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Union County drought conditions could lead to disaster program eligibility

Continuing dry weather throughout Union County has led livestock producers to be concerned with current drought condition classification. The 2014 Farm Bill provides for implementation of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) whenever a county is rated at a D2 (severe drought) for 8 consecutive weeks...

Courts agree additional federal regulation of forest roads not required

A federal judge’s ruling on Friday aligned with an earlier U.S. Supreme Court ruling that federal permits are not necessary in addition to the system Oregon uses to protect streams from storm runoff from roads in forests. “We are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court and now the U.S. District Court...

Idaho driver arrested outside of La Grande after citizen complaints

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a Nampa, Idaho man Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges after citizen complaints of a driver harassing other motorists led to an attempt to elude and a struggle with troopers along Interstate 84 west of La Grande. On September 2, 2014 at approximately 3:33 PM, an...

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,...

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...

Police asking for public’s help in hit & run crash near Baker City

Oregon State Police (OSP) and ODOT are asking for the public’s help to locate the vehicle and involved driver in a hit-and-run crash last Thursday night in the Baker City area. The vehicle caused extensive guardrail damage before leaving the scene. On January 2, 2014 at approximately 11:00 PM, OSP...

Phone scammers impersonating Oregon State Police troopers

The Oregon State Police has received complaints regarding telephone calls from individuals claiming to be OSP troopers or representatives seeking money in association with dropping criminal charges, clearing arrest warrants, or threats of arrest if demands are not met. Reports from other law enforcement...

Amber Alert activated for missing Kennewick girl

UPDATE: Oregon is ending it’s participation in the AMBER ALERT for the child abducted from Kennewick, Washington. Authorities believe the parties are no longer in Oregon. For further information in regards to this incident contact the Kennewick Police Department at (509) 528-9131. At the request of...

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