Joseph overturns ban on pot sales

OLCC not accepting applications, dispensary not likely until 2020

In one of the tightest races of last week’s election day, the City of Joseph … Read more

Community rallies to help families

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion spearheads relief efforts for Typhoon Yutu families

By Audrey Love The Observer Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Marianas Islands on Oct. … Read more

Imbler students salute veterans with annual assembly

Imbler School District students closed their Chromebooks and textbooks late Friday morning and opened their … Read more

BRIEFS: Union City Council to meet Nov. 13

UNION — The Union City Council will meet Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting. The … Read more

Women veterans share their perspective on military life

Today, women represent more than 15 percent of armed service members and 9 percent of … Read more

EOU student establishes student veteran club after serving in Afghanistan

9/11, Chris Talbert made a decision that many Americans made: to enlist in the military. … Read more

Dreams of being a knight leads to life in Marines

McDowell talks about his role in the intelligence field

One little boy’s dream of becoming a knight never truly changed. Growing up surrounded by … Read more

Hunting with heroes

Brothers assist wounded veterans in successful elk hunt

Three hundred and forty-six. The number is one Jeff Grende of North Powder may never … Read more

Incumbent Justin Rock keeps seat on La Grande City Council

La Grande City Councilor Justin Rock will retain his position on the council after Tuesday … Read more

Barreto keeps state representative position

Acknowledges Republicans will have a bigger challenge moving forward as they become super minority

Incumbent Greg Barreto will keep his seat as State Representative for District 58. In Tuesday … Read more

The results are in:

Wes Williams takes down incumbent Mona Williams in hotly contested judicial race

In one of Northeast Oregon’s closest races, Wes Williams has eked out a win against … Read more

Brookshire, McMillan win Union City Council races

Incumbent Walt Brookshire and political newcomer Leslie McMillan won the two contested races for positions … Read more

Walden defeats McLeod-Skinner for 2nd Congressional District

Greg Walden wins 11th term with 56.6 percent of the vote, compared to McLeod-Skinner’s 39.2 percent

Incumbent Greg Walden defeated Jamie McLeod-Skinner Tuesday night, but his challenger received more votes than … Read more

Imbler voters pass anti-marijuana measure

No commercial marijuana production or processing plants will be operating in Imbler anytime in the … Read more

Wallowa County votes solidly for conservative candidates

Wallowa County voters chose John Hillock for county commissioner during the 2018 midterm elections Tuesday. … Read more

Duffy secures third term as Elgin mayor

Elgin Mayor Allan Duffy has secured his third term as the city’s mayor, according to … Read more

Dewey set to return to Imbler City Council

Teressa Dewey will soon begin her second term on the Imbler City Council — more … Read more

Union County passes Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance

Union County became one of eight counties in Oregon to pass a controversial Second Amendment … Read more

Watch D.O.G.S. make impact in students’ lives at Enterprise Elementary

The Enterprise School District had struggled with low attendance for years, but in the 2017-18 … Read more

VA providing support for caregivers

Serving as a caregiver for a loved one can be a daunting and draining challenge, … Read more

Art Center East incorporates culture and community with Día de los Muertos event

The first two days of November denote a colorful, festive Día de los Muertos holiday … Read more

Baker County Major Crime investigating death of 2-year-old boy

The Baker County Major Crime Team is continuing its investigation into the death of a … Read more

POLICE LOG: November 5, 2018

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to 13 calls for medical … Read more

BRIEFS: Power outage affected Elgin area Friday

ELGIN — A power outage affected 160 customers in the Elgin area Nov. 2, according … Read more

Market Place Family Fresh to open March 1

From receiving a controversial $500,000 loan from the Urban Renewal Agency in 2014 to its … Read more

Elgin High School journalism class hands-on in producing student newspaper

Husky Tracks gains traction as student-produced newspaper

Slow and steady is the mantra Elgin High School’s journalism class has been following in … Read more

Union and Wallowa county voter turnout higher than state average

Voter turnout in Union and Wallowa counties is outpacing the statewide turnout as of the … Read more

BRIEFS: Imbler School Boards meets in Island City

ISLAND CITY — The Imbler School District Board of Directors will meet for a work … Read more

Safety in churches: faith community responds to shooting

Editor's note: This article has been updated with the correct name for Al Trachsel. After … Read more

Nonprofit arts organizations bring $1.2 million to Northeast Oregon

A study commissioned by Americans for the Arts found that nonprofit arts and culture generated … Read more

Two old jails remaining in Elgin likely to become part of museum cente

Two links to Elgin’s law enforcement history may someday be tourist attractions. Plans are being … Read more

LGPD takes proactive measures to ensure Halloween safety

Aside from the innocuous frights typical of roaming darkened neighborhood streets on Halloween night, it’s … Read more

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