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Umatilla Inmate Dies in Prison


UMATILLA, OR- An inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution died Thursday evening. The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division will be conducting an investigation, as they do with all unexpected deaths. 70-year-old George Phillip Murphy ...

Oregon drought fuels unease about state's long-term water security


The water problems could also undermine plans to boost Oregon's flagging rural economy by expanding irrigated agriculture in the Umatilla Basin and increasing logging access to federal forests. Longer-term implications are scarier. Conditions in Oregon ...

Walla Walla County one of healthiest places in state


Kissing up to the Oregon-Washington state line, Umatilla County landed at No. 26 out of 34 Oregon counties surveyed. The state has 36 counties, but data was not released for Wheeler or Gilliam counties. Walla Walla County meets or beats Washington state ...

Scott gets 18 years for violent home invasion


Circuit Judge Charles Luukinen, appearing via video, sentenced the 23-year-old man Thursday morning at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Pendleton. Dan Wendel of the Oregon Department of Justice handled the proceedings for the state, with Umatilla County ...

Lawyers: Animal Abuse Law Still Strong In Oregon After Supreme Court Ruling


Oregon made national headlines last year when the state’s top court ruled that animals could be counted as individual victims in cases of abuse, much like people. The case began in 2009, when Umatilla County sheriff’s deputies seized 69 animals from ...

Invasive plant found in Hermiston


Garlic mustard, an invasive plant, has been discovered along the Umatilla River in Hermiston. An invasive plant well known in western Oregon and the Pacific Northwest has been spreading in Umatilla County. Umatilla County Weed Control Supervisor Dan Durfey ...

Oregon Political Geography: The Great East


Northeastern Oregon Stretches from Hermiston to the Idaho border. In this definition I’m including the counties of Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Grant, and Baker. Once it departs east from the Columbia River it includes the Blue and Wallowa mountain ranges.

State OKs money for drone test range in Eastern Oregon


The Eastern Oregonian newspaper reports the state's economic agency Business Oregon also plans to add $1.1 million in financial help to the range. Umatilla County will also give a $100,000 incentive to the first drone company to locate in Pendleton.

Oregon's drought triggers federal disaster loan program


(AP) — Oregon's worsening drought has triggered a federal disaster ...
Josephine, Klamath, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wheeler counties. The announcement was made Friday by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Farmers in those counties ...

Kola Willingham Impressive in Boxing Debut, Stops Hintsatake In Heppner, Oregon Smoker


Hermiston, Oregon’s Alfredo Garcia eked out a close three round decision over Cove, Oregon’s Anthony Frank. Welterweights Terry Johnson, of Umatilla, Oregon, and Pendleton’s Kregg Kinder battled in a close three rounder that saw Johnson walk away ...

UFO Sighting in Umatilla, Florida on March 24th 2015 - It was hovering and barely moving left and right seeming to avoid the helicopters flying around.


Me and my family were standing in a field at Juniper Springs Recreation Area,which is located in Ocala National Forest, looking at the stars. I then told my dad I think I see a satellite and showed h…

UFO Sighting in Umatilla, Florida on March 25th 2015 - the ufo was hovering there barely moving left and right and then a helicopter came at it and it hauled itself out of the way and landed then rose back and began hovering and barely moving left and righ


me and my family were standing in a field looking at the stars. Then I was like dad i think i see a satellite and he looked at it and said no that is a plane. I then pointed out the the light was ju…

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Cautions with Jasbug in UMATILLA OREGON

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]



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The Guardian and a warning to UMATILLA OREGON: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]



UMATILLA OREGON: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?


What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.

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Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.

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If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.


How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.

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How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.

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Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.

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