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UNION COUNTY — The doors to their dining rooms may be closed, but this is not preventing Union County restaurant owners from opening their hearts to hundreds of local children during the COVID…

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande City Council unanimously declared a state of emergency Wednesday evening. The move was the first of several actions the council took in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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LA GRANDE — While Gov. Kate Brown's "stay home, save lives" order is necessary, isolation can make it difficult to maintain good mental health.

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PORTLAND — With a public comment period on the operation of Bonneville Power Administration’s 14 hydropower generating dams ending April 13, officials are working to dispel widely held misconc…

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SALEM — State officials don’t trust the data they’ve been providing about Oregon hospitals’ capacity to handle COVID-19 patients, and has stopped providing that information.

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LA GRANDE — Oregon Connections Academy, a public accredited online school, is in a solid position entering April in the midst of COVID-19.

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Wallowa Memorial Hospital (WMH) collaborated with the Wallowa County Commissioners and Wallowa County Sheriff today to produce and post an 8-minute Public Service Announcement video summarizin…

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LA GRANDE — Oregon Department of Transportation crews and contractors are beginning work on a project that will significantly dull the troubles caused by jackknifed trucks in Ladd Canyon.

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ENTERPRISE — Subtle tremors Tuesday afternoon from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake about 15 miles north of Stanley, Idaho, rumbled through Northeast Oregon.

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Following Gov. Kate Brown's executive orders banning gatherings due to the COVID-19 outbreak, local governments and organizations have canceled events and made changes to operations.

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LA GRANDE — Union County is up to three confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, and the Oregon Health Authority reported neighboring Wallowa County now has its first case, while nearby Umatill…

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LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University Foundation announced its largest ever scholarship award, a $700,000 fund to provide various amounts to more than 200 students during the 2020-21 academic year.

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LA GRANDE — As local community centers close due to COVID-19, those who gathered there are looking for new places to meet.

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These are the latest significant local and regional developments of the coronavirus outbreak. Look for more comprehensive coverage of these and other COVID-19 stories on our website, www.lagra…

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LA GRANDE — Union, Wallowa, Baker and Umatilla counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation received funding from the Oregon Health Authority to help local public he…

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LA GRANDE — The likelihood that Oregon’s public school closure will continue beyond April is real. So real, the Oregon Department of Education is requiring school districts to take a historic step.

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LA GRANDE — Union County has two new cases of the COVID-19 virus. One of them involves a Barreto Manufacturing crew member at the company’s Hot Lake plant.

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JOHN DAY, PENDLETON, and BAKER CITY, Ore. – The Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests are temporarily closing all developed recreation sites, to align with direction from sta…

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As if the arrival of COVID-19 was not enough to worry about, late Tuesday afternoon at about 4:55, subtle tremors from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake about 15 miles north of Stanley Idaho rumbled …

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LA GRANDE — The COVID-19 pandemic has many people looking into the rearview mirror, back to when a more deadly virus had people talking about quarantines and face masks.

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LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University is going fully digital for the remainder of the school year.

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LA GRANDE — The economic downturn due to COVID-19 is hitting a major Union County employer hard.

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LA GRANDE — The term meals on wheels often is associated with seniors but now takes on additional meaning for Union County School Districts during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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SALEM — Oregon State Police provided answers to a number of questions regarding the enforcement of Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order to “Stay Home, Save Lives” to limit the spread of COVID-19.…

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These are the latest significant local and regional developments of the coronavirus outbreak. Look for more comprehensive coverage of these and other COVID-19 stories on our website, www.lagra…

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ENTERPRISE — The Rotary Club of Wallowa County is taking steps to get the word out about restaurants and other businesses that remain open amid the COVID-19 shutdowns.

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LA GRANDE — The Oregon National Guard delivered 150 military cots along with blankets and hygiene packs Friday morning to Grande Ronde Hospital. Local public and health officials Wednesday exp…

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These are the latest significant local and regional developments of the coronavirus outbreak. Look for more comprehensive coverage of these and other COVID-19 stories on our website, www.lagra…

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ENTERPRISE — Rumors that Wallowa County is being flooded with visitors fleeing COVID-19 outbreaks in more populous areas appear to be just that — rumors that confirm social media is not the be…

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Gov. Kate Brown said the far-reaching executive order she issued this week should not stop immediate families from motoring for relaxation or driving to a trailhead, as long as they maintain p…