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 […]

As Belmont formulates a Master Plan to improve and set the vision for its parks and open spaces, community feedback is being sought on the city’s extensive parks and trail system. The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, or PROS, will set the framework for planning, maintaining, developing and […]

City officials have drawn up a short list of four investor teams vying to develop nearly 21 vacant acres at Roosevelt Road and Kostner Avenue. They narrowed the field after North Lawndale residents emphasized the site should attract substantial job growth with a creative design and involvement from minority-owned companies. […]

We’re three months into 2021. Let’s check on those financial New Year’s resolutions. (Remember those?) Quite possibly, they’ve already gone awry. Maybe you planned to build a $1,000 emergency fund, but the balance is still zero. Or perhaps you swore off takeout, yet you’re scraping the last bite of chow […]

BENTONVILLE — The Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the city’s bike and pedestrian plan. David Wright, Parks and Recreation director, gave a plan overview at the beginning of the meeting. The plan started being stitched together in early 2019, and there was a public reveal Feb. 20, 2020, right […]

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide A controversial proposal dealing with vacation rentals underwent a major overhaul on Thursday, after the bill sponsor stripped out a provision that would have blocked local governments’ ability to license and inspect the properties. The fight about oversight of short-term rentals […]

A controversial proposal dealing with vacation rentals underwent a major overhaul on Thursday, after the bill sponsor stripped out a provision that would have blocked local governments’ ability to license and inspect the properties. The fight about oversight of short-term rentals has escalated in the Legislature as the popularity of […]

TALLAHASSEE — A controversial proposal dealing with vacation rentals underwent a major overhaul on Thursday, after the bill sponsor stripped out a provision that would have blocked local governments’ ability to license and inspect the properties. The fight about oversight of short-term rentals has escalated in the Legislature as the […]

McCall, Idaho This story was originally published at High Country News (hcn.org). “That sign is wrong,” David Simmonds said as we snowshoed past the warning: “Danger Thin Ice.” Out on the frozen lake, a few hundred feet from shore, a layer of slush had formed between the 3 inches of […]

Safe traveling tips during the pandemic The CDC is advising Americans to vacation outdoors in areas away from large crowds of people. ATLANTA – After a year of staying close to home, many Americans are eager to get away for spring break. Epidemiologist Dr. Amber Schmidtke, who is planning a […]

Text size Dreamstime The travel industry dealt with its biggest challenge in generations in 2020, as Covid-19 kept people around the world locked down for much of the year. Revenue at Booking Holdings, the dominant owner of online travel agencies, fell 55% from 2019. Beyond the overall slowdown, Booking (ticker: […]

FILE – This Feb. 4, 2013, file photo, shows a detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. On Monday, March 1, 2021, Boy Scouts of America submitted a bankruptcy reorganization plan that envisions continued […]