Union, Ore., renews contract with sheriff

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UNION, Ore. (AP) -- The Eastern Oregon city of Union has renewed its contract with the Union County Sheriff's Department to provide police protection.

Union has not had its own police force for many years and has instead entered into contracts with the county sheriff's department to provide extra patrol service.

The Observer newspaper of La Grande reports (http://is.gd/CdDHa3) that all but one councilor voted to finalize the city's two-year $76,775 contract. It specifies 138 hours a month of service from the sheriff's department.

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Information from: The (La Grande) Observer, http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/