Phil Wright

  • Phone 541-966-0833
  • Email Send Mail
  • Dep Newsroom

Cops and bloggers: Stanfield police test creative tone with arrest report

- Some appreciate department’s light take on prowling arrest, others call it public shaming

The cost per vote in commissioner race? A cup of coffee.

- Candidates’ campaigns spent an average of $2 per vote in May primary, with challenger John Shafer spending about $3.60 per vote received

Standoff ends with arrest of Hermiston shooting suspect


A Hermiston man, suspected in a recent shooting, is in custody Thursday after a long standoff with police.

Local and Oregon State Police worked together to bring in Alex Luis Ahumada after he barricaded himself Wed...

Shafer unseats Givens in Umatilla County Commissioner race

- George Murdock will face off against Rick Pullen again in November

Umatilla County paying $43,000 for May election

- Outsourcing reduces errors in 42,519 ballots sent out

Certifications on the hook for Umatilla County corrections officers


Two corrections officers in Umatilla County’s two state prisons are facing the revocation of their state public safety certifications.

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Oregon Department of Public Safe...

Hermiston crash leads to arrest of burglary suspect

- Two remain at large after burglary, crash

Wheatridge wind farm seeks bigger turbine blades


NextEra Energy Resources wants taller blades on turbines at its Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility sites in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

NextEra, based in Florida, bought the development rights for the 292-turbine w...

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...

FAQ: What the OSU Extension Service District means for voters

- How much it costs, what it will provide and who makes the call