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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 28
THE LATEST: Coronavirus news from around Oregon and the NW
ROUND UP: Get all the latest local and regional news coverage from the Malheur Enterprise and other news organizations in one place.
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 28
As Oregon stations lose workers, plea to lift self-service gas ban is answered
As COVID-19 spread in Oregon, workers at gas stations increasingly were reluctant to pump gas and have contact with customers. On Saturday, state officials lifted the ban on self-service fueling to ensure essential workers could get gas.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 28
State clears way for self-service gasoline across Oregon - for now
Under new rules announced Saturday, Salem drivers can fuel their vehicles on their own as Oregon becomes a self-service state through at least April 11.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 27
Malheur County Circuit Court still open but some hearings are postponed
Jury trials are still on the docket for those who are in custody and have not waived or entered a plea. Other non-essential hearings, though, will be rescheduled.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 27
Schools required to provide child care to emergency workers during coronavirus closure
Providing child care to emergency management personnel such as emergency workers and healthcare professionals is one task outlined for Malheur County schools by Gov. Kate Brown, however, as local schools work to rollout their programs, there is currently little demand for such services.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 27
Have SNAP? You can now purchase groceries online from Amazon, Walmart
Oregon is now one of five states where SNAP recipients can use benefits to pay for eligible groceries from Walmart and Amazon online.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 27
PHOTOS: Here's how Ontario is making sure students are getting fed during school closures.
Erica Trinidad-Teran and her colleagues are hand delivering meals to some areas where students are unable to make it to the weekday pick-up sites.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 26
THE LATEST: Headlines from around Oregon, the NW on the outbreak
DIGEST: Get all the latest local and regional news coverage from the Malheur Enterprise and other news organizations in one place.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 26
Malheur County decides to limit spending, expand paid leave for employees
The Malheur County Court approved a number of measures Wednesday in response to the coronavirus crisis. A need for supplies for first responders will eat into the already-diminished contingency fund.
ONTARIO March 26
New solar farm project planned in Ontario
Ryan Sheehy, president of Fleet Development, the Enterprise-based company developing the project, said that the solar farm is still in the design phase, and the company is working to get it approved by the Oregon Community Solar Program. The Oregon Community Solar Program facilitates access to solar power for customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power and Idaho Power.
MALHEUR COUNTY ELECTIONS March 26
Jacobs enters race for Malheur County commissioner
Ron Jacobs joins Jim Mendiola in the May primary race to unseat incumbent commissioner Larry Wilson. All three men are running on the Republican ticket. Ontario resident Byron Shock is running on the Democratic ticket for commissioner.
COMMUNITY NEWS March 26
These teenage entrepreneurs from Adrian want to be the next big thing
The four friends – Aiden Spiers, Ethan Sheets, Giles Garner and Wade Bond – put their creativity and savings toward Twisted Sage Hat Co., a business venture that's already got them clients from several states.
FreeOREGON STATE NEWS March 25
A little good news - Oregon taxpayers get reprieve to July 15 to file personal returns with the state
Gov. Kate Brown says that the deadline for returns is extended to July, quarterly payments on 2020 taxes will still be due starting April 15. A legislator's comment about cash-flow problems for the state drew a sharp rebuke from Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 25
Ontario City Council allows dispensaries to remain open - if they obey governor's orders
The council created the authority to suspend any dispensary’s operations if it violates directives laid out by Gov. Kate Brown that prohibit large gatherings and requires businesses to enforce social distancing – keeping people six feet apart.
MALHEUR COUNTY ARTS March 25
Vale arts nonprofit debuts contest
Stuck at home? Get creative with art in your yard for a chance to win prizes through the Drexel H. Foundation.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 25
Here’s how you can get help from DHS during the COVID-19 crisis
DHS is encouraging clients to fill out forms online. Here’s a Q&A to walk you through it. While most of the agency’s employees are working from home, the building remains open.
EMPLOYMENT March 25
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Teaching Vacancies and General Ranch Worker.
PUBLIC NOTICES March 25
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Jesus Eduardo Vazquez Lopez, Estate of Jacob William Elfering, Estate of Susan Ann Carlson, Notice of Sale, Summons, Building Code
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY March 25
Local law enforcement officials say rumors about border closure are unfounded, waste of time
The Ontario and Nyssa Police Departments as well as the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police have made official statements about the rumors, assuring the public that they are in fact false and that the border remains open.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 25
Local business owners in Malheur County brace for impact after shutdown
Tracy Hammond lives and breathes her business. Now the Vintage Rose owner, like many other local business owners, fears that a closure that goes on for too long will leave her in debt for months.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT March 25
Malheur County scraps one land deal, as reload dates get extended
Malheur County will not move ahead on a two-year-old plan to buy a 76-acre parcel owned by Nyssa Industries, officials decided March 17.
FreeYOUR COMMUNITY March 25
NYSSA NEWS: Library goes live, pantry goes drive-up
The Nyssa Public Library and the city's food pantry are finding creative ways to keep serving patrons during the pandemic.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 25
Full economic toll of the virus in Malheur County still a big question mark
It will take months, said a state economist, to understand how much of an impact the COVID-19 virus outbreak will have on the state. But across the county, local businesses are already feeling the good – and the bad.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 25
Ontario hospital and state official gear up as patients seek testing
County health officials urge patients seeking testing to first go to a primary care doctor instead of overwhelming the ER at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 24
Officials say Payette County woman has COVID-19, employer based in Ontario
Idaho officials announced Tuesday evening that a woman employed by an area construction company has been diagnosed with COVID-19 out of Payette County. The employee worked for RVP Construction, an Ontario company specializing in countertops. The company reported in a Facebook post that eight other employees had "similar illnesses."
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 24
Malheur County businesses, government offices shut doors to thwart COVID
Following Gov. Kate Brown's statewide order, Malheur County residents face new requirements to stay home except for essential chores. Meanwhile, restaurants and retail businesses are struggling with closures or partial closures, and government offices are limiting access to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 23
Governor quits pleading, directs Oregonians to stay home and more businesses to close
Gov. Kate Brown issued a new executive order that will stop even the most modest social gathering and will force a whole new range of businesses to hang up their "Closed" signs. The order adds to the upending of life in Oregon as the state confronts the COVID-19 disease.
FreeCoronavirus Outbreak March 23
City of Ontario cancels emergency meeting on possible closure of local dispensaries
City elected leaders will wait to see what new restrictions Gov. Kate Brown will announce later today. The city will hold its regular city council meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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