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Dec 31 2018 thru Jan 6 2019
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Walden votes to reopen government
The Hood River lawmaker, who represents Oregon's 2nd Congressional District, joined six other Republicans Thursday to support a spending package for seven federal agencies.
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Rodney Ervin Williams, Sharon Hill
State investigation determines Oregon legislative leaders ignored sexual harassment claims
A report released Thursday by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found legislative leaders knew about sexual harassment issues in the Capitol as early as 2011, but failed to act swiftly or effectively.
Malheur County lawmaker sees another legislative session where Republicans will be forced to play defense
State Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, said voters across the region should prepare for more taxes, including a levy to address the state's carbon footprint, when the 2019 Legislature convenes later this month.
Across Malheur County, local leaders list their top goals for 2019
From completing construction on a new middle school in Vale to boosting enrollment at Treasure Valley Community College, officials weigh in on what they see as the most important goals for the new year.
Ontario police chief resigns
Chief Cal Kunz delivered his resignation to the city Dec. 26. Kunz's last day is Jan. 9.
County court throws its muscle behind marijuana tax proposal
Elected officials signed off on a resolution Wednesday that asks Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Legislature to support a nearly six-fold increase in the voter-approved city sales tax on retail marijuana sales.
Nyssa couple delivers county's first baby of the year
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario celebrated the arrival of the first baby born at the hospital in 2019. Parents Berenise Salgado and Lorenzo Fuentes of Nyssa welcomed their new son on New Year's Day at 3:54 a.m.
Money to construct Nyssa rail reload center delayed
Local officials, though, believe the $23 million to frame the facility will be released by the state transportation department in March, setting the stage for an ambitious building program.
Top 10 stories for 2018 in Malheur County
The year 2018 produced big stories for Malheur County, from the politics of marijuana to the massive fire that destroyed the Dentinger feed mill in Vale. Here are the Top 10.
They're hiring - local job openings
Available openings include Highway Maintenance
Publications from local governments, private parties
Deed of Trust, Notice of sale, Estate of ERNEST WILEY VAN MATRE, Malheur County Court, City of Vale Public meeting, Ironside Rural Road District
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Two Nyssa wrestlers place in the top four at Reno tournament
The Nyssa Bulldogs wrestling team wound up in 26th place out of 85 teams from different states at the Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno last week. Two Bulldogs finished in the top four at the tournament.
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