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Defending champion Hermiston rolls to first-round 5A lead over Dallas: 2015 Oregon state wrestling championships

Two-time champion Hermiston rolled through the first round of championship-round competition Friday morning, advancing 13 wrestlers into the Class 5A quarterfinals at the Oregon state wrestling championships in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The five ...

Sarah Raye Asbell

Sarah Raye Asbell, “Raye”, 91, of Hermiston, Ore., died December 30, 2014. She was a native of Kansas, and attended Galena High School, marrying shortly thereafter and moving to Oregon with her first husband. She spent the remainder of her life in ...

Inmate captured outside Hermiston

Steven Lee Fox, 49, made it about 24 hours and traveled to south of Hermiston before he was caught by a Umatilla ...
the GreenWood Resources Boardman Tree Farm at Interstate 84. Oregon State Police Lt. Mike Turner of the Pendleton Area Command said they ...

WRESTLING: Hermiston going for third straight title

They got the better of Hermiston in a duel at the Oregon Wrestling Classic in January. Team champions or not, it’s unlikely the Bulldogs will leave Portland without an individual winner. Liam Tarvin (113) and Sam Colbray (195) each brought championship ...

Update: Escaped inmate captured in Hermiston

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate walked away from a work crew near Boardman. The agency says Steven Lee Fox was working on a ten-man crew Wednesday morning when he was discovered missing. The 49-year-old was last ...

Escaped Inmate Captured Outside Hermiston

about 11 a.m. Thursday outside Hermiston near West Gettman Road. Oregon State Police Lt. Mike Turner of the Pendleton Area Command has also confirmed Fox is in custody. He said the agency will release more details soon.

Missing inmate Steven Lee Fox captured in Hermiston, Oregon

BOARDMAN, Oregon — The state Department of Corrections says an inmate who walked away from a work crew near Boardman has been captured. Steven Lee Fox was working on a ten-man crew Wednesday morning when he was discovered missing. After a day of ...

Escapee captured in Hermiston; prisoner walked away from work crew in Boardman

Steven Lee Fox, an escaped inmate from Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, is back in custody after his arrest Thursday morning in Hermiston. The Oregon Department of Corrections said the 49-year-old from the minimum security prison was taken ...

Ugliest Highway in Oregon

This north highway 395 corridor just outside of hermiston is referred to by many - as one of the ugliest highway stretches in oregon. By ugly, they are referring to the highway's surroundings. We think many of the investments here are pretty old and many ...

Legend in Eastern Oregon agriculture dies

He held several prominent roles, including previous chair of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center Authority and sitting president of the Hermiston Development Corp. But he was also characterized by those who knew him as a humble man who preferred to ...

*** Update *** Missing Inmate from Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla Located/Arrested (Photo)

*** UPDATE *** MISSING INMATE FROM TWO RIVERS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION IN UMATILLA LOCATED/ARRESTED (PHOTO) News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2015 …

Two Rivers Correctional Institution inmate Steven Lee Fox back in custody (Photo)

TWO RIVERS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION INMATE STEVEN LEE FOX BACK IN CUSTODY (PHOTO) News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2015 12:45 PM Downloadable file: In…

Today's Day in Rock News!

Today's Day in Rock Arrest Warrant For Former Pearl Jam Member (hennemusic) It has been discovered that there is an outstanding arrest warrant for former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese that was …

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Wrestling wins over fans in Dallas

DALLAS – You won’t find a more passionate, and knowledgeable, crowd at a wrestling match than you do at Dallas High School. There aren’t many high schools where you can go and have fans shout about …

Hermiston Energy Services customers may soon see an electricity rate increase of an average of about $11 per month to keep up with rising costs.

How can you budget for an unannounced 10% increase in Utility costs? Answer – you can’t. Don’t let the Utilities reduce your profits, let us reduce your costs to minimize the effects of increases on…

Carpenter Hermiston (OR) – Hermiston Carpenters

Carpenter Hermiston (OR) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Hermiston (OR). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Hermiston, Oregon work with, builds and fixes items and structures …

‘Dirty rain’ in Eastern Washington explained?

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State University researcher thinks he knows the cause of a mysterious “milky rain” that hit parts of the Pacific Northwest last Friday. Meteorologist Nic Loyd says …

Carpenter Hermiston (OR) – Hermiston Carpenters

Carpenter Hermiston (OR) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Hermiston (OR). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Hermiston, Oregon work with, builds and fixes items and structures …

Best Places to Invest in Real Estate in Oregon

Oregon has become a prime destination to invest in real estate as its housing industry recovers after the Great Recession. The state has seen a 3.63% growth in population since 2010, but new housing c…


Save Money on Homeownership in HERMISTON OREGON

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]


Avoiding cyberbullyng in HERMISTON OREGON

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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Get a Homeland Security Job in HERMISTON OREGON

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



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