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MALHEUR COUNTY JUSTICE September 4
Parents of deceased inmate claim wrongful death in lawsuit against state
Wynn Puckey died in March while incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution. His parents are now suing the state Department of Corrections, claiming his death could – and should – have been prevented.
FreeCOVID IN MLAHEUR COUNTY September 4
Researchers head to wastewater plant in Ontario for clues about virus
Scientists have found that studying wastewater can detect a virus outbreak quickly. Ontario is among Oregon cities where that research will be put into practice.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS September 4
From students: Jordan Valley schools adjusting, and glad to be back
In-person classes and a school assembly, face coverings required. Two students write about Jordan Valley's return to the classroom.
FreeCOMMUNITY OPINION September 3
What do YOU want in local election coverage? Tell us
The Malheur Enterprise is seeking reader opinions about news coverage of the general election, now just 60 days away. Share what you think are key local issues, what questions you would ask candidates, and what information you want from your professional news team based in Vale.
FreeEDITORIAL September 3
OPINION: Malheur County, let's unite to get behind kids and get them back in school
As the school year starts, Malheur County students for the most part are stuck where they were last spring - at home, on a computer. A determined effort by the community is the way to change that. Squabbling and quarreling among us won't put one more kid in a classroom.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 3
Longtime Malheur County travel agency reels from the impact of Covid
Iseri Travel Agency in Ontario used to be a busy business but the pandemic slashed travel domestically and internationally. Now the agency - an Ontario staple since 1952 - is struggling to keep afloat as the Covid crisis rolls into its sixth month.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS September 3
Nyssa students go to class, at home
The Nyssa School District began distance learning last Wednesday. It's better planned and better executed than last year, but still a new experience for all involved, according to educators.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 2
Malheur County Covid infection rate continues to climb
The weekly positive rate for the county was 44.8% - way above the state benchmark of 4.1%. To lower the positive rate, more testing is needed. However, there is a nationwide shortage of Covid tests.
OBITUARIES September 2
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Ruth Irene Walsh DeLong, Louis Castro, Todd Leslie York, Larry Lee Meeker, Steven David Meier, Asencion A Rodriguez, Steven L. Michael, Jane Marie Rudy, Mike (Michael) Davis, Harlen Garner, Connie Colleen Meyers, Albert “Ray” Stoaks
EMPLOYMENT September 2
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Construction Laborer, Foreman, Geiser Grand Hotel, Lifeways , Head Librarian
PUBLIC NOTICES September 2
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court, Estate of Herman John Jungk, Estate of Myrtle E. Belisle, Vale Oregon Irrigation District
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY September 2
Former Ontario man cleared after more than a decade under a legal cloud
Earl Bain was at work at an auto repair business when he got a call from his lawyers. They had news. He was going to be pardoned, cleared of a crime that put him in prison for six years. This is the account of how Bain fought for years to establish he was innocent.
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION September 2
Malheur County educators share advice to keep kids engaged in long-distance schooling
A survey by the Enterprise showed six out of 10 respondents were concerned about the ability of their students to stay focused during the upcoming school year.

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