Umatilla County

Hermiston School District decides on back-to-school plan

HERMISTON, Oreg. — The Hermiston School District released an update on their back-to-school plan for the second half of the 2020-21 school year. Parents of elementary school students in the area should be prepared for major changes starting on February…

DOC: 28th Oregon prison inmate dies of COVID-19

UMATILLA, Ore. - An Oregon Department of Corrections prison inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution died at a local hospital on Thursday from complications with COVID-19. His name has not been released, but he was between 65 and 75 years…

Oregon schools can decide to reopen in 2021, gov. says

UMATILLA, Ore. -- Minutes after Governor Kate Brown announced schools could decide for themselves in the new year whether to reopen to students, at least one local school district jumped at the opportunity. The governor sent a letter Wednesday to…

5,000 confirmed COVID cases, 55 deaths in Umatilla County

PENDLETON, Ore. -- Umatilla County Public Health reported the county's 55th death on Wednesday as total confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 5,000 -- with 200+ more suspected cases. "UCo Health is saddened to report that an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 has…

KPD, Walmart partner to hold toy drive this weekend

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick Police Department is once again joining Walmart and other local law enforcement agencies to collect toys for regional children's hospitals. This Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 & Dec. 13, there will be a Walmart truck…

18th person with virus in Oregon Corrections custody dies

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who tested positive for the coronavirus while incarcerated at the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem has died, state officials said. NEW: ‘Families of the Incarcerated’ accuse Washington DOC of botching COVID-19 response The…