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Jun 25 2018 thru Jul 1 2018

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PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY June 29
State workers union says state broke the law with public records release
Oregon’s largest state employee union says the state violated law by not notifying public workers about request for personal information and that some should never have been released. After calls to the office of Gov. Kate Brown, her chief of staff ordered a fresh review of relevant Oregon’s public records law.
YOUR COMMUNITY June 29
Snortin' and buckin,' the Vale rodeo is ready to roll
If you are looking for fun, the renowned 4th of July festival will fit the bill as this small town sets up some big time fun next week.
COLUMN June 29
Singers ready to shine at Vale's 4th of July Rodeo events
Judging an audition for singing the national anthem more complicated than expected, but Vale singers treat song with care.
EDITORIAL June 28
EDITORIAL: Secrecy in Montwheeler case seems to serve state, not public interest
EDITORIAL: The state keeps trying to avoid public access to records regarding Anthony Montwheeler. That serves to limit citizen oversight of sensitive government operations.
OUTDOORS June 28
Local angler lands big catfish in Malheur River
Jacob Mayo pulled a 25-pound lunker out of his favorite fishing hole in Malheur County.
COMMUNITY NEWS June 28
In Adrian, race your ducks or horses
The small town of Adrian plans big 4th of July celebrations, including the popular rubber duck race.
OBITUARIES June 28
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
LaVonne Violet Evins Shaw,Pete Moreno Jr., Dennis R. Hart, Clara Shaw, Kenneth Paul Knothe
PUBLIC NOTICES June 27
Publications from local governments, private parties
County of Malheur, NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE, Weatherization Auditor/Inspector, TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TS NO.: 16-43726
YOUR COMMUNITY June 27
West Nile virus detected near Harper
The mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus were trapped June 14 and the county health department recommends residents takesteps to eliminate breeding grounds for the pests.
WHAT TO DO June 27
Coming up: Live music on tap at Four Rivers
Events this coming week include a retirement party for county planning director, and a pancake feed on the Fourth of July at the Ontario Fire Hall.
ENVIRONMENT June 27
Here's your chance to learn latest on sage-grouse plans
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will be at the Four Rivers Cultural Center at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, to explain how it intends to change plans for managing sage-grouse lands in Oregon.
YOUR COMMUNITY June 27
Two new players jump into effort to lift local marijuana ban
A Portland man and an Ontario resident submitted preliminary ballot measures to repeal pot embargoes in Ontario and Malheur County. Meanwhile, Tate Kapple, a Spokane businessman, pulled his ballot petition to legalize retail marijuana sales in Ontario.
COMMUNITY June 27
Vale's 4th of July Rodeo queen wraps up year with fond memories
Kyla Wright says it's been a whirlwind of parades, games, appearances, and more, representing Vale on the rodeo circuit and in the community.
EMPLOYMENT June 27
They're hiring - local job openings
PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY June 27
Governor considers limiting public records access to some information about state employees
On June 20, Gov. Kate Brown's chief of staff, Nik Blosser, ordered the creation of a working group to recommend whether the governor should change what personal information is barred from public release. Also, all large public records requests must now be reviewed by the governor's office.
NYSSA NEWS June 27
It's time to dance, read and check out that refurbished Nyssa dock
The city of Nyssa and the Oregon Marine Board chip in to fix the popular dock at River Park.
COMMUNITY NEWS June 27
Summit at Pioneer Place prompts state promise
Decline in Medicaid patients worries Pioneer Place Nursing Home and state leaders promise a fix.
YOUR COMMUNITY June 27
Ontario recreation district plan gains momentum
The effort to save city youth sports programs cleared another hurdle last week when the Malheur County Court approved the boundaries for the district and set a final public hearing on the proposal.
YOUR GOVERNMENT June 26
The road is a second home for Vale's Findley
Freshman lawmaker who represents Malheur County in the Oregon House travels extensively across his sprawling rural district to listen to voters and tackle issues.

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