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Apr 1 2019 thru Apr 7 2019

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OREGON LEGISLATURE April 6
Records fight involving Enterprise leads to reform effort at Legislature
Supporters of a bill want to keep public record requesters out of court; opponents worry it puts district attorneys in a difficult legal spot. The legislation follows a 2017 lawsuit by the state against the Malheur Enterprise to block release of public documents.
ONTARIO NEWS April 5
Ontario announces new police chief
A lieutenant from California police department has been named the next police chief for Ontario. City Manager Adam Brown announced the choice Friday morning.
NYSSA NEWS April 5
Student reunion planning, senior dance and paintings on tap for Nyssa
Nyssa alumni will be holding a meeting this Thursday to discuss plans for the July all student reunion. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at Apple Valley Pizza. On Saturday, the Nyssa Senior Center will host its first dance of the month at 6 p.m. Also, the Nyssa Elementary PTO is currently taking orders for “Paws” and “N” paintings until Monday, April 8.
OBITUARIES April 5
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Robert “Bob” White, Leray “Ray” Huff, Katherine E. Stumpf, Antonio Garia, Norma Elaine Reece, Merle M. Maxwell, Winford “Gene” Moore, Lynn Jess Bisby
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 4
Trump, Oregon governor agree: Stick with daylight saving time
Voters won't have a say, but state senators by a big margin have approved changing Oregon's clocks to one year-round system. The legislation, though, excuses Malheur County from participating to keep local clocks aligned with Idaho.
YOUR COMMUNITY April 4
Living out loud: Malheur County man finds success through the help of family, community
Born deaf, Elias Pascacio carved a path of triumph but he didn't do it alone. The Nyssa School District leveraged its resources to help students like Pascacio discover a future with unlimited potential.
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 4
Oregon laws proposed to require safe gun storage, limit age for gun purchases
Hundreds showed up for legislative committee hearings in Salem Tuesday on proposals for gun storage and security and other gun issues.
EMPLOYMENT April 4
They're hiring - local job openings
Available positions include Parts Dismantler, Mill Worker
VALE NEWS April 4
Vale book club examines chilling tale of murders in Osage country
“Killers of the Flower Moon; the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann, will be discussed by the Vale Book Club this Thursday at the home of Carol Spears, 683 Cottage St. S., Vale. Lucy Hutchens will facilitate the discussion.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS April 4
Tigers bite down on the competition at Mac-Hi tourney
Ontario's Lexi Navarrete paced the Ontario softball team during the two-day tournament. The Tigers claimed wins over Yamhill-Carlton, Santiam Christian and Rainier before losing to No. 4-ranked Junction City.
YOUR GOVERNMENT April 4
Bentz seeks to slow down climate bill
State Sen. Cliff Bentz doesn't believe the proposal to limit pollution emissions in Oregon is good for the eastern part of the state. As a member of the minority party, though, Bentz doesn't have the kind leverage he needs to scuttle the plan.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 3
A caring, hard-working Ontario man dies after troubles caught up with him
More than a hundred friends, family members and acquaintances came by to pay their respects to the family of Victor Morales Zavala, 25, who died recently from a police shooting in Ontario.
WATCHDOG April 3
Rail car supply in question for Nyssa shipping center
The Malheur County Economic Development spent years crafting an ambitious plan to build a shipping depot to help local farmers get their produce to east coast markets. The public company won a pledge of $26 million from the state. However, state officials are now asking Malheur County where it will get rail cars for the reload center.
EDUCATION April 3
Malheur County FFA chapters rack up state awards
FFA chapter members across Malheur County found success during the recent Oregon FFA State Convention at the Deschutes Fair and Expo Center in Redmond. Many local students brought home state awards after attending the statewide event of competitions and workshops.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 3
Malheur County County fairgrounds to host cannabis festival
The Stormy Ray Cardholders Foundation will be hosting the Eastern Oregon Cannabis Festival at the Malheur County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20. The event will start at 10 a.m. and go until 10 p.m.
PUBLIC NOTICES April 3
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court Proceedings, Sheriff's Sale
NEWS April 3
Malheur County sheriff and local police check for distracted driving
Local patrols are preparing a major crackdown on inattentive drivers during the next two weeks. The first effort will kick off Thursday, April 4, and includes the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario Police Department, Nyssa Police Department and the Oregon State Police.
EDUCATION April 2
Nyssa school board appoints new superintendent
The Nyssa School Board Monday night named Darren Johnson as its new superintendent, after a week of meetings that left the community wondering who would lead local schools. Johnson will replace Superintendent Jana Iverson beginning July 1.
PUBLIC SAFETY April 2
Nampa woman dies after falling from cliff near Adrian
Amanda Poole, 30, died Saturday night after she lost her footing on a cliff. The Malheur County Sheriff's Office said Poole fell 60 feet and died instantly.
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 1
Oregon voters may get new chance to clamp down on money flowing to politicians
A 20-year-old Oregon court case has blunted campaign spending reform. Now, legislators think they have a way around the road block to limit how much money candidates can take.

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