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Courtesy of Wildhorse Casino and King of the Cage
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Umatilla Native Woman Training to Be Professional MMA Fighter

Eight years ago Kola Shippentower, a member of the Umatilla tribe, was in the news for learning to dig roots in the traditional way. She told a reporter it was important to her to learn the old ways. Today Shippentower is becoming a leader for starting a new tradition.

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Jackie Corley, Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley
Jackie Corley, Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley
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Local Fire Chief Wants Out Year Before Retirement Because He’s Had Enough

Mike Roxbury resigned, sort of, as Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District on Sept. 1... only it isn't official because he didn't really resign. The district isn't sure what to do, but Roxbury, 50, says he's seen too much.

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(Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
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Did You Know Swimming Rhinos Used to Be Native to Umatilla?

I saw something today that blew my mind. Aquatic rhinos used to live in the Umatilla County area when the region was a swamp.

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Gianluca D'Auri Muscelli
Gianluca D'Auri Muscelli
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Hallucinating Felon Scares Hermiston on Halloween

Hermiston police had some adventure Halloween night when a 28-year-old man from Umatilla held a Home Depot store hostage.

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Hunting
Hunting
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Oregon Man Accidentally Shoots Son in Umatilla County

It took several hours for Umatilla sheriff deputies to recover the body.

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Shaun Heasley/Getty Images
Shaun Heasley/Getty Images
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Former Girls Coach Arrested for Rape in Standoff at Reservation

FBI, Pendleton police and Umatilla Tribal Police with assault rifles convinced a 27-year-old man to surrender himself on charges of rape and drugs.

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You Won’t Believe the Most Dangerous Stretch of Road in Northeast Oregon!

Several high-profile wrecks near Boardman have killed people in 2015. A couple more flipped vehicles near Heppner. And don't forget it's called "Deadman's Pass" for a reason. Yet none of those stretches of road made the list of most dangerous in Oregon. In fact, Eastern Oregon's most dangerous stretch of road is one you'd NEVER guess.

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Tyler Olson
Tyler Olson
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People Camping Along Columbia River Growing Problem, Umatilla Takes Action

Every community along the Columbia River has problems with people living in tents in the riparian habitats (areas adjacent to a river). Umatilla is the latest to do something about it.

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Scott Griessel
Scott Griessel
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No Strip Club in Milton-Freewater… Is It Because of a Feud?

A former strip club owner in Umatilla asked to open one in Milton-Freewater but was denied without a stated reason. That may prompt the applicant to try again, except for his feud.

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Kim Reinick
Kim Reinick
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1-Traffic-Light Town Sick of Panhandlers at the Traffic Light

Umatilla businesses are furious with the two or three panhandlers that daily camp out at the community's only traffic light right at the entrance to town.

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Need a Job? Look in Oregon!

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!

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trekandshoot and Jayson Photography
trekandshoot and Jayson Photography
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Umatilla Man Finds Car Thief Sleeping in Backseat Still in the Garage

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.

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