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Hermiston councilor’s mother killed by impaired driver

- Hermiston city councilor John Kirwna lost his mother to a crash Nov. 10.

Hermiston gas plant devaluation hits school budgets

- Umatilla County loses about 1 percent of total assessed value.

Echo’s Oktoberfest draws world-traveling guests

- German tourists happen upon town as event begins, pleased at the coincidence.

No charges for Morrow County deputy who shot man

- Grand jury clears Aaron Haak after watching video of Sept. 22 shooting

State police to question Morrow County deputy who shot man


Morrow County District Attorney Justin Nelson said the sheriff’s deputy who shot a man early Friday is about to undergo two days of police interviews.

Nelson also said revealing the deputy’s identity ...