News Stories Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Ornaments by local students will be a part of the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Display. Students and staff from the Warm Springs Culture and Heritage Department designed the ornaments to showcase the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute tribes. The handcrafted ornaments will adorn one of 56 trees representing each US state from December 1 through January 1 as part of the America Celebrates display. The ornaments were created by students and staff from the Warm Springs Culture & Heritage Department, Rise and Shine and Language Programs. Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is one of America’s oldest holiday traditions.

Interstate 84 will see delays today through Thursday as crews remove the lane restriction in place in place since September at Shellrock Mountain, near milepost 52. Since the Eagle Creek Fire, eastbound I-84 traffic has been diverted onto one lane of westbound I-84, creating one lane each for eastbound and westbound. I-84 at milepost 52 will be restored to two lanes in each direction by Friday afternoon.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The families of Navajo war veterans say they’re dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used an event honoring the veterans to take a political jab at a Massachusetts senator. Trump referred to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas. The National Congress of American Indians says Trump wrongly has flipped the name into a derogatory term, and the comment drew swift criticism from American Indians and politicians.