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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LA GRANDE — Elgin resident Carmon Chandler is heading efforts in her town to get deliveries to those who cannot leave their home.

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LA GRANDE — Local photographer Melissa Gomes set herself a challenge Monday — capture images of local families staying home to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

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LA GRANDE — Union and Baker county residents who receive their television signals from the Blue Mountain Translator District soon will be closer to the pulse of the COVID-19 crisis.

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

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LA GRANDE — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown last week extended the school closure in the state to April 28, four weeks past the March 31 closure she had implemented last week, in the ongoing effort to …

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ELGIN — Nobody was injured in a fire early Monday morning that destroyed a two-story north Elgin home. The blaze, although it took a toll, revealed the community’s generous spirit.

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