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Sep 23 2019 thru Sep 29 2019

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PHOTO GALLERY September 28
PHOTOS: Nyssa elementary students hit the dance floor for Rock and Roll Day
Kids and parents cut a rug at the elementary school in Nyssa during Rock and Roll Day on Friday, Sept. 27.
OREGON GOVERNMENT September 28
UPDATE: As crisis looms, Oregon officials propose vaping ban
State health officials want Oregon stop the sale of vaping products as investigations in continue into mounting cases of illnesses and deaths. Those who vape have been asked by authorities, including Gov. Kate Brown, to voluntarily stop vaping.
EDUCATION September 27
PHOTOS: Ontario High parade makes a comeback
The Tigers showed off their pride at a homecoming parade Friday afternoon. It's the high school's first homecoming parade in at least a few decades.
NEWS September 27
Oregon Health Authority, Gov. Brown urge people to quit vaping
On Thursday Sept. 26, the Oregon Health Authority issued a warning to those using electronic cigarettes and vaping products following a second vaping related death in the state.
MALHEUR COUNTY LABOR September 27
When wildfires erupt, Malheur County farmworkers shift to fire team duty
The BLM's Snake River Valley Fire program has recruited farmworkers for over 50 years. Generations have returned to the summer work, providing officials a ready corps of experienced firefighters.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS September 26
SAIF to issue $1 million in refunds for Malheur County businesses
Local businesses will receive a total of $1,115,669, an average of $2,040 per business in Malheur County.
OBITUARIES September 26
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Kathleen Ann Inman, Jentina Nelson, Steven Vowels, John R. Pittz, Ruben R. Castillo, Raul M. Alejandro, Barbara G. Domby
EDITORIAL September 26
EDITORIAL: Malheur County judge must take stand for honesty
EDITORIAL: With citizens so questioning of government, every effort is needed to ensure trust in local government. Malheur County Judge Dan Joyce is at a pivotal point to underscore truth and honesty in local affairs.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 26
In surprise move, Ontario's football coach resigns
Ontario School District officials announced Thursday morning that Tony Cade, Ontario High School's head football coach, resigned. No reason was provided in the district's statement.
PUBLIC NOTICES September 26
Publications from local governments, private parties
Summons, Statement of Ownership
OREGON OUTDOORS September 26
Vale's eagle experts fight for better care for the big birds
Citing their years of experience, a Vale couple believes government authorities are releasing rehabilitated golden eagles with scant chances for survival in wild.
OREGON GOVERNMENT September 26
Once a foster child, Maryland leader takes on troubled Oregon program
Oregon's child welfare program is getting a new director, charged with managing the care of 7,000 children in foster settings. Rebecca Jones Gaston said she brings a sense of urgency to her new job.
SPORTS September 25
Baker/Powder Valley soccer teams overpower Nyssa
Bulldog girls and boys teams leave Baker County Tuesday with losses. The Bulldogs will travel to Irrigon this weekend for more league action.
OREGON GOVERNMENT September 25
Oregon transportation agency gets new chief at challenging time
Kris Strickler is poised to become the next director of the Oregon Transportation Department. He takes on an agency trying to shift a culture for thousands of employees.
YOUR GOVERNMENT September 25
Taxes and jobs were the focus of Findley's local coffee hours
State Rep. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) held informal coffee hours in Nyssa and Vale where he heard from constituents who were mostly concern with new taxes and a decreasing workforce.
EMPLOYMENT September 25
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available Maintenance, Qualified Roofers, Coaching Positions
HEALTH NEWS September 25
Merkley acts to to rope in vaping products as illnesses mount
Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to pull flavored electronic cigarette products off the market as well as to regulate cartridge based products. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley explains his move in an interview with the Enterprise.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS September 25
Students in Malheur County post declining scores, with exceptions
The Adrian School District and Ontario Middle School posted gains in state testing year over year, but recently-released data shows local students trailing performance against state averages.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 25
Prep soccer action in Malheur County heats up
This week was a wild ride for the Ontario, Nyssa boys, girls soccer teams.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 25
Vale FFA Foundation to hold annual auction Saturday Oct. 12
There will be over 100 items up for bid, including two donated rifles, and goods baked by Vale FFA chapter members.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT September 24
Investigation finds no harassment, but Ontario board members face criticism
The Ontario School Board Monday voted to release the results of an investigation into allegations of harassment of school officials by board members. The 11-page report finds no evidence of racial or sexual discrimination, but does admonish two board members for other conduct.
BUSINESS September 24
Amal's food truck is closing until next spring
The Middle Eastern-inspired food truck run by refugees in Ontario is closing for the season. It's the only place in town with falafel and shawarmas. Haven't tried it yet? You have until Friday.
SPORTS September 23
PHOTO GALLERY: Nyssa Homecoming Game
The Nyssa Bulldogs played a home game against the Lakeview Honkers Friday, Sept. 20. Nyssa beat Lakeview 42-8. See if you can spot any of your friends in these photos.
SPORTS September 23
Bulldogs bite the Honkers at homecoming game
The Bulldogs played strong from the start, leading to a 42-8 win against the Lakeview Honkers in the non-league game Friday, Sept. 20.

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