Dick Mason

General assignment reporter

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Beats include the communities of North Powder, Imbler, Island City and Union, education, Union County veterans programs and local history. Dick joined The Observer in 1983, first working as a sports and outdoors reporter.

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Union High School freshmen Jakob Graffunder, left, and Paul Reed were among seven students in FFA who helped build structures for Little Free …

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La Grande High School junior Colt Foltz, right, and Briana Tanaka, a community volunteer, build a Little Free Library structure Saturday.

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Seven Union County teenagers put down their cellphones and picked up drills, tape measures and plywood Saturday morning to promote literacy.

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Iconic track and field coach Harry Marra, right, gives advice to Eastern Oregon University decathlete and pole vaulter Sam Roddewig on his tec…

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Features of the new Grande Ronde Rappel Base include an operations room where helicopter take offs and landings are monitored and directed. Ky…

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A race against winter and the fear of ominous fog in Pendleton. Both are parts of a lively story behind the creation of the new $5 million Gra…

Nancy Gromen of La Grande, executive director of the Eastern Oregon Mediation Center, felt optimistic about her agency’s budget for the 2019-2…

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