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Oregon Snowpack at Record Lows


Things are better in eastern Oregon, where temperatures have been colder. Snowpacks ranged from 47 percent in the Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Willow basins, to 79 percent in the Harney and Owyhee basins. Precipitation throughout Oregon has been normal or ...

Oregon senator: Rural counties ‘robbed’ of timber payments


In 2014 Umatilla County lost out on more than $860,000 because Congress did not reauthorize the federal law that reimburses counties for a lack of timber harvest revenue from national forests. But on Tuesday, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, announced he ...

White supremacists in E. Oregon charged in murder plot


(AP) — Three members of an eastern Oregon white supremacist gang have been charged in ...
The charges were filed during an arraignment Friday at the Umatilla County Courthouse. They are based on secret grand jury indictments handed down Thursday.

Umatilla Superintendent reflects on trip to D.C. for State of the Union Address


Umatilla Superintendent Heidi Sipe didn’t have to watch the State of the Union Address on television because she there to watch the president deliver his speech in person. Last week, Sipe was asked by Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley if she would be his official ...

Umatilla man pleads innocent in Benton County triple murder


Resendez Miranda was arrested Aug. 10. He was held in the Umatilla County jail until his Oregon charges were resolved and the extradition paperwork cleared the governor’s offices in both states. He was taken to the Benton County jail Friday morning.

Editorial: Army should do the Umatilla deal


The Umatilla Chemical Depot was one of nine Army installations ...
They had been planning for it for 20 years. Oregon’s Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, and U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a Republican, wrote recently that it was their ...

Oregon delegation steps in to urge Umatilla Chemical Depot land transfer


Oregon congressmen are urging the Pentagon to move ahead quickly with the previously planned transfer of land that once housed the Umatilla Chemical Depot near Hermiston to local interests at no cost. “We are writing to express our strong concerns about ...

Umatilla County Adopts E-recording with Simplifile


Umatilla County is the 16th county in Oregon to adopt Simplifiles e-recording service. Nationwide, more than 1,180 recording jurisdictions e-record with Simplifile. High-speed Internet access, a PC, and a scanner are the minimum requirements for customers ...

Oregon's Umatilla River wolf pack within two strikes of lethal control


A wolf pack in Umatilla County in eastern Oregon is two strikes away from a possible state kill order. Two confirmed attacks on livestock in June by the Umatilla River pack have qualified as formal strikes against the wolves. When a pack gets four strikes ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR UMATILLA

Filing A Charge of Discrimination on UMATILLA

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in UMATILLA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Civil Rights pision

Office on Violence Against Women

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How I can eat a healthy diet?

The body needs minerals, vitamins and other nutrients to stay healthy. A healthy diet means you are eating:


  • Vegetables, fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy and low-fat
  • Fish, seafood, chicken or turkey, lean meats and low-fat, eggs, beans, peas (peas), seeds and nuts


    Limit your intake of foods rich in:


  • Cholesterol, sodium (salt) and added sugar.
  • Fat trans: fats trans can be found in foods such as cakes (or cakes), cookies, margarine that comes in bars and fried foods.
  • Saturated fats: These fats are in animal products such as cheese, high-fat meats, whole milk and butter.
  • Refined grains: refined grain products include white bread, pasta, white rice and flour tortillas, among others.


    Get a personalized diet plan to help you choose healthy foods



    Having too much cholesterol in the blood can cause heart disease or heart attack. Approximately one in six people in the United States have high cholesterol. You may have high cholesterol and not know it. Good thing its easy to get tested for cholesterol, and if you go too high, you can take steps to control it.


    Who should be tested for cholesterol?


  • Men who are 35 or more
  • Men under 35 who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from
  • Women who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from


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