Oregon is boasting one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country right now, and Umatilla and Morrow counties on the southern end of the Mid Columbia are seeing the lowest unemployment rates since before the recession!
A Umatilla man returned home to find his garage broken into. Upon inspection, he found someone had rifled through his things, loaded his valuables into one of the homeowner's cars and then tried to steal the car. Then things got weird.
Librarians in the Sage Library System, which includes Umatilla, Hermiston, Pendleton, Milton-Freewater, say they're tired of replacing expensive books about black magic, Satanism and occult practices after patrons frequently steal them.
Vertical Dance, a British pole-dancing company, is petitioning the International Olympic Committee to get their sport recognized as a test event for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. According to the petition, which has so far garnered about 6,000 signatures, "Over 50 countries worldwide take …