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PENDLETON — Pendleton Sanitary Service announced that Barhyte Specialty Foods was selected as its 2019 Commercial Recycler of the Year during an award presentation at Barhyte’s Pendleton headq…

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PENDLETON — The IRS has confirmed Jan. 27 as the first day the tax agency will accept and begin processing 2019 tax returns.

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SALEM — The 19th annual Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit, a two-day conference in Central Oregon that will focus on the safety and health of workers in residential, commercial and industr…

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HERMISTON — A longtime provider of carnival rides, concessions and midway games for the Umatilla County Fair closed its doors at the beginning of January.

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Macy’s will close its Walla Walla store, the retail anchor of downtown’s Main Street in the historic Liberty Theater building, the company said.

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NEW YORK — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new law…

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LA GRANDE — The Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center recently announced Brittany Hargrove is departing Jan. 2. She accepted a position as the coalition coordinator at Union County Saf…

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PORTLAND — Graham Trainor has taken the helm at one of the state’s largest labor groups at a time when workers in Oregon — already a strong union state — appear emboldened, engaging in ambitio…

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HERMISTON — Online advertising claimed another victim this week when The Nickel closed its doors Thursday.

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The U.S. House passed a farm labor bill, Dec. 11, that many hailed as a bipartisan compromise to ensure a reliable, legal workforce while opponents say it will be abused for amnesty. The bill …

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SALEM — The Oregon Secretary of State’s office issued a warning of a known business scam. Newly formed Oregon businesses have received a solicitation from OR Certificate Services offering a Ce…

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HERMISTON — The Hermiston and Pendleton chamber ambassadors made a rare double appearance Thursday night at the ribbon cutting for Affordable Family Eyewear’s new Hermiston office.

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HERMISTON — Laurie Hartung gets a little emotional when she talks about needing to close Scrubs Life, but she doesn’t regret owning her own business for five years.

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HEPPNER — Ed Rollins, the senior vice president/chief credit officer of Bank of Eastern Oregon in Heppner, has joined the American Bankers Association’s Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committe…

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UMATILLA COUNTY — The annual Holiday Charity Drive for local nonprofit organizations is underway at local branches of Community Bank, including Pendleton, Hermiston and Milton-Freewater.

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STAYTON — Bankrupt Oregon fruit and vegetable cooperative NORPAC warned Wednesday it will be shutting down its two facilities in Salem, leading to layoffs of more than 900 employees.

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SALEM — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has produced a podcast that focuses on the issues surrounding marijuana vaping and the national outbreak of a respiratory illness.

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UMATILLA COUNTY — The Oregon Public Utility Commission has approved a rate increase for the state’s three regulated utilities, including Cascade Natural Gas, starting Nov. 1.

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PENDLETON — Developer Nate Brusselback was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Energy Trust of Oregon for upgrades at his South Hills Apartment Complex, 248 S.W. 28th Drive. The grant wi…

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WASHINGTON — U.S. new home sales fell slightly in September with all regions of the country except the Midwest showing declines.