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Rural program aims at catching colon cancer

- Free screening kits can help spot and prevent colon cancer

Lamp blamed for Hermiston Adventist Church fire

- No foul play suspected in church fire that did estimated $3 million damage

Hermiston graduates turn the tassel at Toyota Center

- Largest Hermiston class toss caps in a new venue

Hermiston student goes from refugee to valedictorian


When Marvin Hozi walks across the stage to receive his diploma, he knows exactly where his next steps will fall.

But Hozi, one of 10 Hermiston High School valedictorians in the class of 2018, faced a tougher choice...

School district lays out rules, transportation for graduation

- First graduation at Toyota Center will have some new rules

Hermiston stabbing suspect arraigned for attempted murder

- Victims of stabbing still in intensive care

Hermiston stabbing victims in serious but stable condition

- Two injured, one in custody after incident at local storage unit

Eastern Oregon Telecom execs buy out business

- Hermiston-based internet provider purchased by Joseph Franell, Paul Keeler and Richard Holbo

Longtime Hermiston librarian closes the book on career

- Smalley plans to stay busy in retirement

Narcan becoming common tool for paramedics

- EMTs tell of bringing patients back from brink, many on several occasions

Local districts discuss sexual harassment policies

- Districts say policies do not allow for removal of records, all complaints are investigated

Memorial Day services commemorate sacrifices made, lives lost

- VFW remembers 38 veterans across Umatilla County who died since last Memorial Day

Hermiston Marine remembers 50 fallen comrades with crosses

- Yard display dedicated to those who didn’t return from Iraq War

Stanfield graduates urged to address what’s wrong with the world

- Twenty-nine graduate from Stanfield Saturday

Head Start opens new facility in Hermiston

- New Hermiston Head Start opens, another planned

Head Start opens new facility in Hermiston

- New Hermiston Head Start opens, another planned

Umatilla seniors celebrate plans for higher education

- Three quarters of school’s graduating seniors commit to continued education

Suspect in storage unit burglaries arrested

- Greene arrested in Kennewick, more stolen property may be recovered

Hermiston research night takes new look at teaching

- Students research different aspects of teaching, prepare for college

Creative approaches suggested for school facilities challenges

- Citizens suggest out-of-box approaches at HSD facilities planning meeting

East-West divide exists within Republican party, too

- Despite Buehler’s statewide win, Carpenter resonated with Eastern Oregon

Echo students qualify for national competitions


Meat classification and Argentinian history may not seem to have much common ground, but both subjects are sending Echo students to national competitions this year.

Three high schoolers will travel to Indianapolis...

Houfmuse trial set for October, with new information revealed

- Judge not convinced of self-defense or presumption of guilt, lowers bail

Mental Health Awareness Month takes multi-pronged approach to mental health

- Umatilla shows its students that physical and mental health go together

Hermiston School District explains Battle of the Books withdrawal

- Mooney says withdrawal from book competition had nothing to do with transgender issue

Student Success committee visits Hermiston

- Panel of legislators listen to community concerns, needs for education.

Hermiston elementary schools will skip Battle of the Books because of ‘George’

- Principals cite inappropriate book as reason for pulling schools from state competition

Father drowns while saving son in the Columbia


Juan Carlos Armenta Madrigal gave his life Wednesday evening to save his son from drowning in the chilly water of the Columbia River at the Umatilla Marina.

The boy survived but Madrigal, of Umatilla, did not. He w...

Governor visits site of Hermiston Lamb Weston expansion

- Lamb Weston already recruiting for new facility

Hermiston gets faster access to Dynes plant

- Hermiston council enters judgment with Dynes regarding odor

Umatilla, Echo students explore nature in their own back yards

- Earth Day, Arbor Day celebrations at local schools

Drug Takeback Day aims to limit improper access to prescription medication

- Walden discusses opioid abuse prevention, takeback next week

McNary Heights Elementary awarded for school wellness programs

- Students get 15 minutes of exercise, breakfast to start each school day

Hermiston residents show love for their city

- Annual “I Love My City” service day gets to work