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Developer: Store would bring jobs, revenue to community

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Developer Al Adelsberger addresses the Urban Renewal Agency during a work session Monday night detailing a proposed downtown grocery store. Adelsberger is requesting $500,000 in assistance from the Urban Renewal Agency to help the project come to fruition. (PHIL BULLOCK/The Observer)
 

URA hears presentation for $500,000 request to help establish downtown grocery store

Restoring hope.

That was the message developer Al Adelsberger delivered to the Urban Renewal Agency during a presentation for a proposed grocery store in downtown La Grande Monday night.

“The reality is we’re trying to be part of the solution,” Adelsberger said.

 

10 Things to Know for Wednesday, April 2

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Citizen involvement leads to Idaho poaching convictions

A call to Citizens Against Poaching has lead to the conviction of four men who went on a four week killing spree that left more than a dozen deer and three domestic cows dead. Those men must now pay more than $24,000 in fines and penalties.

 

Agency weighs risk, benefits of grocery store project

A message of hope was brought to the City of La Grande Monday night.

Developer Al Adelsberger said his vision to bring a grocery store to downtown La Grande is one he believes can restore hope in the area.

 

10 Things to Know for Tuesday, April 1

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Carter pleads guilty

The man taken into custody following a 5 and 1/2 hour standoff on Leffel Road in north La Grande on Feb. 22  pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of menacing and recklessly endangering another person.

 

New law comes into focus

Conservation agreement vital preservation tool for landowners

BAKER CITY — It is called a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances, or CCAA, and it may just be one of the most significant preservation tools for landowners and cattlemen that you’ve never heard of.

 

New state science standards will challenge students

La Grande High School science teacher Pat Des Jardin offers a thoughtful and intriguing reaction to the news that the State Board of Education has adopted more challenging science standards.

“I’m both excited and terrified,” Des Jardin said.

 

BRIEFLY: PFLAG meets Thursday evening

PFLAG meets Thursday evening 

Union County PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Shelter From the Storm, 1111 Fifth St.

Agenda items include a continuing discussion of community outreach projects.

 

Beauty and the beast

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Mount Joseph looms beyond Wallowa Lake. The photo was taken at 11:30 p.m. on Christmas. It involves 20 35mm f1.8 30-second ISO1600 photos stitched together. (TANNER STEWART photo)
 

Former Enterprise photographer spans the globe to battle human trafficking

Slavery ended with President Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation of the slaves in the 1860s, right? Wrong.

It’s still going strong around the world. Just ask Tanner Stewart. The former Enterprise resident’s life-changing moment occurred in 2012 when he was visiting Bulgaria and a man tried to sell him a baby for $50. 

 

UPDATE: Blast rocks Washington gas plant; 5 workers hurt

A large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers, causing about 400 people to evacuate from nearby farms and homes, and emitting a mushroom cloud of black smoke that was visible for more than a mile.

 

Oregon congressional map pleases both parties

SALEM — The 2010 election gave Oregon an evenly divided House of Representatives and a power-sharing agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and the result was a redistricting process that left both parties relatively happy.

 

10 Things to Know for Monday, March 31

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US government: Industry hampering oil train safety

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the booming oil shale fields on the Northern Plains.

 

Oregon now has 22 licensed medical pot shops

SALEM — Twenty-two Oregon medical marijuana shops have now received state approval as Oregon continues to roll out its registry program.

 
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