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Traffic stop leads to marijuana bust in Union County

An Oregon State Police traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, along Interstate 84 near North Powder led to the arrest of a Portland resident. The trooper found approximately 3 lbs of marijuana inside the rented car. March 26, at approximately 12:30 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2013 Ford Fusion displaying Arizona license plates...

Log truck crashes into river west of Elgin

About a mile west of Elgin, along Highway 204, a log truck driver lost control of the truck and it landed on its side in Phillips Creek. The driver, Justin Wright from Summerville, recieved minor injuries. According to Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Walt Anderson, Monday, March 24, the Freightliner truck pulling a loaded log...

Greg Walden introduces bill to stop travel management rule

LA GRANDE, Ore. — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden today announced he has introduced the Forest Access in Rural Communities Act (H.R. 4272) to stop the problematic travel management rule on national forests in the West and promote local control over future proposals to restrict forest access. “For too long, the input and wishes of local...

Bob Davies accepts position at Murray State University

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies has accepted the president’s position at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. beginning July 14. The MSU board of regents voted unanimously today to confirm Davies as the university’s 13th president. He interviewed with officials and constituency groups...

Report shows increase in low-wage job vacancies in Eastern Oregon

Private employers in eastern Oregon were looking to fill about 1,250 job vacancies at any given time during 2013, according to new annual figures from the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. Roughly half offered starting wages below $10 per hour and few required more than a high school diploma. The Job Vacancy Survey...

Governor Kitzhaber appoints new DA Kelsie Davis McDaniel

In January, Governor Kitzhaber announced the acceptance for Union County District Attorney applications. The current DA at the time, Tim Thompson declared his retirement will take effect February 28th. The Governor looked at applications based on merit and concluded that Kelsie Davis McDaniel will be the new Union County District...
Recently in Baker County Report shows increase in low-wage job vacancies in Eastern Oregon
Report shows increase in low-wage job vacancies in Eastern Oregon Private employers in eastern Oregon were looking to fill about 1,250 job vacancies at any given time during 2013, according to new annual figures from the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. Roughly half offered starting wages below $10 per hour and few required more than a high school...
Recently in Union County La Grande School District appoints new High School Principal
La Grande School District appoints new High School Principal Following an extensive hiring process the La Grande School District Superintendent Larry Glaze recommended to the School Board to approve the hire of a new Principal for La Grande High School. The current Principal Andrea Waldrop announced her retirement effective June 30th of this year, making the position...
Recently in Northwest Greg Walden introduces bill to stop travel management rule
Greg Walden introduces bill to stop travel management rule LA GRANDE, Ore. — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden today announced he has introduced the Forest Access in Rural Communities Act (H.R. 4272) to stop the problematic travel management rule on national forests in the West and promote local control over future proposals to restrict forest access. “For too long,...
Recently in National Explosion at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others
Explosion at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(MCEWEN, Tenn.) — One person is dead and three other people have been seriously injured in a fiery explosion Wednesday at a Tennessee ammunition plant. Now under control, according to officials, the fire destroyed Rio Ammunition in McEwen, Tenn. The plant is owned by the...