‘We are souls in the dark’: Farmworkers share Oregon housing challenges in new state report
Report recommends better pay and more housing assistance for farmworkers in Morrow County and across the state
Greater Idaho vote sits at edge of Wallowa County recount ahead of ballot deadline
Approval of the ballot measure has remained tight since Election Day, with the yes vote holding an eight-vote lead as of Monday.
Blue Mountain Community College laid them off. Now they could be back as elected board members
The results of last week’s election are the latest turn in an ongoing fight at the community college between its budget writers and staff.
Political opposition to Greater Idaho grows, as the effort holds narrow election lead
Oregon's Wallowa County was one of the first to vote against the idea, but a second referendum put to voters this week showed a 21-vote lead for proponents of the bid to join Idaho.
As PacifiCorp trial wears on, attorneys blame executives for Oregon wildfire inaction
Expert witnesses say the electric utility suffered from a lack of leadership during the 2020 fires.
Oregon governor pledges to address decades of groundwater pollution in Lower Umatilla Basin
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek promises "a new day" to residents affected by three-decade nitrate crisis in Eastern Oregon’s Lower Umatilla Basin.
Ontario BottleDrop takes steps to block Idaho cans and bottles
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative says it checks license plates and IDs to verify if recycling comes from Oregon.
Eastern Oregon community college to end prisoner education program, cut 17 jobs
Two years ago, Blue Mountain Community College teamed up with other colleges across the state to convince the Oregon Department of Corrections to continue the colleges’ adult education and GED programs in state prisons. At a special meeting last week, the BMCC Board of Education voted to end their programs at the direction of the college president.
An Eastern Oregon district does the math and finds way to give teachers ‘life changing’ raises
The new salary scale makes Baker among the best paying districts in a state where the average starting salary is $39,000, according to the Oregon Education Association. The move is making waves as the Legislature mulls a statewide salary floor.
Umatilla police officer no longer works for city after negligence lawsuit
Lawsuit alleges "the police did nothing" after victim provided evidence of sexual assault.