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Hermiston police remain committed to body cams

- Department nearing end of five-year contract; chief hopes to see it extended.

Executive team takes leadership of Umatilla County health


Umatilla County approved a plan to keep someone in charge of its public health department. Actually, two people.

The department’s last administrator, Jim Setzer, resigned a month ago, marking the third perso...

Treatment court offers way out of addiction


Alaska Koski liked what she saw Friday in Umatilla County’s new drug treatment court.

“I think it looked really supportive,” she said. “No one claps for you in regular court.”

DA charges Stanfield couple with 37 counts of animal neglect


Husband and wife Richard Tyrone Ruiz and Martina Garcia Ruiz of Stanfield each face 37 counts of animal neglect stemming from a recent police investigation.

Stanfield police arrested the couple on Aug. 19 at their ...

Local sheriffs join support to end Oregon’s sanctuary law

- 16 of Oregon’s 36 sheriffs urge end to state’s sanctuary statue

Three dozen dogs, two children removed from Stanfield home

- Four arrested, charged with child and animal neglect

PAWS pulls tax district proposal


The tax to fund a Umatilla County animal control district will not appear on the November ballot.

The Pioneer Humane Society, which operates the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter, worked on a petition to put the ini...

Judge Temple off criminal cases in circuit court revamp

- Other judges will assign non-criminal cases to Temple