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Our view: Where there’s a ways, there’s a means

Last week Hermiston hosted the powerful Joint Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for crafting budget policy for the state of Oregon.

These are the kinds of meetings that happen throughout the legislative session, in corridors all throughout the capitol.

Source: East Oregonian

Oregon Legislature

Cascadia Day One: Stay calm

On the first day of a Cascadia earthquake, Eastern Oregon residents would likely be without power and communications.

The biggest natural disaster in the history of the United States, with the power to alter life forever in the Pacific Northwest, will start in Eastern Oregon with the rattling of windows. 12 more words

East Oregonian

Cascadia Day Seven: Be prepared

A week after the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hit, Umatilla County residents could still be experiencing aftershocks.

Editor’s note: This is part two of a five-part series about a possible 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. 34 more words

East Oregonian

Farm loops aim to lure ‘agritourism’ dollars

The Eastern Oregon Visitors Association is developing two new farm loops in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

Two new farm loops are in the works for Umatilla and Morrow counties, featuring everything from local wine and cheese to handmade saddles and antique tractors. 32 more words

East Oregonian

Law enforcement unhappy about proposed Pendleton crime lab closure

The future of the crime lab in Pendleton is up in the air thanks to Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s proposed budget for 2017-2019.

The budget has a projected shortfall of about $1.7 billion. 27 more words

State Budget

A region in ruin

Governors take area tour

After a tour gave them a bird’s eye view of the devastation left behind this winter, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Oregon Gov. 51 more words

Office Of The Governor

On the Way to Utah: Part I

Starting in college my father and I started taking a road trip every summer. Since then I have graduated and have been working in order to pay my bills. 506 more words