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ONTARIO NEWS November 14
Now, planning gets underway for Ontario's recreation district
According to final unofficial results, voters approved a recreation district by a margin of 534 voters. The recreation district will be governed by a five-member board and will operate independent of the city of Ontario.
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SPORTS November 16
Vikings set for semi-final contest against Rainier
Vale may face one of its toughest tests of the season when it meets the No. 1-ranked and undefeated Columbians at Hermiston High School Saturday.
SPECIAL REPORT: A SICK SYSTEM November 16
What Oregon officials knew about the new crimes of people found criminally insane — and when they knew it
Members of the Psychiatric Security Review Board have said it is not their duty to track what happens to people they set free. But in private, board members and staff pushed to study recidivism and found high rates among people the board frees.
SPECIAL REPORT: A SICK SYSTEM November 16
How we analyzed the outcomes of those freed by Oregon's Psychiatric Security Review Board
The Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica calculated outcomes by reviewing public records collected from the board, courts and state agencies. The analysis is among a handful of recidivism studies of insanity defendants, experts said.
SPECIAL REPORT: A SICK SYSTEM November 16
Oregon board says those found criminally insane rarely commit new crimes. The numbers say otherwise.
The Psychiatric Security Review Board questioned how many people it discharged from state custody returned to crime. But it did not share its findings or change policies even as former clients killed or raped.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT November 16
Economists say you're sending an extra $1 billion into Oregon's treasury
With a strong economy and federal tax cuts, Oregonians and businesses are sending more money than ever to the state. Most will get returned to taxpayers later, but Oregon officials have millions in extra money to use.
EDITORIAL November 15
EDITORIAL: Urban-rural divide poses political challenges for Malheur County
EDITORIAL: Once again, voters in Malheur County in many ways went a different direction than the majority in Oregon. Pounding the table in protest won't change anything.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT November 15
Oregon officials find thousands of addresses, maybe enough for a sixth seat in the U.S. House
The state found 81,600 addresses the U. S. Census didn't have, giving Oregon an estimated 163,200 new residents. That could mean an extra $400 million a year for Oregon government.
COMING UP November 14
Ontario holiday events slated
Coming up near you: CASA of Eastern Oregon open house and painting class, the Festival of Trees, The Lion King JR, holiday bazaars, Thanksgiving dinners and energy assistance.
ONTARIO NEWS November 14
Asian leader taking home lessons from Ontario
Ontario said goodbye last week to an international visitor - Tien Le, from Cần Thó City, Vietnam - who came to eastern Oregon as part of a professional exchange program that provides community leaders with a month-long work placement.
LOCAL EVENTS November 14
Ontario's Four Rivers Cultural Center hosts local production that examines internment era
“Hold These Truths,” a one-man play based on a true story of a Japanese American who defied the internment of Japanese citizens during World War II, takes the stage Sunday, Nov. 19.
NYSSA NEWS November 14
Nyssa holiday happenings include youth benefit and dance to mark the annual harvest
Two events celebrating the harvest take place this Saturday -- a Harvest Dinner hosted by the St. Bridget Catholic Youth from 4 to 7 p.m. and the Holiday Bazaar at the Nyssa Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SPORTS GALLERY November 14
Adrian drops close playoff game to Hosanna Christian
Hosanna Christian claims a 46-36 win in a semifinal game Saturday in Klamath Falls. The Antelopes end their season with a 7-4 record.
SPORTS November 14
Nyssa drops second-round playoff game against Amity
The Warriors used an efficient offensive attack to pile up more than 400 yards and bounce the Bulldogs from postseason play.
VALE NEWS November 14
Vale gears up for Moonlight Madness, water plant open house and trap shoot
Moonlight Madness kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. in downtown Vale. Vale officials will also mark the end of a major water project beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the airport.
LOCAL NEWS November 14
Readers share their thoughts on why Ontario approved pot repeal
We collected responses from our readers why voters in Ontario, generally considered a conservative community, repealed the city ban on recreational marijuana sales by a wide margin.
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