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Trump administration proposes $230M cut for Hanford

The Trump administration is proposing a $230 million cut in cleanup spending at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in fiscal 2019. The budget request released on Monday cuts $61 million from the budget for Hanford's Office of River Protection, and $169 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Richl


Attempted luring avoided, Grandview Police investigating

GRANDVIEW, WA - On Thursday morning, Feb. 15, at approximately 7:10 a.m. a Grandview Middle School student on her way to school was approached by an individual who attempted to lure her into his car. He allegedly asked the student where she was going and if she needed a ride. The student avoided con

FOX41YAKIMA.COM - 2018-02-16 21:19:00

Pasco student arrested for suspicion of Kamiakin HS shooting threat

PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco Police detained a Pasco High School student after officials say they believe he texted a shooting threat directed at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick. Pasco School District leaders learned of the threat Thursday afternoon and notified police and the Kennewick School District i

KEPR - 2018-02-16 09:04:46

Camp hosts needed for summer stay in Umatilla National Forest

Contributed photo by U.S. Forest Service. Woodward Campground. A summer's worth of free camping is in store for volunteers willing to spend their summer as a camp host in the Umatilla National Forest. Camp hosts must provide their own trailer, camper or motor home but will be provided a campsite, pr

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-16 13:18:56

Villalobos named to Concordia honor roll

MEQUON, Wis. - Concordia University officials have released the Fall Honors List for the 2017-2018 academic year. Angel Villalobos of Pendleton, a freshman rehab-science-transitional major, was included on the list. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.50 gpa. Stay on topi

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-16 12:58:15

Drotzmann: Enough delay, let's develop former chemical depot

The city of Hermiston, by default, has been the beneficiary of the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot while having to manage the risk to public health and safety. Fortunately, that time has come and gone. Now it is time to return the property to the region and allow the community to re-purpose the prop

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-16 13:11:36

Stanfield council to vote on student representative

Stanfield's city council is looking to give youth in the community a bigger voice. On Tuesday the council will vote on adding a student representative to council meetings. The student would not be a voting member of the council, but would attend council meetings and be asked to give input on the iss

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-16 13:20:41

Urban renewal faces new crisis

The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency's narrow vote to move ahead with negotiations on an agreement for development of a national brand hotel at First and Union streets will be revisited Tuesday, Feb. 20, due to a technicality. The body of appointed and elected officials meets at 5:30 p.m. in ci

DALLES CHRONICLE - 2018-02-16 21:23:40

Police arrest three in drive-by shooting at Flamingo Village

Police arrest three in drive-by shooting at Flamingo Village PASCO, Wash. - Pasco police have arrested three people that they say were involved in a drive-by shooting near the Blue Bridge, Friday. Pasco police tell Action News a vehicle drove through the Flamingo Village mobile home park, at the ea

KEPR - 2018-02-16 11:12:27

Yakima woman dead after Wednesday morning crash

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -- A 45-year-old Yakima woman died after the vehicle she was driving left the road, hit a rock and rolled while she was driving in Spokane County. Tamara Wilkins was westbound around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on Interstate 90 in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer five miles southwest


Spokane man dies in crash Interstate I 84 - Umatilla County

On Friday February 9, 2018 at approximately 12:10 AM, Troopers from the Hermiston and Pendleton offices responded to a report of a commercial motor vehicle rollover crash on the I 82 onramp from I 84 westbound at milepost 180. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Freightliner, towing an unl


Columbia Gardens Wine Village opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

After months of construction, the first phase of the Columbia Gardens Wine village is complete. The Port of Kennewick and the Kennewick City Council held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a large crowd Friday afternoon to show off the location. Port of Kennewick Vice President Don Barnes says the projec


Spokane man dies in crash near Hermiston

HERMISTON - Oregon State Police reported a Spokane man died early Friday in a semitrailer crash near Hermiston. Troopers from the Pendleton and Hermiston offices at about 12:10 a.m. Friday responded to a report of the crash at the intersection of interstates 84 and 82. State police reported the prel


Violent crime rises, property crimes fall in Pendleton

Violent crime in Pendleton rose 48 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to the city police department's latest crime report. Pendleton police collects the crime data the FBI uses in its National Incident Based Reporting System, which tracks 49 crime categories. For that reason, Pendleton Police Chie


Suspect pleads not guilty, posts bail in Prosser shooting death

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - A murder suspect has posted bail after her sentence was reduced in a Prosser shooting death. According to court documents, Amanda Brown pleaded not guilty to a 2nd degree murder charge, Thursday. Brown was accused of 2nd degree murder after Amy Hill was shot and killed at a pa


Prosser mother out of jail days after killing best friend

A Prosser murder suspect was released from county jail Thursday just 21/2 hours after a judge cut her bail in half. Amy S. Brown, 36, posted bond on $50,000 bail. She'd been in custody since Saturday for allegedly shooting her best friend while they were celebrating Brown's recent birthday. Amanda L


Rumors about Zillah HS threat put to rest by authorities

ZILLAH, WA - As details came out about yesterday's mass shooting, one of our viewers reached out to us about a possible threat at Zillah High School. According to District Superintendent Doug Burge, there were rumors on campus on Tuesday about a potential threat. But that's all they were: rumors. B


Amy Brown pleads not guilty to shooting, killing best friend

PROSSER, WA - The woman accused of shooting and killing her best friend in Prosser over the weekend was back in court on Thursday. The courtroom was packed with people there to support 36-year-old Amy Brown. Brown is facing second degree murder charges in the shooting death of 35-year-old Amanda Hil


BMCC dean left legacy of kindness

Professional cowboy Brad Goodrich won't soon forget his college advisor, Gene Ann McLean. Goodrich arrived at Blue Mountain Community College in the late 1980s with college rodeo on his mind, but not much else. McLean pushed him to get to class, tracked his grades and made him ponder life beyond rod


Councilors concerned by budget projections

Given an early look at future budgets, the Pendleton City Council has some concerns. At a workshop Tuesday, City Manager Robb Corbett shared a memo with the council that showed some projections for the general fund, the city's sole discretionary fund that covers services like police, fire, parks an