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Mar 19 2018 thru Mar 25 2018

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SPECIAL REPORT: HIDDEN CHILDREN March 24
Citizens with power keep eye on government's care of foster children
The local Citizen Review Board questions state officials, parents and others to ensure that a child in foster care is getting all the help possible. The board needs more volunteers.
Entertainment March 22
Free tickets available for Ontario guitar performance
The Malheur Enterprise teams up with Four Rivers Cultural Center to offer 20 free tickets for Hiroya Tsukamoto's concert Saturday night at the center. Let us treat you to a first-rate performance.
THE VOICE OF MALHEUR COUNTY March 22
Two UO graduates to join Malheur Enterprise news team after successful fund drive
The addition of two full-time reporting interns this summer will transform the tiny Vale newspaper into one of the largest news teams in Eastern Oregon.
EDITORIAL March 22
Saint Alphonsus improvements a welcome investment in Malheur County
Officials at the Ontario hospital last week pulled back the curtains on new patient rooms that look in some ways more like a hotel room. Millions were put into the work.
SPECIAL REPORT: HIDDEN CHILDREN March 21
'Foster care changed my life'
She was abused by her father, testified at his criminal trial, and then started a new life with a foster parent who wouldn't give up on her.
SPECIAL REPORT: HIDDEN CHILDREN March 21
She's 10, she's adopted, and now she wants to help Malheur County foster children
"Anna's Wish" gets underway in Malheur County to help one girl realize the dream of helping other foster children. She knows from experience what they need.
COLUMN March 21
Still, the Rajneeshees continue to find their way into publisher's life
A Netflix series provides a documentary look at the days of the Rajneeshees in Oregon. Publisher Les Zaitz was part of the original journalist team that investigated the operation.
YOUR GOVERNMENT March 21
TVCC contract released - can you help?
Officials at Treasure Valley Community College on Wednesday afternoon released the new contract after refusing for days to disclose its terms.
SCHOOLS March 21
After delays, new Vale Middle School project is good to go
A ground breaking ceremony scheduled for Thursday will usher in the opening phase of a project that will eventually include eight classrooms, a media center and a 900-seat gym.
BREAKING NEWS March 21
Treasure Valley administrators, faculty union approve new contract
The Treasure Valley Community College board approved a new contract covering 40 faculty members last night. The approval comes on the heel of the union approving the contract on a 20-16 vote Monday night.
YOUR GOVERNMENT March 21
Ontario residents get chance to quiz leaders on sales tax
A Town Hall on Thursday, March 29, at Four Rivers Cultural Center is hosted by the Malheur Enterprise and will provide a platform for citizen engagement on contentious proposal.
COMMUNITY March 21
Malheur Enterprise web site design a 'labor of love' for Oregon native
A Coos Bay native linked up with Publisher Les Zaitz to help create the Enterprise's new internet presence in an endeavor that consumed more than a year's worth of work.
YOUR GOVERNMENT March 21
Merkley takes the long way home - through Jordan Valley
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley visits remote Jordan Valley for a Town Hall session that attracts more than 60 people where subjects as varied as land use and guns were discussed.
EMPLOYMENT March 21
Our help wanteds
SCHOOLS March 21
No walkout for Malheur County students but plenty of unity
Local schools mark national day protesting gun violence with assemblies that promote inclusiveness instead of division
SPORTS ROUNDUP March 21
See how your favorite Malheur County team performed as spring sports started
Includes Harper track and field, Vale golf, Ontario golf, Nyssa softball, Vale track and field, Nyssa golf, Jordan Valley track and field and Ontario tennis.
PUBLIC NOTICES March 21
Probate No. 6030 NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON For the County of Malheur The Estate of ESIQUIO MARTINEZ
These public notices are published as required by law to give the community access to important information.
COMMUNITY EVENT March 21
Four Rivers Cultural Center to host renowned singer, composer
Hiroya Tsukamoto, noted composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter will perform at the Ontario center this Saturday.
COMMUNITY NEWS March 21
Free class in Ontario for those looking to know more about Medicare
Learn of the week's events at the Vale Senior Center, find out about the 2018 Spring Into Wellness Fair starting this week in Harper and order some berries from Adrian's FFA.
YOUR GOVERNMENT March 21
Treasure Valley Community College wants $200,000 more from students
The Ontario college, struggling to cover costs as enrollment drops, is considering a new tuition increase that would impact students with lab classes.
LOCAL SPORTS March 21
Ontario girls start new track season with win
With track and field teams representing Nyssa and Adrian along with other Oregon and Idaho schools, the Ontario girls picked up team honors with the opening meet of the season, the Icebreaker.
SPECIAL REPORT: HIDDEN CHILDREN March 21
Former foster child tells of years of abuse, neglect and how she survived
She is heading for college, graduating from high school and graduating from Oregon's foster care system. Breanne tells about life on the move.
BREAKING NEWS March 20
Divided faculty at Treasure Valley Community Valley says yes to a new pay deal
Ratification by the teachers moves the deal one step closer to finality, with the college's board expected to give its stamp of approval Tuesday night.
YOUR GOVERNMENT March 19
Faculty at Treasure Valley Community College voting on new contract that could prevent strike
Members of the Treasure Valley Education Association are voting on whether to accept terms of a proposed pay deal. The union and college officials are staying mum about what are the terms or the costs to taxpayers.
GALLERY March 19
Nyssa and Adrian track teams visit Ontario for Icebreaker to start season
True to the meet's name, the temperatures and wind made for a cool day as Adrian and Nyssa joined host Ontario and a number of Oregon and Idaho teams to start the track and field season.

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