BOISE, Idaho (AP) — World history conspired to keep George Jones from getting his high school diploma. Bailey Jo Bartlome and other Kuna High seniors conspired to make sure he got it. Jones, now 88, went from a farm at Black Cat and Columbia roads to the Pacific theater and into banking. Bartlome, 18, met Jones at a school veterans celebration last fall. She was so moved by his life and story that she worked with her fellow 250 seniors to include Jones at graduation ceremonies, complete with cap and gown.
GRANTS PASS (AP) — More than 300 local, state and federal officers, some in camouflage gear and helmets, fanned out across rural Klamath County in the pre-dawn darkness Wednesday and arrested 38 people accused of operating a methamphetamine and gun distribution network connected to Mexican drug cartels. Ten more were still sought.
PENDLETON (AP) — The Oregon National Guard plans to fly drones over the Eastern Oregon Airport in Pendleton and nearby wheat fields once a week to train for aerial surveillance in combat.
SALEM — The Oregon House voted Tuesday to extend a tax on hospitals and nursing homes that provides a big portion of the state budget for health care.
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A baby is being treated for rabies after it was bitten by a bat that flew out of a patio umbrella on the deck of her grandparents’ Pasco home, the Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday.
PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon’s unemployment rate has edged down again, hitting 8.0 percent last month. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate has been falling for nearly four years. The April figure was down two-tenths of a percentage point from March’s.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man unhappy with a neighbor’s fence is accused of using a bulldozer to destroy three houses, damage another home and crush two sheds, a pickup truck, lawn mower, fences and other property.
LEBANON (AP) — A federal judge has urged Linn County and a railroad to settle a lawsuit over a log-loading operation that opened in October in an unincorporated community near Albany.
Agency says program no longer needed GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it will not continue killing gulls that have been eating baby Caspian terns at the West Coast’s largest nesting colony, located at the mouth of the Columbia River.
SALEM — The Oregon Legislature is nearing a vote on extending a tax on hospitals and nursing homes, but Senate Republicans are vowing to block it in hopes of
The Dalai Lama, 77, regales Eugene crowd EUGENE (AP) — Eugene resident Katrina Salinas, after seeing the Dalai Lama speech, propped herself against a wall in the arena foyer, waiting while her companion checked out a table of Dalai Lama gear.
SALEM — The Oregon Senate voted Thursday to back a maneuver aimed at limiting the potential loss from a high-stakes lawsuit that could cost the state as much as $100 million a year in corporate tax revenue.
SEATTLE (AP) — The second-driest start to May on record in Seattle will end in time for rain on Mother’s Day, the National Weather Service said.
MEDFORD (AP) — A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season.
Deal on Mont. coal mine hits roadblocks BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposed deal on a Montana coal mine that supporters said would boost Asian exports of the fuel via the West Coast has stalled, as court documents show the companies involved are renegotiating terms of the sale.
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