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SEATTLE — Seattle police turned out in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators’ encampments and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayo…

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UMATILLA COUNTY — The report of two murders in the span of 72 hours between Saturday, June 20, and Tuesday, June 23, marks the fourth and fifth homicides reported in Umatilla County this year.

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PINE CREEK — Phil Reindl was maybe one shovel thrust away from transforming an interesting artifact into a pile of pretty, colored glass shards.

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BAKER CITY — Thirteen people were detained by police Wednesday morning at what officers describe as “a known high crime activity home” in an east Baker City neighborhood.

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MILTON-FREEWATER — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office rescued a Walla Walla woman the night of June 10 after she got stuck on a 40-foot cliff while hiking at Harris Park near Milton-Freewate…

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MEDFORD — A Medford small business reeling from back-to-back burglaries is back in the saddle thanks to an outpouring of donations.

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BAKER CITY — On the night of May 29, a metal giraffe disappeared from the sidewalk outside Mad Habit Boutique in downtown Baker City.

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HERMISTON — As COVID-19 spreads locally, stories from Umatilla County residents who have had the virus show its effects can run the gamut from inconvenient to deadly.

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SALEM — It’s bigger than some states, includes two time zones and is a bright red Republican stronghold in a deeply blue Democratic state.

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Sara Barnett, 53, poses for a portrait in front of her Hermiston home — her oxygen hose coiled at her feet — on June 4, 2020. Barnett was diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent two weeks in the hos…

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BAKER CITY — About 115 people attended a Monday night vigil in Baker City for George Floyd, the man a Minneapolis police officer killed during a May 25 arrest.

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Residents gathered at Baker City’s Central Park Monday evening for a vigil honoring George Floyd, who was killed May 25 during an arrest by a Minneapolis police officer. About 115 attended the event.

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Many people attending a vigil for George Floyd Monday at Baker City’s Central Park left candles and other mementoes.

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BAKER CITY — Reanna Clark seems more interested in tasting her brand new book than reading it.

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A Baker City man with a lengthy criminal record who was placed on probation in exchange for agreeing to testify at a murder trial is back in prison for using drugs and committing new crimes ju…

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He’s looking forward to a “smooth transition” to becoming Wallowa County sheriff, but Enterprise Police Chief Joel Fish is cautious to “not count my chickens before they hatch,” he said Thursd…

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SALEM — Knute Buehler said he will not run for governor in 2022 and endorses President Donald Trump’s reelection this November.

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Brian Harvey, right, former chief of police in La Grande, takes his oath of office Tuesday as a deputy for the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. Harvey retired effective May 4 from the La Grande …

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BEND — Most of the animals at the High Desert Museum south of Bend can’t tell that the natural history museum has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the three resident o…

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PILOT ROCK — Ray Arriola stood in the muddy middle of Main Street in Pilot Rock and watched water sluicing over a parking lot that sits between rushing East Birch Creek and a second hand store…

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SALEM — Bill Hansell, R-Athena, won the 29th District State Senate Republican primary Tuesday night, easily defeating challenger Garison Lee Alger, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s…

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Violist Aurora Torres (left), is one of the featured performers for the "Meet the Members of the Oregon East Symphony" recital to be broadcast May 31 online and on KCUW Radio.

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BAKER CITY — Baker Technical Institute has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant for its Brownfields Program to continue work to clean up the historic Central School building in Baker City.

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A sign posted on a Kayak Public Transit bus stop in Hermiston advises that the route is not running due to COVID-19 concerns last week. The transit operator is working to reopen as soon as it …

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Umatilla County is quickly becoming the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in rural Oregon.

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