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Updated: Umatilla County election results

Voters said yes to a $23 million college bond but no to a Milton-Freewater School District appointed incumbent who was seeking election this year.

Nighttime pursuit in Umatilla County leads to arrests

A man and a Pendleton woman are in Umatilla County Jail this morning following a high-speed pursuit with Oregon State Police that started just after midnight, a state police news release said.

Catchy names aimed to catch up on M-F development

At a community meeting last week, urban planners Matthew Arnold and Martin Glastra van Loon of Portland-based SERA Architects Inc. used catchy titles to unveil ways to capitalize on Milton-Freewater’s historic and natural assets.

Milton-Freewater on brink of decision about future

The time is now for Milton-Freewater residents to decide how their farm town on the edge of the Walla Walla Valley will capitalize on a growing wine industry poised to bring more wineries and tasting rooms — and a bumper crop of tourists.

Umatilla County drug court helps addicts recover

Tired of seeing the same parade of drug addicts over and over, a group of Florida judges created the nation’s first drug court in 1989. Defendants, instead of going into lockup for their crimes, got treatment, counseling and tough love.

Agenda - Weston City Council - 5/13/15

Weston City Council

Milton-Freewater development concepts to be presented

MILTON-FREEWATER — Milton-Freewater residents can learn about concepts for community engagement and improvement via Project Discovery on Monday.

Umatilla County continues investigation into director, employees

Umatilla County’s human services director and two alcohol and drug counselors remain on paid leave in the midst of an internal investigation.

Umatilla ordinance targets offramp panhandlers

Panhandling is still legal in Umatilla, but the city council just made it more difficult.

Agenda - Weston Planning Commission - 5/6/15

Weston Planning Commission

Umatilla County Jail inmate population hits all-time high

Umatilla County Jail commander Stewart Harp two years ago asked his staff to aim for what looked impossible: increase the jail’s daily population from 135 to nearly 200. And they had to do it, he said, without any additional resources.

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Pop-up art does just that in Milton-Freewater

A new door opened up for local artists, commercial property landlords and art lovers in Milton-Freewater this weekend.

Milton-Freewater gun club gets shot at growth

A year after Milton-Freewater’s East End Rod and Gun Club’s appeal to expand its facility was denied, the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners has approved changes in land-use laws that will allow the club to file an appeal to potentially expand its facility.

Events abound in Milton-Freewater this weekend

The city is full of fundraisers and fun this weekend.

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