KWSO News Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

The Warm Springs Agency District Tribal Council Election Nominations have been set for December 12th. There will be dinner at 6:00 and the nominations begin at 7:00. Tribal Council Elections are April 4, 2019.

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — A jail nurse testified that three Oregon jail employees charged with criminally negligent homicide following an inmate’s death due to a burst ulcer had no good reason to believe the inmate was suffering from anything other than heroin withdrawal. The Bulletin reports that Shawn Winsor defended the three Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies in testimony Friday that wrapped up the first week of the trial in Madras.

Orlando Torres took home the 146-pound wrestling championship for Madras at the Officials Tourney in Bend this weekend.

The Madras Girls went undefeated in their tournament this weekend. Friday night’s game scheduled ended with a forfeit by LaGrande who did not show. So, on Saturday the Buffs played back to back games vs. Astoria and Hood River Valley and won both. Fans were treated to a triple header as the boys hosted Sisters Saturday night, falling to the Outlaws.

A new five-year federal Farm Bill could get a vote from the House and Senate this week. The bill contains a provision to fully legalize hemp production in the U.S. That cheers pioneering Northwest hemp entrepreneurs who’ve been operating under restrictive state laws, as correspondent Tom Banse reports:

In Warm Springs, the Cannabis Project Team during a community update last week said that passage of the Farm Bill could allow the phase 1 hemp project for the Tribes, which they were presenting for consideration and input, to move forward.