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HERMISTON — The unpaved portion of Theater Lane between Northeast 10th and Northeast Eighth streets will be done sooner and for less money than expected after the Hermiston City Council voted Monday to add it to the water tower project already in progress.

HERMISTON — Hermiston’s first city manager, Tom Harper, died Tuesday at the age of 96. He was one of the final living members of a generation of city leaders who helped move Hermiston from a small town with few paved roads to the largest city in Eastern Oregon.

HERMISTON — The shock of last week’s announcement that Union Pacific Railroad would be laying off nearly 200 employees in Hermiston may still be wearing off, but area organizations are looking at what they can do to help those facing unemployment.


Of all the timeless lessons Martin Luther King Jr. taught the world, an individual's responsibility and power to make the world a better place was a focus of Monday's annual march in Hermiston.

Blame was cast in multiple directions Monday night as the Hermiston City Council and Farm-City Pro Rodeo board discussed delays to construction of an RV park at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, but the bottom line remained the same: the city planning commission has put a moratorium on construction at the site.