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High Speed Chase Involving Stolen Vehicles Results in Arrests

In Ontario, Oregon, a dramatic high-speed chase involving juveniles in stolen vehicles culminated in arrests after a spree of reckless driving and collisions. Ontario Police recovered a stolen vehicle from Idaho, leading to a pursuit of a black SUV. The suspects collided with a pickup and a building before fleeing on foot. One was swiftly […]

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Fatal Crash in Union County

In Union County, tragedy struck on Saturday as Oregon State Police responded to a fatal crash on Highway 203. 38 year old William Curtiss of Union, lost control of his Ford Explorer near milepost 7, striking a bridge abutment after overcorrecting. Curtiss was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The incident, […]

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Oregon News

State Officials Urge Caution with Fireworks

The Oregon State Fire Marshal is urging caution ahead of Independence Day celebrations. With the fireworks season now underway until July 6th, officials emphasize using only legal fireworks from permitted retailers. Also, be sure to check local regulations, as some areas have restrictions to prevent fire risks. Be prepared with water nearby, keep fireworks away […]

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New Ballot Initiative Could Shift Tax Base

A new ballot initiative proposes a significant change in Oregon’s tax landscape. The measure aims to levy higher corporate taxes to fund an annual $750 rebate for every Oregon resident, regardless of age or income. Advocates argue the plan will generate $3.15 billion annually primarily from large corporations, but critics remind everyone that nothing is […]

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Water Rates Rising in Baker City

Baker City residents are advised to brace for water rate increases next month. Adjustments include a 7% increase in the Franchise Fee and rate adjustments linked to last year’s inflation. The Public Safety Fee, making a return this month, adds to the changes ahead of the city’s new budget year. Baker City residents are advised […]

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La Grande Blood Drive A Record-breaker!

La Grande celebrated a record-breaking blood drive with 261 units collected over two days this month, surpassing March’s tally by 18 units. Community volunteers and donors made the achievement possible amid the national blood shortage. Looking ahead, La Grande aims for 300 units at the September drive, with draws scheduled for Baker City and Enterprise […]

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Oregon News

June is Search and Rescue Month in Oregon

June is Search and Rescue Month in Oregon, highlighting crucial safety measures for outdoor enthusiasts. With over 1,000 Search and Rescue missions annually, preparation is key to avoiding incidents. Everyone is advised to stay on marked trails, inform others of their plans, and carry essentials like maps and emergency kits. For more safety tips, visit […]

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Fire Season Underway Officially

The Oregon Department of Forestry has officially declared the start of Fire Season 2024 for private forest lands in northeast Oregon. With temperatures rising and a drying trend expected, fire danger is escalating across the region. The declaration, effective this Saturday, covers over 2 million acres in Union, Baker, Wallowa, and Umatilla counties, along with […]

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Things Could Change for Man Who Previously Pled No Contest in Shooting Case

In Baker City, 53 year old Shawn Greenwood, who previously pleaded no contest to charges related to a fatal 2020 shooting, faces an uncertain legal future. A recent Oregon Court of Appeals ruling allows Greenwood the option to challenge his plea, following allegations of constitutional rights violations during police monitoring of his calls with an […]

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More Wolf Kills Noted

In Wallowa County, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed two more wolf attacks. The incidents, occurring on private land, resulted in the deaths of one ewe on June 11 and one yearling sheep on June 13. These latest attacks bring the total number of confirmed wolf depredations in the county to 11 […]

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