Umatilla County,

Former WNBA, Louisville guard Schimmel arrested in Umatilla County

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Former WNBA All-Star Game MVP and Louisville All-American guard Shoni Schimmel is being held in a Umatilla County jail on multiple charges including felony assault and criminal mischief. Schimmel, 29, was arrested early Monday and remained in the Umatilla County jail on $48,750 bail. The Sheriff’s...
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Pendleton, ORWalla Walla Union-Bulletin

Pendleton shows up for Pride celebration

PENDLETON — Pride flags, drag queens and hundreds of people donning multi-colored clothing filled the streets of downtown Pendleton on Saturday, June 12, at the Proud Together Pride Parade supporting the LGBTQ community as part of Pride month. The event, led by United Pendleton Pride, a group dedicated to promoting...
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Umatilla County,

June 16: Umatilla County Health Reports 87th Death Due to COVID-19

Umatilla County Health today reported a county resident has died due to COVID-19. Umatilla County’s 87th death with COVID-19 is a 91-year-old male who tested positive June 10 and died June 14 at Juniper House Assisted Living Community in Pendleton. The health department today also reported 13 new cases –...
Umatilla County,

Umatilla County man convicted for murder, burglary

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oreg. — Back in April 2020, a Umatilla County man named Michael James Metcalfe was arraigned for second-degree murder and a handful of other charges. More than a year later, he’s been convicted by the Umatilla County District Attorney and faces at least 32.5 years in prison. According...
Walla Walla, WAWalla Walla Union-Bulletin

Walla Walla Juneteenth events set for Saturday

Walla Walla, like other area cities, is set to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19. On Tuesday, June 15, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution establishing the day as Juneteenth National Independence Day. Juneteenth will become a legal Washington state holiday in 2022 and commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free in 1865 in Galveston, Texas, where Union soldiers brought them the news two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Corvallis, ORDemocrat-Herald

Knights take opener against Walla Walla

The Corvallis Knights started their second road trip of the season by knocking off Walla Walla 9-2 at Borleske Stadium on Tuesday night. Corvallis shortstop Travis Bazzana, the league’s leading hitter so far and a future Oregon State player, went 3 for 5 with a triple and 4 RBIs. Outfielder Nick Vogt of UC Santa Barbara had three hits and scored twice in his Knights debut.

Oregon higher ed budget bill would increase access to financial aid

SALEM — Roughly 11,000 more students would have access to a state financial aid program in the next two years thanks to increased state funding in a higher education budget bill continuing to make its way through the Oregon Legislature. The Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education voted...