Category: Local News

LGPD Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10AM – 2PM the La Grande Police Department, partnering with the Union County Safe Communities Coalition, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and...

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Governor looks to fill Baker County District Attorney vacancy

Governor Kate Brown announced today that she is inviting applications for the position of Baker County District Attorney, to fill a vacancy created by her appointment of District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff to the Baker County Circuit Court. Governor Brown intends to fill the...

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New Superintendent at Powder River Correctional Facility

Colette S. Peters, Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC), announced the appointment of Tom McLay as the Superintendent of Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF) in Baker City. The appointment was effective October 1, 2019. McLay has over 18 years of...

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Oregon Senators call for financial certainty for rural counties

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and 27 of their Senate colleagues today requested that any end-of-year legislation include at least a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and the Secure...

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Armed robbery at gas station in La Grande

On Monday, September 30, 2019 at approximately 6:49 PM the La Grande Police Department received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery that had just occurred at By-Rite Texaco at 2112 Island Avenue in La Grande. Police officers quickly responded and received a detailed...

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This autumn may see more controlled burns in Oregon

Cool, rainy weather across much of the state has allowed the first controlled burns to be lit in parts of Oregon. New rules governing smoke may allow more of these burns than in the past. Oregon Department of Forestry officials believe increasing the amount of burning will help...

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New license plate raises funds to help wildlife migration

Dedicated funds are critical for implementing projects to support safe wildlife migration. The non-profit Oregon Wildlife Foundation (OWF) is currently selling vouchers for a Watch for Wildlife license plate featuring a mule deer and Cascade Range mountain in the background....

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Candidate filing opens today in Oregon

The 2020 election is upon us. Candidate filing for offices on the May 19, 2020 Primary Election opened today. We will be voting for President, US Senator, and US Representative. Oregon offices up for a vote include Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and Attorney General....

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More than $2.7 million awarded in Cultural Trust grants

Cultural organizations across Oregon will receive more than $2.7 million in funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust in FY2020 thanks to the generosity of citizens who invested in the state’s cultural tax credit. The awards include a total of $682,005 to the Cultural Trust’s five...

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