Top 10 stories for 2018 in Malheur County

Teachers their supporters protested outside the Treasure Valley Community College in March after the college's decision to fire six instructors. (The Enterprise/File photo)

1. Marijuana comes to Ontario

In November Ontario voters approved 1,923 to 1,460 a measure to lift a ban on retail marijuana sales. 

The vote put the cap on a long saga involving legalized retail sales of marijuana in Ontario that began in 2014 when voters statewide approved a measure legalizing marijuana and opening the door for dispensaries. 

Voters in Malheur County, however, opposed the measure by nearly 70 percent. In Ontario, the vote was 1,588-911 against marijuana sales. A year after the state vote, the Ontario council voted to ban dispensaries. 

Earlier this year a locally-organized petition drive collected enough signatures . . .