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SALEM — With Halloween a week away, it’s not hard to find gravestones adorning local lawns. But Amy Vandegrift’s yard is more memorial than festive adornment.

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LOS ANGELES — A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 70,000 people in Southern California on Monday, Oct. 26, as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundre…

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BAKER CITY — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a reward of $6,150 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a gray wolf in eastern Baker…

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PARIS — A French doctor warned Monday, Oct. 26, that his country has “lost control of the epidemic,” a day after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new coronavirus cases as nations a…

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LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Symphony’s concert Oct. 3 reached more than 700 people, showcasing the success of holding virtual performances.

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BAKER CITY — The Baker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of animal neglect involving 11 horses on private property about 3 miles west of Richland.

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SALEM — The Oregon Health Authority’s latest face covering guidelines require masks, face coverings or face shields in all workplaces, indoor public spaces, outdoor businesses and in outdoor p…

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UNION COUNTY — Road work continues in Eastern Oregon as the Oregon Department of Transportation finishes some of its projects in the region. In Union, Wallowa and Baker counties, eight of ODOT…

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WASHINGTON — Their final debate behind them, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are packaging their divergent personal styles and policy prescriptions into closing messages for the …

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SEATTLE — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled "anarchist jurisdictions" by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit Thursday, Oct. 22, to invalidate the designa…

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UNION — The works of 11 members of the Stitch Witches 4-H Club are comforting the victims of the devastating fires in Western Oregon last month.

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LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University’s library could be getting a new name.

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UNION COUNTY — Voters are turning out early in Union County. According to the Union County Clerk’s office 2,021 people have cast their ballot as of Monday, Oct. 19, 15 days before election night.

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PORTLAND — Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed …

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday, Oct. 20, sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government's most significant attempt to protect competiti…

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WASHINGTON — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal crim…

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KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday, Oct. 21, among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the cou…

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BAKER CITY — A $147,203 federal grant will help Baker Technical Institute provide better distance education training to students pursuing health care careers in remote areas of the region in t…

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LA GRANDE — Local doctors and public health are hopeful the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 will deliver similar benefits as the flu season takes flight.

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ISLAND CITY — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Shelter From the Storm has worked to show that in downtown La Grande.

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‘There’s a lemur!’ 5-year-old helps crack zoo theft case

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BAKER CITY — The excessive force policy the Baker City Council has been asked to approve to allow New Directions Northwest to receive a $1 million grant to build a Wellness Center is a routine…

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UNION — The city of Union could be in a better position to respond to some emergencies more quickly if voters approve a revised charter in the Nov. 3 election, according to Union city officials.

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