Jayati Ramakrishnan

Reporter

Many teachers around the state will stage walkouts on May 8, to demand better support for education from the Oregon Legislature. But Hermiston and Umatilla’s teachers decided not to participate in the walkout, and instead, teachers from each district will stage a “walk-in,” holding an event to send a message to legislators calling for adequate funding in schools.

When Echo first became a “Tree City USA,” none of the school’s students were born. But as it celebrated its 30th anniversary as a Tree City on Thursday, Echo city staff and teachers taught their youngest residents about the history and science of their local trees, with the hopes that those students will carry on the tradition for many years.

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