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Sep 16 2019 thru Sep 22 2019

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 21
Bulldogs win their second league game of soccer season
The Nyssa boys soccer team defeats Ukiah/Long River and takes on McCall at home on Saturday, Sept. 21.
OREGON GOVERNMENT September 20
State legislator takes break from service to donate - a kidney
For Tiffiny Mitchell, election to public office last fall cleared the way to reach another goal of saving a life with a very personal donation.
PHOTO GALLERY September 19
PHOTOS: Vale contains Ontario's high-octane offense to post 41-30 victory
Vale used its vaunted running game to take control of a close non-league prep contest Friday night. See anyone you know?
PUBLIC SAFETY September 19
Two die in U.S. Highway 20 crash west of Vale
A Medford man and a California resident died in the head-on accident early Wednesday afternoon. Two other passengers were seriously injured.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS September 19
New Mexican restaurant in Ontario started off as a food truck
Owners of La Pasadita food truck in Ontario opened up Two Aces, a new Mexican restaurant, at 2880 S.W. 4th Ave last month.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 19
Want to become a U.S. citizen? Free prep classes return to Ontario Public Library this fall
Registration is now open for free classes to help prepare applicants for the U.S. citizenship interview and exam. Classes start Sept. 24 and run through Nov. 26. every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ontario Public Library.
OREGON POLITICS September 19
Brown drops special session on Oregon death penalty law
Governor says there wasn’t enough support for changes to the measure; Republican leaders say it’s a ‘lost opportunity’ for victims.
EDUCATION September 18
PHOTOS: Nyssa High shows off pride at homecoming parade
Nyssa High School is celebrating homecoming this week. Check out photos of the homecoming parade that floated its way through town Wednesday afternoon.
STATE NEWS September 18
Boquist content to break political china to make his points
With headlines and national attention, state Sen. Brian Boquist seemed to be a politician out of control. A closer look shows someone of introspection who can get along to set state policy.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 18
It's homecoming week at Nyssa High School
Nyssa High School's homecoming game is set for Friday, and the town is ready to cheer. Susan Barton's column updates readers on activities in Nyssa.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 18
Vale uses run game to stymie Tigers
The Vikings beat the Tigers 41-30 at a home game for Vale Friday, Sept. 13.
YOUR COMMUNITY September 18
Ontario ceremony honored 9/11 victims
A ceremony last Wednesday, Sept. 11, in front of Ontario City Hall marked the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
PUBLIC SAFETY September 18
Area schools grapple with vaping as federal government considers e-cigarette ban
As state and federal authorities weigh in on vaping crisis that has led to seven deaths across the nation, local schools work to curb electronic cigarette use among students.
STATE NEWS September 18
Gov. Brown's top lawyer declines judicial appointment amid allegations he pressured records advocate
Misha Isaak had been tapped by Gov. Kate Brown for a seat on the Oregon Court of Appeals, but turned down the job Tuesday, citing risk of damage to his reputation if he accepted under a cloud.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 18
No strangers in Vale-Nyssa volleyball matchup
Nyssa and Vale will go head to head at a volleyball match Thursday. At the home game for Nyssa, Bulldogs coach Maddie Speelman will be reunited with her former coach, Vale's Shannon Steele.
WATCHDOG September 17
CASE CLOSED: In Oregon campaign investigations, 'I did not do it' is all it takes
Officials including current candidates for Oregon secretary of state see the state lagging in followup on campaign spending complaints, which often are resolved with little – or no – actual investigation. Cited as examples in an Oregonian/OregonLive investigative piece are situations involving Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer, former state Rep. Deborah Boone, and state Rep. Greg Smith of Heppner
DEATHS September 17
Farmworker, 32, killed by machinery in Brogan
José Vázquez López was killed after an accident with a machine rolling drip tape on McGourty Farms.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT September 17
Malheur County faces need to borrow $2 million to make rail project run
Malheur County's economic development officials are scrambling to find $2 million to borrow to buy land for the Nyssa rail project and future industry. The county's plan to have the state pay for all the ground fell apart, leaving the Treasure Valley Reload Center project possibly going into debt before the first onion is shipped.
PHOTO GALLERY September 16
PHOTOS: The sights and sounds of summer were still present at the Vale rodeo grounds
The rodeo was back in Vale over the weekend, with Bulls and Broncs bucking riders once again. Who do you see that you know?
COMMUNITY NEWS September 16
PHOTOS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration at Four Rivers Cultural Center
Four Rivers Cultural Center hosted its seventh annual Mexican Independence Day Celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Today – the 16th – Mexico is celebrating their independence from Spanish rule nearly 200 years ago.

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