OREGON GOVERNMENT Aug. 17
First-ever public records survey shows mixed bag for Oregon government transparency practices
The survey, which will become an annual polling, found a wide variety in how government bodies follow public records law.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Aug. 16
New coach gears up for Tiger season
Tony Cade will step behind the helm of the Ontario Tiger football ship this season, replacing former head coach Erik Johnson.
PHOTO GALLERY Aug. 16
PHOTOS: Vale show highlights local talent
The 23rd annual talent show attracted musicians, singers, actors, a storyteller and a dancer to the Rex Theater stage Thursday, Aug. 8
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Aug. 16
Active shooter training is key for area police
Local law enforcement run active shooter training drills at schools and other town venues to prepare for potential mass shootings.
BREAKING NEWS Aug. 15
Human case of West Nile virus detected in Malheur County
A human case of West Nile virus has been detected in Malheur County, according to public health officials. Health officials are advising people in the county to take precautions against mosquito bites.
OREGON GOVERNMENT Aug. 15
Small coastal town mobilizes, gets Oregon governor to retreat from veto threat
The community of Newport thought legislative action would send $4 million its way to start fixing a leaking dam. Gov. Kate Brown said she wasn't going to let the money go. A determined mayor and others changed her mind.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Aug. 15
School's about to start in Malheur County - a snapshot of local districts
Schools open soon across Malheur County, and districts shared their expected enrollment - and goals for the year.
YOUR COMMUNITY Aug. 15
Ontario couple spread love of gardening online
Laura and Aaron LeBoutillier turned a gardening hobby into a full-time job making videos on YouTube for their channel Garden Answer, which has over half a million subscribers.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Aug. 15
Needle exchange program run by Malheur County combats disease, drug use
As a way to tackle Malheur County's high rates of hepatitis C, the Health Department has begun a needle exchange program, providing clean needles and sharps disposal free of charge to intravenous drug users.
ONTARIO Aug. 15
Second marijuana retailer opens in Ontario
Burnt River Farms LLC, a recreational marijuana retailer, is hosting its grand opening Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. The store, which started sales last week, is the second marijuana retailer in Ontario.
YOUR COMMUNITY Aug. 14
Malheur County Fair 2019 FFA awards
FFA students took home a whole host of awards from the 2019 Malheur County Fair. Do you recognize any names on this list?
PUBLIC NOTICES Aug. 14
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of sale
NYSSA SCHOOLS Aug. 14
Nyssa local returns to start teaching career as first day looms
For Mariana Bañuelos, the first day of school is also her first day as a full fledged teacher. Born and raised in Nyssa, Bañuelos wants to give back to the community and be the role model her teachers were for her.
EMPLOYMENT Aug. 14
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Shop Assistant, Caregivers, Assistant Comptroller, Program Assistant
YOUR COMMUNITY Aug. 14
Immigration experts bring pro bono counsel to Ontario
The Four Rivers Health Clinic hosted a free legal clinic Thursday Aug. 8 to meet increased demand for legal counsel locally. The group of representatives from several agencies and law offices locally and from the Portland metro area helped 38 people that day.
WATCHDOG Aug. 14
Malheur County lured company to Ontario with tax break promise, then doesn't deliver
UPDATED: A Boise company says it can't get a straight answer from Malheur County county officials on what happened to a five-year tax break it was told was "no problem." An investigation by the Malheur Enterprise finds the company may be ineligible for what the county offered, and could cost the company more than $300,000.
PHOTO GALLERY Aug. 13
PHOTOS: Vale Middle School open house draws a crowd
The public got to see the interior of the new Vale Middle School for the first time Monday, Aug. 12, during the ribbon cutting and open house. Signs throughout the building thanked those same locals for their approval of the $8 million bond that made the new school possible.
OREGON GOVERNMENT Aug. 12
Oregon state employees sue to stop pension reform that would cost them
The Legislature's effort to rein in costs of the state Public Employee Retirement System hit a snag with employees asking the Oregon Supreme Court to block key changes.