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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.

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LA GRANDE — Tres Shannon, Voodoo Doughnuts co-founder, is the featured speaker for the Fall Pub Talk of Eastern Oregon University’s Entrepreneurship Club (eClub).

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PENDLETON — An upcoming regional event will provide employers across Eastern Oregon an opportunity to have access to the workforce.

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The old Payless Shoe Store building in Hermiston won’t stay empty for long after the shoe retailer went out of business this summer.

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STANFIELD — Quilt enthusiasts and city officials gathered Friday morning to celebrate the opening of Mama Bear’s Quilt Shop in Stanfield.

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HERMISTON — The old Payless Shoe Store building in Hermiston won't stay empty for long after the shoe retailer went out of business in summer.

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SALEM — According to a press release from Rep. Greg Barreto, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has extended the recruitment for the new Eastern Oregon Employer Assistance and Apprentic…

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HERMISTON — The Energy Trust of Oregon recently teamed up with Hermiston’s Eastern Oregon Heating and Air Conditioning to offer reduced pricing on an energy-efficient heat pump upgrade.

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BOARDMAN — Last month, the Department of Environmental Quality issued nine penalties across the state, including two businesses in Eastern Oregon that are now filing appeals against the complaints.

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Outdoors RV, based in La Grande, celebrates the production of its 20,000th unit with its local Outdoors RV dealer, Thompson RV of Pendleton. Thompson RV was one of the first RV dealers to sign…

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SALEM — Policyholders with the State Accident Insurance Fund Corp. in Oregon will receive $160 million in dividends this year, the nonprofit workers compensation insurer announced Wednesday.

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PENDLETON — The Small Business Development Center at Blue Mountain Community College is kicking off its fall workshop series with a pair of classes in Pendleton.

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SALEM — The State Accident Insurance Fund’s board of directors declared a $120 million primary dividend to be paid to policyholders based on their premium, and a $40 million safety performance…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Market Facilitation Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from…

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HERMISTON — Pac/West Communications moved into its new digs in Hermiston as part of the company's plan to expand government affairs and public relations services to Eastern Oregon and Washington.

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PORTLAND — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of tons of wheat…

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BOARDMAN — During National Ice Cream Month (July), the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council embarked on an effort to identify the state’s landmark ice cream shops.

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HERMISTON — When a Corvallis LEGO store announced they were going out of business, Julie and Bobby Lara saw the perfect opportunity to get into the LEGO business themselves.

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The tiny Eastern Oregon town of Echo — with all of 700 residents — boasts a full measure of resident wineries with the 2012 establishment of Echo Ridge Cellars at the southwestern edge of town.