NORTHEAST OREGON — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Union and Wallowa counties’ school districts and their students to travel a rugged and harmful path the past 13 months. Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest COVID-19 relief package from the federal government, however, will help put them on […]

The Trump administration left President Biden a dilemma in the California desert: a plan to remove protections from millions of acres of public lands and open vast areas to solar and wind farms. Biden’s team could easily block the proposed changes, which were slammed by conservationists as a last-gasp effort […]

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Federal Reserve Board are seeking comment on a proposed rule that would amend recordkeeping and travel rule regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act, the two agencies said in a joint statement. The two agencies share […]

NEW YORK – Any remote worker can tell you how office demands have invaded the home in 2020 and started creeping into every corner of the day. FILE PHOTO: Stacey Barry, a community works administrator, at her band office desk. Picture taken April 27, 2020. REUTERS/David Jackson/File Photo But Jessica […]

This month in 1972, President Nixon vetoed the bipartisan Clean Water Act, deeming it “budget-wrecking.” A day later, however, Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-Maine) led the charge in the U.S. Congress to override the presidential veto — passing the 20th century’s landmark water protection legislation into law.  Under this law, all […]

Patricia Heaton wants to help usher people into their “Second Act.” In fact, the actress has written a book to do just that. “Your Second Act: Inspiring Stories of Transformation” (out Tuesday) is a collection of essays from people who, as Heaton puts it, “were mostly forced, because of circumstances, to rethink […]