SPECIAL REPORT: Legislators head to Denmark to learn about energy efficiency in the company of utility lobbyists and executives. Only one took notes and another plagiarized the agenda in reporting on the trip.
By Les Zaitz - The Enterprise
AROUND OREGON: Congressman Cliff Bentz is going public with his opposition to Wyden-led legislation that would preserve Owyhee Canyonlands. He rejects the compromise reached by ranchers and enviornmentalists and aims to write his own more narrow bill.
A father’s persistence in resolving his daughter’s disappearance in rural Oregon turned up the first clue in two months. Yet another search near Jordan Valley is planned for Saturday.
Prosecutors on Wednesday, Aug. 30, charged Raymond K. Rau, the former Nyssa police chief, with theft related to evidence missing from a Tillamook Police Department evidence locker. Rau is chief in Tillamook.
VANISHED: A Boise woman’s vehicle was abandoned near the remote Oregon border town of Jordan Valley in late June, carrying 11 of her rabbits. Her travels and disappearance leave her family struggling with mysteries.
In Nyssa, thousands attend the celebration of life ceremony on Saturday, April 22, to honor Joseph “JJ” Johnson. The reserve police corporal died a week earler, killed while on duty for the Nyssa Police Department.
BREAKING: A reserve officer for the Nyssa Police Department was shot and killed Saturday, April 15, while on patrol, authorities report. He was identified as Joseph Johnson, 43. Police are seeking Rene Castro, 36, of Nyssa, in connection with the shooting.
Jessica Bates of Vale claims in a federal lawsuit that state officials are violating her rights by enforcing a rule about children and gender identity. She says her religious beliefs won’t allow her to accept the state’s conditions.
Greg Smith, a state legislator who has managed the Treasure Valley Reload Center since it was a concept, is resigning from the project team, effective Feb. 28, according to an email obtained by The Enterprise.
Project managers in a recent meeting that the Treasure Valley Reload Center in Nyssa is so far over budget that contractors are “talked into” not submitting invoices. They expect to ask state legislators for another $5 million on top of $30 million already committed by the state.