Voters could see up to four initiatives on ballot
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Voters could see up to four initiatives on ballot
Grocery taxes, publicly funded abortion, tax enactment restrictions and ending the state’s sanctuary law are all in the queue for the November ballot.

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Independents unwitting beneficiary of campaign finance law
Independents unwitting beneficiary of campaign finance law
A law passed in 2017 was intended to drive out “dark money” from election, but the wording of one exemption may force statewide debate hosts to invite third-party candidates.
Oregon officials offer reactions to Hammond pardon
Oregon officials offer reactions to Hammond pardon
While Republicans expressed elation at the pardons, Democrats appeared less enthusiastic.
Merkley touts rural improvements in Wallowa stop
Merkley touts rural improvements in Wallowa stop
Torrefied wood may boost local economy
Questions remain on Wallowa County bed tax vote
Questions remain on Wallowa County bed tax vote

Wallowa County Commissioners Susan Roberts and Paul Castilleja have expressed their concerns about the process used to move the idea of an expanded Transient Lodging Tax to a vote.

The controversial tax bump idea first suggested by Commissioner...

Runnin’ on the River: Rotary Club of Wallowa County hosts scholarship fundraiser
Runnin’ on the River: Rotary Club of Wallowa County hosts scholarship fundraiser
Photo Gallery
Wells sails into U.S. Naval Academy
Wells sails into U.S. Naval Academy
EHS grad begins service in Annapolis
Cirque de Arment: Josephy’s ‘Greatest Art Show on Earth’ opens to fanfare
Cirque de Arment: Josephy’s ‘Greatest Art Show on Earth’ opens to fanfare
Display will be up throughout July.
War Bonnet Special coming to Tamkaliks 2018
War Bonnet Special coming to Tamkaliks 2018
Coinciding with this year’s Tamkaliks Celebration is a traditional ceremonial canoe paddle around Wallowa Lake at sunrise July 20.
Sign up now for Chief Joseph Days events
Sign up now for Chief Joseph Days events
The theme for the 73rd annual Chief Joseph Days Grand Parade is “Strolling Thru the Mountain View.”
NEOEDD offering more DEI Sessions
NEOEDD offering more DEI Sessions
Events planned in Joseph.
Community Calendar: Events and activities around Wallowa County
Community Calendar: Events and activities around Wallowa County
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Tuesday, July 17, noon Josephy Center. Pearl Marsh returns to talk about growing up and going to school black in Wallowa in the ‘50s. Bring your lunch. Coffee and water provided. Donations accepted.
Joseph city administrator Patterson resigns
Budget approved after lengthy discussion
Eastern Oregon abounds in natural beauty
Eastern Oregon abounds in natural beauty
The area hasn’t changed that much since the wagon trains trekked down the mountain.
Letter: More than one way to fund fairground improvements
The fair board could easily raise another $15,000 from additional revenue sources.
Letter: Don’t reward law-breakers
No country in the world allows open borders.
2018 Oregon Air Tour coming to Joseph
A variety of vintage aircraft will be on hand.
McCoy to head library foundation
More volunteers are needed.
For the Record: Events and activities reported by Wallowa County public safety entities
Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office provided an assist for a disabled boater on Wallowa Lake.
News in Brief: Bible school sessions planned
Mallory clan holds reunion
Out of the Past: Cars jamming new roadway to Lewiston
Out of the Past: Cars jamming new roadway to Lewiston
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Pastor’s Corner: Spend time with a truly great author
Pastor’s Corner: Spend time with a truly great author
Rev. Tim Barton is lead pastor of Wallowa Assembly of God Church in Wallowa.
Wahl to Wall: The atmosphere in journalism has changed
Wahl is editor of the Chieftain.
Tee Time: Course was popping on July 4
Rochelle Danielson writes a weekly golf column for the Chieftain.
Guest Column: Can’t we all share the American dream?
Carl Kiss is a semi-retired attorney who lives in Enterprise.
Healthy Eating: Good summer advice –– stay hydrated
Ann Bloom is a nutrition program assistant for the OSU Extension Service in Wallowa County.
Obituary: Georgia Coggins
Obituary: Georgia Coggins
Though she had lived in Medford her entire life, in her later years she enjoyed spending the summer with her son and family in the shadow of the beautiful Wallowa Mountains.
Obituary: Helen Sexton
Obituary: Helen Sexton
She owned her own beauty salon in The Dalles for 24 years.
Obituary: Shirley Preso
She graduated from Wallowa High School in 1949.
Wallowa Valley Little League All-Stars shine
Wallowa Valley Little League All-Stars shine
Major boys finished 2-2
Hayes Brothers Racing on track for success
Hayes Brothers Racing on track for success
Tough breaks mar early season outings

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News

Sign up now for Chief Joseph Days events
The theme for the 73rd annual Chief Joseph Days Grand Parade is “Strolling Thru the Mountain View.”
NEOEDD offering more DEI Sessions
Events planned in Joseph.
Community Calendar: Events and activities around Wallowa County
Joseph city administrator Patterson resigns
2018 Oregon Air Tour coming to Joseph

Sports

Wallowa Valley Little League All-Stars shine
Major boys finished 2-2
Hayes Brothers Racing on track for success
Tough breaks mar early season outings
Tee Time: Touraments on tap for July
2018 season a high point in baseball history
ODFW Hunter Education Field Day planned July 14 in Joseph

Life

Three Minutes with Clayton Lamm
Clayton loves his dirt bikes.

Columns

Pastor’s Corner: Spend time with a truly great author
Rev. Tim Barton is lead pastor of Wallowa Assembly of God Church in Wallowa.
Wahl to Wall: The atmosphere in journalism has changed
Wahl is editor of the Chieftain.
Tee Time: Course was popping on July 4
Guest Column: Can’t we all share the American dream?
Healthy Eating: Good summer advice –– stay hydrated

Opinion

Eastern Oregon abounds in natural beauty
The area hasn’t changed that much since the wagon trains trekked down the mountain.
Letter: More than one way to fund fairground improvements
The fair board could easily raise another $15,000 from additional revenue sources.
Letter: Don’t reward law-breakers
Letter: She’s going to be a Republican
Wahl to Wall: Take time to celebrate independence

Capital Bureau

Voters could see up to four initiatives on ballot
Grocery taxes, publicly funded abortion, tax enactment restrictions and ending the state’s sanctuary law are all in the queue for the November...
Pot business license applications bury liquor commission
A hiatus in new marijuana license application processing meant to ease a backlog increased the workload by 70 percent.
OHA: Medical marijuana program needs more oversight
Initiative would require sixth graders study firearms
Independents unwitting beneficiary of campaign finance law

Obituaries

Obituary: Georgia Coggins
Though she had lived in Medford her entire life, in her later years she enjoyed spending the summer with her son and family in the shadow of the...
Obituary: Helen Sexton
She owned her own beauty salon in The Dalles for 24 years.
Obituary: Shirley Preso
Obituary: Elf Bissinger
Obituary: David Parks

Special Sections

Out of the Past: Cars jamming new roadway to Lewiston
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Grasshoppers devouring Wallowa County crops
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain
Out of the Past: Ontario man forced to kiss Stars and Stripes
Out of the Past: Johnson is 1968 Oregon Father of the Year