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UMATILLA — After a power outage at Two Rivers Correctional Institution left approximately 600 inmates largely in darkness on the prison’s east side for more than a week during a surge in COVID-19 cases, the power is “back and running as normal,” Jennifer Black, a communications manager for the Oregon Department of Corrections, said in an email to the East Oregonian on Thursday, Dec. 24.

UMATILLA COUNTY — Just weeks after its removal, Umatilla County became the first county to be returned to the state’s COVID-19 watchlist on Friday, Oct. 9, Gov. Kate Brown announced in a press release.

As temperatures reach over 100 degrees, the city of Hermiston is reminding residents to sign up for the EyeOnWater app to help them save money…

Helps is available for those who have lost their jobs or are otherwise struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some re…