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HEPPNER — The Morrow County Board of Commissioners has formally declared a drought in the county and formally asked Gov. Kate Brown for state support.

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Worldwide, 2020 was a year that seems likely to feature prominently in the history books of the future, and Umatilla and Morrow counties were not immune to the flood of news. The following is …

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UMATILLA COUNTY — State Rep. Greg Smith and state Sen. Bill Hansell are facing some unusual circumstances in their reelection bids — a Democratic challenge.

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David Dunn returned Sunday, Sept. 20, from his second trip to Clackamas County, where he dropped off much-needed supplies to help those affected by the fires that have devastated Western and S…

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The smoke that has inundated Eastern Oregon is a daily reminder of the massive wildfires that are threatening lives and property west of the Cascade Mountains, and Umatilla County fire departm…

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Smoke from wildfires burning around Oregon and nearby states has pushed Hermiston’s air quality to hazardous levels over the past week.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation became the latest law enforcement agency to implore people to stop spreading misinformation about the wildfires burning in Oregon and other West Coast state…

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PENDLETON — A staff shortage at the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office means District Attorney Dan Primus is taking up more cases in the courtroom himself.

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced this week that $150 million is available to certain counties hit by severe winter storms and flooding this year, including Umati…

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The arrests of dozens of locals in January for drug crimes was the result of one confidential informant who received more than $27,000 for working with police.

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Operation Wildfire, a January drug bust by the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team, put 65 people from Umatilla, Morrow, Union and Gilliam counties behind bars. It also sent a wave of chi…

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Firefighters from Umatilla County are in California, helping battle a blaze that has been called one of the most destructive in state history.

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Months of intense heat and smoky skies are not expected to diminish Oregon’s potato crop, with farmers across the state predicting average to above-average yields heading into the bulk of harvest.

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When it seems like the entire state is on fire, it’s only natural that people want to show their support to the firefighters working to keep the flames at bay.

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Highway 730 was closed from Cold Springs Junction to Wallula Junction for most of the day Monday as agencies battled a wildfire that grew to more than 10,500 acres by the evening.

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The monthly American Red Cross blood drive is Monday, Jan. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Medical Center, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston.