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16 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Beef prices soar: Can cattle rustlers be far behind?

A factor of supply and demand has driven cattle prices to historic highs this summer.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Oregonian

Inside Oregon prisons: Snake River lockup is biggest, with some of the baddest

Oregon's biggest prison held 3,056 prisoners on Friday and employed nearly 900 staffers, a corrections colossus that, if incorporated, would be the second-biggest city in Malheur County.


Related Topix: Prison, Snake River Correctional Institution, State Prisons, Ontario, OR

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Nation's largest wildfire nears containment

Forest Service rig is parked by roadside fire at the Harney-Malheur county line, part of the fast-growing Buzzard Complex of wildfires The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center reports Friday the fires are 95 percent contained at 618 square miles of rangeland 45 miles northeast of Burns.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Burns, OR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Oregonian

Each Oregon prison feels like a village of its own: Take 3 For Politics (video)

On our latest edition of Take 3 For Politics, politics reporter Bryan Denson and photojournalist Beth Nakamura discuss their in-depth look into life in Oregon's state prisons.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

Malheur County crash victim identified

The man who was killed Monday night in a crash on U.S. 95 about 17 miles north of the Oregon-Nevada border has been identified as Steven Richard Horning, 57, of Elk Grove, Calif.


Sat Jul 19, 2014


See What the Raging Pacific Northwest Fires Look Like From Space

Wildfires across the Pacific Northwest have been blazing since Monday and have scorched large areas of forest as a result of hot, dry weather in Oregon and Washington.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Gov. Kitzhaber declares state of emergency in response to Ore. wildfires

"Oregon is facing a severe fire season. Conditions are dry and new fires are starting daily," Governor Kitzhaber said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Fire, Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Fri Jul 04, 2014

KTVB Boise

Suspect in school district burglary arrested in Ontario

An Ontario man has been arrested after sheriff''s officials say he stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment and gift cards from a Malheur Education Service District building.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

The La Grande Observer

Driver arrested after collision with parked police car

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Related Topix: Ontario, OR

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Baker City Herald

BLM restricts campfires, smoking, chain saw use

"The restrictions are going into effect due to extremely dry fuels and high temperatures returning for the Fourth of July and remaining after the holiday," Bob Narus, the district's fire management officer, said in a press release.