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Jun 10 2019 thru Jun 16 2019

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DOME DIGEST June 15
DOME DIGEST: Immigrants rights, drunk driving and youth suicide
Changes in Oregon law that you probably haven't heard about are headed to the governor's desk and then into the books. We do the homework for you to catch you up on changes that could affect your life.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS June 15
Six Vikings collect all-league honors
Three baseball and three softball players gain conference-wide acclaim. Meanwhile, Vale softball coach Cirbi Morrison collects coach of the year honors.
MALHEUR COUNTY June 14
Crews clear road to Owyhee Reservoir
Mudslides produced by a severe thunderstorm Wednesday blocked off Owyhee Lake Road in several places. Road crews from across the county were able to reopen the road late Thursday.
PHOTO GALLERY June 14
PHOTO GALLERY: A Vale street turns into a mini-festival for arts and health
Despite warm temperatures, the city street in front of the Vale Hotel in Vale was lined with booths serving up giveaways and advice for better living. Local artists were featured as well - on easels and on stage. Who do you know in these photos?
OREGON LEGISLATURE June 14
Oregon's tobacco taxes to go up - if voters say so
Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders are hoping voters approve a $2 per pack tax hike to fund the Oregon Health Plan.
YOUR COMMUNITY June 14
Volunteer gardeners unite to help local domestic violence center
Individuals from 23 states and two Canadian provinces joined effort to build playground and create garden at Project DOVE in Ontario last week.
PUBLIC SAFETY June 14
New Ontario police chief eager to engage with the community
Steven Romero stepped into the top cop slot last week. A former lieutenant for the Hawthorne Police Department in California, Romero said he wants the Ontario department to be a "benchmark" for the Treasure Valley.
PUBLIC NOTICES June 14
Publications from local governments, private parties
Mineral interest, Notice of sale, Court Proceedings, Meetings, Estate of Equilla J. Carter, Sheriff's Sale, Vegetation control, Estate of Kenneth D. Price, Budget Meetings.
SPORTS June 13
Nyssa's Trujillo selected to prestigious national youth softball squad
The Bulldog senior will part of U.S. team set to play tournaments across Italy this summer. Th Nyssa infielder was recently named to the All-Eastern Oregon League team for the second year in a row.
BREAKING NEWS June 13
Slides maroon campers, church camp attendees at Owyhee Reservoir
More than 100 people are trapped because a series of mud slides shut down Owyhee Lake Road Wednesday night in the wake of a vicious thunderstorm.
VALE NEWS June 13
Art in the park, senior dance set in Vale
Kids can help spruce up Wadleigh Park on Flag Day – June 14 – while seniors can enjoy dancing this weekend in Vale.
OREGON LEGISLATURE June 13
Air horns of protest can’t stall legislative action on Oregon climate bill
An environmental plan that will dramatically change industry in Oregon and could drive up gas prices for everyone cleared a key hurdle in Salem Wednesday.
EDITORIAL June 13
EDITORIAL: Time for outside audit of Malheur County's economic development shop
EDITORIAL: Malheur County's economic development operation has generated many questions in recent months. It's handled a lot of public money in ways that require more justification than so far has been provided. Independent auditors could provide the honest assessment needed.
OBITUARIES June 13
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Darlene Cassie Allen, Anna Elfering, Larry Larsson, Timothy Charles Eviston, Grace Mieko Murata, Suzanne Bergam, Harold H. “Butch” Davies, Randy Lee Simmons, John J. Buehler, Randall Carl Elms
YOUR COMMUNITY June 13
Kickin' and snortin,' the Nyssa Nite Rodeo kicks off this weekend
The annual event starts Friday at the Oregon Trail Arena. The hometown rodeo will feature bulls and broncs and a parade marking the event is slated Saturday.
NYSSA NEWS June 12
Rodeo, books, sitter tips coming to Nyssa
Summer is getting off to a busy start with the annual Nyssa Nite Rodeo, activities at the library, and a special class for young babysitters.
EMPLOYMENT June 12
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include: Farm work,Labore, Ditchrider, Teaching, Building Supervisor, Instructional Designer, Harvest Helper,Director of Caldwell, Roofer, Multiple Positions.
COMMUNITY June 12
Tryouts set for anthem singers for Vale's 4th of July Rodeo
Local vocalists can compete this Friday evening to earn a spot singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Vale's 4th of July Rodeo.
YOUR COMMUNITY June 12
Better late than never: Vale veteran receives diploma after 70 years
Robert Szczepanski was honing in on graduation when he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. For the next seven decades he dreamed of receiving his diploma. Then family and friends stepped in to make the 90-year-old Vale resident's wish come true.
ONTARIO June 12
Building boom pushed by marijuana hits Ontario
Marijuana merchants expect to hire more people and new stores are planned across town. Elected Ontario leaders, though, are not sure what the building binge will mean for the future.
ONTARIO June 12
Ontario temporarily closes splash pad
While the weather's getting hotter, area kids will have to wait until at least Friday to cool off in Ontario's new splash pad as repairs are under way.
OREGON LEGISLATURE June 12
For Oregon, it's the last straw - plastic, that is
Next year, plastic straws will be an extra you have to request. Legislators have approved restrictions on straws and also plastic bags.
PUBLIC SAFETY June 11
Sheriff's office investigating Girl Scout camp incident
Brian Wolfe, Malheur County Sheriff, released few details regarding a reported assault of an eight-year-old girl Saturday night in Vale.
OREGON POLITICS June 10
Democrats in Oregon Legislature face angry union members after tough vote to cut pensions
Unions, loyal financial backers of Oregon Democrats, feel betrayed and consider putting their political money elsewhere.

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