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SALEM — Oregon workforce officials said Tuesday, July 13, the state’s unemployment rate dropped in June to 5.6%, down from a 5.8% tally for May that was revised downward.

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SALEM — Oregon missed its midyear target for improving the employment department’s woeful phone system, but the state says it remains committed to resolving the issues by the end of the year.

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The crew of the Pendleton branch of Tum-A-Lum Lumber poses June 21, 2021, for the groundbreaking of the new Tum-A-Lum location at 2470 S.E. Court Ave. Shane Reinhart, Pendleton branch manager,…

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PENDLETON — A Pendleton dentist was recently honored by the Academy of General Dentistry with a Mastership Award, which recognizes commitment to excellence in dental education.

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Oregon’s lowest-paid workers will be earning more beginning Thursday, July 1 — as much as $14 an hour for some.

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LA GRANDE — In an average year, the Thunder RV parking lot boasts 30 to 45 RVs, ranging from truck campers to 5th wheels to travel trailers.

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For the first time in many years, Milton-Freewater is seeing an influx of businesses applying for land-approval in the town. The city of Milton-Freewater reported a total of 212 businesses in …

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HEPPNER — Gary Propheter recently retired from the Bank of Eastern Oregon, after a nearly 50-year career in banking.

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PORTLAND — Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama tribal fishers are making their way to the Columbia River after the tribes announced that the first commercial gillnet fishery of 2021 o…

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Dutch Bros, the drive-thru chain of coffee stands based in Grants Pass, says it has filed for an initial public offering after years of rapid growth. It could be Oregon’s first major IPO since 2004.

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HEPPNER — The Bank of Eastern Oregon recently promoted six employees into vice president roles.

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PENDLETON — One of Pendleton’s most prominent buildings is on the market, and all anyone needs to buy is as little as $2 million.

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PORTLAND — Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will begin Friday, April 30 at 6 a.m. and thenSmall Business Administration will begin accepting applications via the Resta…

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HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced first quarter 2021 consolidated net income of $1,337,000, or $1.11 per share, compared to $1,110,000, or $0.94 per s…

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ENTERPRISE — An ambulance service based in Eastern Oregon that often helps with wildfire victims has turned its attention to the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic that, unlike last year’s wildfir…

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HERMISTON — Columbia Basin Bioscience, a CBD extraction company based in Hermiston, announced on Wednesday, March 17, that it has received a Current Good Manufacturing Practice certification.

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PENDLETON — When the Pendleton Quiznos went out of business last year, Lam Ha saw the space as the perfect location for a restaurant dream more than a decade in the making.

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SALEM — Scores of beloved Oregon businesses permanently shut their doors during the pandemic, unable to endure the prolonged downturn as safety restrictions limited business — or customers sim…

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HERMISTON — A lawsuit by Airport Road residents Chris and Monique Waine against Umatilla County and the city of Hermiston continues to move forward after a judge denied the defendants’ motion …

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Morrow County and Tillamook County Creamery Association have announced another round of funding is available to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19.

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SALEM — The Oregon Employment Department experienced a tenfold increase in identity theft issues in 2020 as new jobless claims poured in during the pandemic, mirroring a spike in claims that t…

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Harvust, a Walla Walla agriculture-focused tech company, attracted national attention when its owners were recognized as the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2021 Entrepr…

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FAREWELL BEND — A dark and remote stretch of Interstate 84 east of Baker City is considerably brighter in 2021.

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Many parts of the U.S. are facing lumber shortages — and experts say the problem is acute in the West after 2020's devastating wildfires.

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HERMISTON — Club 24’s Oregon locations and the Hermiston Athletic Club are closed at the request of Oregon’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

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SALEM — Business Oregon is seeking applicants from businesses in the Eastern Oregon region to meet geographic distribution targets for the round of grant funding it previously announced on Nov…

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HEPPNER — The Board of Directors of BEO Bancorp voted recently to declare a $0.95 per share dividend for 2020. The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of Dec. 8, payable on or b…