in Wallowa County. Pledges from OHA chapters across the state have poured in to increase the award…Continue Reading

Salmon protection bill calls for lethal removal of sea lions

Salmon protection bill calls for lethal removal of sea lions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If a bill to protect wild salmon passed without exception last week by the U.S. Senate is also approved by the House of Representatives, it would allow Oregon to kill up to 100 California sea lions a year at the Bonneville Dam and Willamette Falls. The measure was supported by senators of…Continue Reading

Fossek and John are Happy Canyon princesses

PENDLETON, Ore. – The Happy Canyon Board of Directors is proud to announce Kaia John and Makayla “Kayla” Fossek as the 2019 Happy Canyon Princesses. They will serve as the 2019 ambassadors for the Happy Canyon Night Show, Oregon’s official outdoor night pageant. “We are excited to have these two well-rounded, talented young women represent…

Successful bond sales save Walla Walla taxpayers millions

Successful bond sales save Walla Walla taxpayers millions

News Release from Walla Walla School District (WWSD) WALLA WALLA, Washington — Walla Walla Public Schools sold bonds from the successful November 6 General Election Thursday in Seattle that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Favorable market conditions, coupled with the district’s strong Aa3 underlying credit rating, generated robust interest from investors. The…

Police investigate two drive-by shootings

Police investigate two drive-by shootings

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Walla Walla police are looking into reports of two possible drive-by shootings Tuesday that are believed to have happened hours apart. Officers responded to the first report at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East Cherry Street.  According to Sgt. Kevin Braman, rounds did not penetrate the door, therefore…

It’s back to school in Umatilla

It’s back to school in Umatilla

UMATILLA, Oregon – Classes resume on their regular schedule today at Clara Brownell Middle School and Umatilla High School following an evacuation Thursday morning of both schools because of a natural gas leak in the science wing of the middle school. Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe said the leak was reported at 8:35 a.m.…

Emailed bomb threats even felt in Walla Walla

Emailed bomb threats even felt in Walla Walla

A wave of emailed bomb threats swept through the United States and Canada beginning around 11 a.m. Thursday causing evacuations and taxing law enforcement agencies. The communications were described as being awkwardly worded and demanding cryptocurrency from the recipients. Numerous threats were received throughout Oregon and Washington state – including two that were reported to…

Fundraising scam hits College Place

Fundraising scam hits College Place

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The College Place Police Department is warning residents that a fundraising letter being circulated throughout the city is actually a scam. The letter solicits funds for the annual College Place Area Fund Drive through the National Police Association and includes deceptive wording regarding the potential victim’s other contributions to charities that…

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

WA continues to boast highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers nationwide

News Release from Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) OLYMPIA—December 13, 2018—For the second consecutive year, Washington has the most new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) of any state. National Board certification is the highest and most rigorous certification process for teaching in the nation. “Congratulations to all of our new NBCTs,” said…

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

Woman allegedly producing marijuana oil injured in explosion

News Release from Kennewick Police Department (KPD) KENNEWICK, Washington — On December 13, 2018 at about 12:35 pm the Kennewick Police and Fire Departments responded to 2303 W 15th PL for a report of an explosion. When emergency services arrived they found fire inside a small room within the residence. They also found an adult female, later…

House of Representatives passes 2018 Farm Bill

House of Representatives passes 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2018 Farm Bill is now awaiting President Trump’s signature. The compromise measure was passed yesterday by the House of Representatives, following the Senate’s approval on Tuesday. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) says many of the provisions  of the bill are good, but more could be done to prevent wildfires. “These are…

Grouse Flats wolves get their third strike

Grouse Flats wolves get their third strike

OLYMPIA, Washington – The Grouse Flats Wolf Pack strikes again. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Tuesday that the southeastern Washington pack now has three livestock attacks on its record. WDFW reduced its policy of four attacks before lethal action could be taken against a pack to three in 2017. That policy only…

Reward increased for poached bull moose info

Reward increased for poached bull moose info

WALLOWA COUNTY, Oregon – The Oregon Hunters Association is increasing the cash award amount to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest or issuance of a citation for the poaching of a bull moose on the Chesnimnus unit in Wallowa County. Pledges from OHA chapters across the state have poured in to increase the award…

Salmon protection bill calls for lethal removal of sea lions

Salmon protection bill calls for lethal removal of sea lions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If a bill to protect wild salmon passed without exception last week by the U.S. Senate is also approved by the House of Representatives, it would allow Oregon to kill up to 100 California sea lions a year at the Bonneville Dam and Willamette Falls. The measure was supported by senators of…