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Sep 21 2020 thru Sep 27 2020

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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 26
Malheur County's courthouse to get new air system, thanks to pandemic relief money
The ventilation project in Vale will include the courthouse, jail and juvenile corrections. The county is projected to spend $150,000.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY September 25
Malheur County plans massive Covid testing event in October
The testing site, set at the Malheur County Fairgrounds, will be open to those without symptoms of the infection. The event will kick off Oct. 14.
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 24
Potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus promises relief but key questions shadow effort
How potent the vaccine will be in terms of protection and whether the general public will accept and use the serum remain unknown.
ONTARIO CRIME September 24
Stabbing of Black man in Ontario results in federal hate crime charge
A Colorado man already facing state charges for a racist attack in Ontario has now been charged with a federal hate crime. The victim, who drew wide community support after the attack last year, has since moved away.
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 24
Malheur County sees jump in liquor sales during pandemic
Liquor sales in Malheur County compared to last year have grown since March, when bars and restaurants were forced to close or reduce their operations.
ONTARIO CRIME September 24
Ontario man charged with attempted murder for separate assaults
Ontario resident Luis Manuel Palomares was arrested and subsequently booked into the Malheur County Jail early Wednesday morning following two assaults with a gun.
FreeNATURAL RESOURCES September 23
Air tanker crash kills pilot near Emmett
The single-engine aircraft went down near the Schill Fire in Gem County Tuesday evening. Federal officials are investigating the crash.
OBITUARIES September 23
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Justine (Dusty) G. Bennett, Lindy Dean Dentinger, Linda Hoodjer, Wallace F. Kent, Richard Keller, Janice A. Roggenkamp, LaVerne Wesley DeJongh, Marvin Randal Peterson, Donald Archie Doersch, Jaylene June Tolman, Nicanor M. Martinez
EMPLOYMENT September 23
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Hops distribution, Geiser Grand Hotel, tvcrn, Head Librarian, Lifeways , Car Cleaner, Tower House Coffee, Recruiting Coordinator, Math Lab Coordinator, Foreman
PUBLIC NOTICES September 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
Storage Auction, Malheur County SWCD, Federal Communications Commission
MALHEUR COUNTY ELECTIONS September 23
Malheur county clerk's office flags common errors voters make that get ballots rejected
Voters should follow directions posted on the ballot envelope and remember if they have questions to contact the clerk's office.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY September 23
PHOTOS: Vale ceremony recognizes prisoners of war, missing in action
A new memorial highway sign displayed at a ceremony in Vale last Friday, along with several speakers, paid tribute to the hundreds of Oregonians who have been prisoners of war or missing in action from World War I to the Vietnam War
AROUND OREGON September 21
AROUND OREGON: Rash of Oregon arson cases fuels fear, conspiracy theories during devastating wildfires
Police and court records show none of those accused in recent arson cases have ties to left- or right-wing groups or appear to have been motivated by politics.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY September 21
Malheur County now alone on state's watch list for Covid
The number of new Covid infections in Malheur County continues to mount at more than 100 per week, leaving the county a long way from getting off the state's watch list. Umatilla and Morrow counties, once with rates higher than Malheur County, were dropped from the list Friday.

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