Category Archives: East Oregonian

Feds tests first nationwide text alert

The first-ever nationwide text message alert takes place Thursday. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Communications Commission are coordinating the test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. Source: Feds tests first nationwide text alert

Pendleton — Oregon’s hub for one week a year

From politicians to civil rights leaders, Pendleton Round-Up draws them. State Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward of Portland got her first cowboy hat Tuesday night. Bill Hansell of Athena, her colleague in the Senate, bought her a hat as a gift, but it was too small. Good thing, then, Steiner Hayward’s friend Kimberly Lindsay of Lexington […]
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Sermon from the mount

Pierce preaches to Two Rivers inmates through breaking wild horse. Though Todd Pierce is used to breaking horses as he preaches sermons, he didn’t have to fight too hard with this one. Pierce and his company, Riding High Ministries, was in Umatilla on Tuesday at Two Rivers Correctional Institution. Source: Sermon from the mount – […]
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Clear eyes, full stomachs, can’t lose

HSD implements free breakfast program for all students. Often touted as the “most important meal of the day,” breakfast is frequently overlooked in favor of more sleep or hurried morning routines. The Hermiston School District hopes to change that and has started offering free breakfast to all students this year. Source: East Oregonian

Columbia River closes all salmon fishing after Wednesday

Low returns of salmon on the Columbia River prompted fishery managers to end salmon fishing after Wednesday. With fall Chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River tracking well below preseason predictions, fishery managers announced Tuesday the Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 to the Hwy 395 Bridge near Pasco, Washington will close for […]
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New crime lab being built in Pendleton

Oregon State Police building $1.25 million facility with expanded services. The fight to keep the Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton is over. Fortis Constriction Inc. of Portland began foundation work of the new lab at 612 Airport Road, directly south of the local state police command. The city of Pendleton on Aug. 31 […]
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The price of life in Eastern Oregon

Rent, utilities, internet, phone, gas, food, health care, child care and more factor into cost of living. Increases in cost of living are easy for some budgets to absorb, but for others a few dollars here and there can make the difference between having the money to pay rent or not. Cost of living can […]
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Brown, Buehler eye Medicaid funding gap

Candidates want broader funding plan, but specific course remains elusive. As the state stares down an $830 million funding gap in the state’s Medicaid program, both gubernatorial candidates say they want to find a long-term funding solution. Source: Brown, Buehler eye Medicaid funding gap – Capital Bureau – East Oregonian

Morrow County looks at land development for housing

Like many communities in Oregon, Morrow County has a housing shortage. A new county-wide project will aim to find out where the gaps are and work to bridge them. On Thursday, a group of city and county representatives had their first meeting for the Buildable Lands Inventory and Housing Analysis to assess available lands, and […]
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New website connects citizens to judicial process

DAs hope to help citizens understand criminal justice system. If you’ve ever been confused by the criminal justice process, the state’s 36 prosecutors have come up with a way to help make the system easier to understand. The Oregon District Attorneys Association has launched a new website (, which aims to teach citizens about the […]
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