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BREAKING NEWS February 29
Oregon reports a likely first case of coronavirus - a worker at a Lake Oswego school
Oregon health officials Friday evening said a Washington County resident is hospitalized and in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus. The individual, not identified, may have exposed students and staff at a Lake Oswego elementary school, which is closing.
OREGON LEGISLATURE February 28
Legislature's top lawyer says missing Republicans likely aren't immune from subpoenas to return
Republicans in the Oregon House have insisted they can't be forced to return to the Capitol to help the Legislature finish its work. The Legislature's top lawyer said Friday that's not so, but what happens next remains unclear.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT February 28
Oregon state agencies step up preparations to deal with coronavirus
More than 70 Oregonians who traveled recently to China are being monitored for symptoms of a virus that has spread across the globe. A top Oregon state health said Friday, "There’s still a lot we don’t know about this virus."
YOUR COMMUNITY February 28
MALHEUR MOVERS: Nickie Shira - stirred to act for Adrian's kids, future
It was the loss of stadium lights to old age – and then the closure of the town’s only grocery store – that inspired Nickie Shira to join a group of local people and get involved to help create a civic action program called Adrian 2040.
NYSSA NEWS February 28
NYSSA NEWS: Local church hosting show to help parents navigate digital age
Nyssa Christian Fellowship is hosting “Connect,” a documentary regarding social media and parenting in the digital age at 7 p.m. this Thursday. Click for more Nyssa news.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS February 28
Border board is ready to hand out money to boost local economy
A grant of up to $25,000 is ready for Malheur County people or groups who have a good idea to help the local economy.
OREGON LEGISLATURE February 28
House Democrats try legal force to drag Republicans back to Capitol
As a boycott disrupts Oregon legislative action, another day goes by on Thursday with no floor action in the House or Senate. State representatives from the Republican party now may find themselves face-to-face with a process server.
EDITORIAL February 27
EDITORIAL: Working together, we can find ways to help homeless
Local experts pulled back the curtain for the community last week to tell about homelessness, as they appeared on a panel put together by the Malheur Enterprise. A local task force could be the platform on which to build even more progress.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT February 27
County has contested races for commissioner, sheriff as deadline looms
Two contested races will be on the local ballot for the May primary: Malheur County commissioner and county sheriff. Both are four-year terms.
YOUR COMMUNITY February 27
Local experts address Malheur County homelessness, point to broad efforts
The forum featured a panel of four representatives from several local service agencies including Community in Action, Lifeways Behavioral Health, the Oregon Department of Human Services and the city of Ontario.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS February 27
Spellers, organizers abuzz as Nyssa spelling bee nears
The fourth annual Malheur County Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, March 12, at Nyssa Elementary School, and is open to the public.
YOUR COMMUNITY February 27
County residents reflect on Sen. Jeff Merkley event
The stop was one of nine Merkley held around the state to update residents on his work in Congress, and to give locals a chance to have a conversation about challenges facing Oregon and the country.
YOUR COMMUNITY February 27
Eddy Pearcy-Thiel on a mission with Citizens Coalition
The Citizens Coalition of Ontario sponsored three town hall meetings last year where city council members delivered presentations and answered questions.
OREGON LEGISLATURE February 27
As Republican walkout in Salem enters day 3, both sides dig in their heels
Legislative leaders have expressed little appetite for further compromise. But there are hints a deal is in the works.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS February 27
Local grapplers qualify for state tournament
Nine Ontario wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, five wrestlers qualified from Vale and 11 wrestlers qualified for state in Nyssa.
COMMUNITY NEWS February 26
Country music royalty coming to dazzle Ontario next week
Carlene Carter will light up the night at the Meyer McLean Performing Arts Theater at the Four Rivers Cultural Center on Thursday, March, 5, at 7 p.m.
BUSINESS February 26
Rancher takes up reins of county Cattlemen’s Association
Laramie Stipe, who works as a loan officer at Columbia Bank in Ontario, said he wants to highlight the concerns of the local cattle producer.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS February 26
Burns gets by Vale in district hoop action
The Vikings defeated Burns twice during the regular season but Saturday in La Grande the Hilanders posted a 34-32 win to claim the district title and a first-round playoff home game.
YOUR COMMUNITY February 26
Census in Malheur County: reaching out to 'hard to count'
Local groups and nonprofits are ramping up efforts to count everyone in the county as the 2020 Census nears. This isn't just about numbers. It's about getting a share of state and federal revenue.
EMPLOYMENT February 26
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include lifeguards, General Ranch Worker
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS February 26
Riverside ends Vale boys' season
The Pirates took advantage of Vale turnovers to claim the victory.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS February 26
Ontario High School hit with bullying allegations, teacher departures
Ontario School District officials said they are taking seriously allegations by a departing high school teacher while disputing his characterizations.
OREGON LEGISLATURE February 26
Oregon waits as game of political poker plays out at the Capitol
With House Republicans joining their Senate colleagues in boycotting legislative work, the Legislature is missing needed bodies to vote. Killing a climate change proposal is their objective and Democrats insist they won't bow.
PUBLIC NOTICES February 26
Publications from local governments, private parties
Orchards Water Co, Farmers Supply Cooperative, Estate of Robert R. Richter
OREGON LEGISLATURE February 25
Political climate change hits Capitol as House Republicans abandon daily session
The Oregon House convened with one Republican representative on the floor Tuesday morning - not enough to make a quorum. The test of wills over climate change legislation is disrupting the Senate as well.
COMMENTARY February 25
COMMENTARY: County official doesn't think key records serve a public interest. Do you agree?
The Malheur County Economic Development Department continues to charge fees to get its government documents, saying there's no public interest to be served with the records and no reason to void the fees. We'd like your opinion.
OREGON LEGISLATURE February 24
Finger pointing was prime product at Legislature Monday as Senate Republicans bolt
Senate Republicans jammed a stick in the legislative machinery Monday, bringing the Senate to a halt. They insist voters should have the final say on climate change legislation and put major legislation in peril to make their point.
BREAKING NEWS February 24
Findley, other Republican senators boycott session after greenhouse gas bill advances
The Oregon Legislature's Joint Ways and Means Committee voted Monday morning to send the controversial greenhouse gas legislation to the Senate floor. Republicans in the Senate intend to boycott the session.

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