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Apr 23 2018 thru Apr 29 2018

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BREAKING NEWS April 27
Ontario to cut police, fire jobs under budget approved Thursday
BREAKING NEWS -- UPDATED: Struggling with the city budget, city officials have proposed cutting jobs and cutting the Recreation Department loose while adding a new fee to city residents.
EDITORIAL April 26
Public has higher expectations for leaders in Malheur County
EDITORIAL: The recent incidents involving Ontario community leaders underscore the public nature of civic service.
YOUR GOVERNMENT April 26
No vote needed: Ontario City Council can act on its own to approve pot dispensaries
Previously city leaders said the council could lift its existing edict banning dispensaries but a public vote was necessary to decide whether the pot shops could open and be taxed. But a 2017 revision to state law eliminated the requirement for an extra public vote.
YOUR COMMUNITY April 25
Passion for cannibis prompts effort for Ontario ballot inititive
Ontario's Jim Forrester thinks marijuana dispensaries in Ontario will help with the city's revenue challenges. Now the 36-year-old is preparing to launch a campaign to put the issue before voters in November.
YOUR COMMUNITY April 25
Get ready for some fun at the annual Nyssa Volunteer Fire Department dinner and auction
Annual event kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Nyssa Eagles at 2nd Street and Bower Avenue.
YOUR GOVERNMENT April 25
College plans to slash spending to meet projected enrollment drop
It is good news, bad news for the college as fewer students on campus has become a pattern but a feared tuition hike will be avoided.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR April 25
Ontario needs to live within budget and the FBI oversteps line
LETTERS: Ontario resident Ann Fitch-Schiemer provides her view on the proposed Ontario sales tax and Vale's Craig Siddoway states the FBI was wrong in searching President Trump's personal attorney.
OBITUARIES April 25
Lois Marie Bronson (Affeld), James Oliver Burris, Jean Worrell Williams,Lawrence R. Mendiola,Susan Dean
YOUR COMMUNITY April 25
Friends of the Owyhee ink new pact to safeguard Succor Creek area
Local conservation group aims to preserve and improve popular recreation spot south of Adrian.
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP April 25
The week's action including Nyssa tennis, Adrian track and field, Ontario track and field, Vale golf, Nyssa softball, Nyssa track and field, Vale baseball and Vale track and field
See the results as the local track teams were spread out over Idaho and Oregon and softball and baseball teams took part in league action.
YOUR SCHOOLS April 25
Future business leaders from Malheur County schools return from state competition with plenty of trophy hardware
Area Future Business Leaders of America students clinched accolades in business, management and information technology competitions at state conference April 6 in Portland.
EMPLOYMENT April 25
They're hiring - local job openings
LOCAL SPORTS April 25
Nyssa baseball is finally back home
The Nyssa baseball team is now playing games on a home field after the construction of a new field. The Bulldogs took the field last Friday before true home fans.
PUBLIC NOTICES April 25
Information for you from local governments, private parties
COMMUNITY GALLERY April 25
Runners blasted with color for Malheur County's children
More than 250 runners participated in the 9th annual Relief Run Color Blast on Saturday to benefit the Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery in Ontario.
A SICK SYSTEM April 25
Before Montwheeler, Oregon failed to protect the public from a killer found guilty except for insanity
A psychologist warned that a killer and rapist would likely attack again. Then the state released him. Oregon changed the interpretation of state law and he was set free, raising questions about how to manage violent offenders with mental illness.
EXTRA April 25
Oregon board explains why it repeatedly released killer from psychiatric hospital
In response to our questions, the Psychiatric Security Review Board explains why danger alone is not enough to keep violent people with mental illness under state jurisdiction.

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