UMATILLA — Political pundits may wring their hands about rural American communities in decline, but Umatilla is one small town that’s not going anywhere.

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How do you plan to vote on the Hermiston School District bond in November?

Hermiston School District plans to go out for a $82.7 million bond that will not raise taxes but will extend the time period the district will be paying off its bonds. The money would replace Rocky Heights Elementary School with a larger school, build a new elementary school on Theater Lane and expand Hermiston High School.

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