COMMENTARY: Starting as a reporter just days after high school graduation, Les Zaitz has been a journalist in Oregon for 50 years. His thoughts about those years and the future of news.
Author: By Les Zaitz - The Enterprise
The highway between Vale and Burns is closed on Monday, June 12, as state crews deal with several slides that covered the highway east of Juntura. The Oregon Department of Transportation said in a statement early Monday that the closure is expected to last several days.
State Sen. Lynn Findley continued efforts to stall Oregon Senate action but the move cost him a chance to keep his office another term.
Republican legislators developed a sudden concern that summaries of legislation aren’t readable. Their statements on the issue don’t pass readability muster, the Enteeprise found.
School districts across Malheur County are operating without school boards after members resigned. They did so ahead of a deadline to file new ethics statements. A county board is expected to appoint many back to their seats.
NYSSA MOURNS – Thousands attend the celebration of life ceremony on Saturday, April 22, to honor Joseph “JJ” Johnson. The reserve police corporal died a week earler, killed while on duty for the Nyssa Police Department.
NYSSA MOURNS: Police officers, firefighters and medics escorted the family of Joseph “JJ” Johnson from Ontario to Nyssa on Saturday, April 22, for a public memorial. Along the 12-mile route, people stood quietly, some holding flags, others saluting out of respect.
NYSSA MOURNS: Here’s information on where the procession will travel on Saturday, April 15, in honor of Joseph “JJ” Johnson along with details on parking and seating at the Nyssa ceremony.
NYSSA MOURNS: At a traditional high school track meet, the athletes, coaches and spectators stood for a moment of silence on Friday, April 21. They were remembered Joseph “JJ” Johnson, the reserve corporal from the Nyssa Police Department who died on duty Saturday, April 15.
A procession in honor of slain police Cpl. Joseph Johnson will move through Ontario on Saturday, April 22, before travelng to Nyssa. Scores of police and fire vehicles from across the West are expected to join the procession.