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UCFD sends crews to California blaze

- Hermiston firefighters assist with massive California wildfire

Hermiston navigates special education changes after split from ESD

- Hermiston navigates special education changes after split from ESD

This app is bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S

- Hermiston students create app with goal of helping recognize missing people

Murdock has early lead in Umatilla County commissioner race


As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, George Murdock had a 500-vote lead over challenger Rick Pullen in his bid for another term on the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners.

That lead is enough to secure the position after an e...

Female veterans discuss their experiences in the military


Staff Writer

Many people balance military service with parenthood. But having to breastfeed while wearing a bulletproof vest is an experience that belongs to a limited group of service members.

Amber Randall,...

Longtime Hermiston resident marks first ballot as U.S. citizen


For Juana Ortiz, filling out her ballot on Friday morning was a special occasion.

The longtime Hermiston resident was voting in the U.S. for the first time, after becoming a citizen in 2016.

“I decide...

Hermiston School Board picks new member

- Brent Pitney appointed as newest member of Hermiston School Board

Instructor at Two Rivers Correctional Institution wins state award

- Hays teaches inmates at TRCI, draws on own background

Hermiston FFA brings home medals

- Four Hermiston students medal in Veterinary Sciences

Hermiston man pleads guilty to two stabbings

- Hermiston man changes plea to guilty for June stabbing

School ratings show some growth on test scores

- New ratings put Umatilla County schools around, below state average

City code enforcement department takes educational approach


Most people in Hermiston have noticed the gas station on Highway 395, with broken windows and an awning in shambles, and wondered why no one has taken it down.

As Hermiston’s code enforcement officers will t...

Head start works to bridge the kindergarten gap

- Hermiston Head Start classes get kids ready for social, academic sides of kindergarten

Students quiz Wyden on health care, college costs

- Hermiston High School hosts Ron Wyden for town hall meeting

Hermiston updates nuisance policies

- Hermiston adds one code enforcement officer, will target livability and beautification issues

Measure 103: Grocery tax ban would amend state constitution


Oregon has long been known as the “no-sales-tax” state. In November, voters will decide if they want to keep it that way.

Measure 103 proposes a constitutional ban on taxing all grocery items within t...

Ellwood returns to Hermiston for homecoming festivities during cancer treatment

- Cancer treatment is going well for Hermiston homecoming princess

Marching band a study in multitasking

- Hermiston Marching Band prepares for late-season competitions

Running, singing and dancing for the arts

- Rocky Heights Elementary School performer kicks off arts fundraising week

Counties look at joint transit plan

- Umatilla, Morrow counties consider future public transit developments

Port of Morrow gets statewide business benefit

- Port of Morrow qualifies for statewide program to develop industrial site

Montana man arrested for kidnap in Hermiston

- Montana man arrested in Hermiston, incident started in The Dalles

Coming Home: Homecoming brings school together

- Hermiston Homecoming a time for school spirit, community

School kiosks aim to keep parents in the loop

- Hermiston provides public stations, parents can check grades

Hermiston test scores around state average

- Hermiston sees slight uptick in test scores

Hermiston School Board hires Mooney

- Mooney is Hermiston’s new superintendent

Courts face growing need for interpreters

- Umatilla, Morrow courts mirror statewide need for indigenous interpreters

Umatilla students bury time capsule

- Umatilla students put junk food, photos in time capsule

Mooney will be appointed Hermiston superintendent

- Hermiston superintendent to be hired, board member resigns

Hermiston class helps speakers of indigenous languages acclimate

- Students speaking only Mam, Q’anjob’al and K’iche’ coming from Guatemala

Stanfield schools look at bond projects

- Stanfield School District will go for bond in May 2019

Hermiston School District sued for $38.9 million over concussion


A Hermiston family is suing the Hermiston School District, several coaches and an athletic trainer for $38.9 million, claiming district athletics staff in 2016 allowed their son to play a football game after sustaining a...