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UMATILLA COUNTY — The Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation has $370,000 in state grant funds available for small businesses and 501 (c) (3) nonprofits in Eastern Oregon.

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When I spoke with Salud Campos of the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce recently, she told me the chamber is planning several grand openings for new businesses in the Umatilla area.

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The Tri-Cities Cancer Center, which has a satellite office in Hermiston, is offering free virtual classes to the community.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is encouraging workers and members of the public to use its online reporting tool when reporting workplace hazards.

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PENDLETON — The impact of COVID-19 has left many people without a job or in need of new skills across the nation. The Training and Employment Consortium has funding available to aid adults and…

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On July 1, Walmart announced it had met its goal of hiring more than 250,000 veterans nationwide by the end of 2020.

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Since COVID-19 hit, it’s been out with the old and in with the new at Riverside Sports Bar in Umatilla.

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PORTLAND — Utilities will get a financial break from the Bonneville Power Administration this year after the nonprofit federal power marketer announced it will suspend its financial reserves s…

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Hermiston Cinema joined the list of businesses reopening under Phase 2 after a long closure.

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Hermiston and other Eastern Oregon restaurants, bars and hotels said they are happy to be back, with many reopening their dining room floors, hiring additional staff members and rehiring old o…

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HERMISTON — Long lines often snake around the outside of BottleDrop Redemption Center these days, but employees of the Hermiston company say it likely has more to do with restrictions on submi…

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Lifeways is holding an open house and tours for its new Aspen Springs Psychiatric Hospital, located at 1212 W. Linda Avenue.

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The Hermiston Herald and East Oregonian will have an extra pair of hands helping out in the newsroom this summer with intern Nada Sewidan.

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Hermiston’s proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, featured on today’s front page, offered up a long list of new projects that the city will be bringing to Hermiston in the coming year.

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Hermiston residents who frequently travel Southeast 11th Street have asked what the previously empty storage building on the corner of 11th and Hartley Avenue will hold once it is done with re…

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LA GRANDE — The parent company of Bealls and other department stores filed Sunday for bankruptcy protection, unable to climb out of a financial hole the COVID-19 pandemic made even deeper.

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PENDLETON — EO Media Group, an Oregon family-owned multimedia company, has established a Community Marketing Grant Program to assist businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions in the markets…

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What’s for dinner? “It depends on what’s available at the local market” is going to be the answer for a while.

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Some projects in Hermiston have been put on hold thanks to COVID-19, but Larry Fetter, director of Hermiston’s parks and recreation department, says the new Funland playground at Butte Park is…

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After years of families supporting local businesses, Hermiston Downtown District wants to show its support for high school seniors and their families.

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Almost 12 years to the day the EO Media Group took ownership of the Hermiston Herald, the venerable paper is now undergoing another significant milestone.