SALEM — Oregon’s unemployment rate inched down again in December, though it was measured too early in the month to account for the widespread disruption of the omicron surge.
SALEM — Oregon’s string of hot years continued in 2021, which finished as the fifth-warmest in records dating back to 1895.
SALEM — The Black and Latino homeownership rate is lower than average across every age group, and Black and Latino households see less generational wealth, affecting individual net worth. This…
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LA GRANDE — The Union County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an informal meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Jan. 18, with the chamber’s new team, including the newly hired executive director, Scott Newman.
SALEM — The Oregon Legislature convenes in the coming weeks to pick up where it left off last year. The Capital Press takes a look at proposals lawmakers will consider and what they mean to ag…
SALEM — Hemp growers in the state will now need to abide by several new federal regulations that will be overseen by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
HERMISTON — The Northeast Oregon Home Builders Association is offering two $1,500 scholarships to help educate and train individuals in a profession related to the building industry.
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LA GRANDE — The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District is scheduling free, in-person business planning classes in La Grande starting in January, and potentially in Baker City and Enter…
SALEM — Incomes and wages have been rising in Oregon, and continued that growth last year during the the steepest, deepest economic downturn in Oregon history. And the income gains spanned the…
IMBLER — A Union County resident recently earned national recognition for her contributions to workplace safety efforts.
SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced she’s pushing a $200 million economic recovery package in the upcoming short legislative session that will put racial justice at the forefront of the s…
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WALLOWA — Long-time Councilman Joe Town submitted his letter of resignation to the Wallowa City Council at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16, citing health reasons.
BAKER CITY — A Baker City feedlot that currently manages fewer than 3,000 head of cattle is seeking permission from the state to expand to 15,000.
BAKER CITY — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has approved the retirement of $3 million in capital credits to its member-owners.
ENTERPRISE — Every day, cattle rancher Todd Nash has filled a 1,000-gallon tank with water from his home and hauled it to one of his herds grazing on land he rents nearby.
SALEM — Oregon businesses will have a lower payroll tax rate for the state unemployment trust fund in 2022.
SALEM — Timber and environmental groups have reached an agreement that sets Oregon on a course to overhaul management of 10 million acres of private forestlands in the state.
WASHINGTON — Wages jumped in the three months ending in September by the most on records dating back 20 years, a stark illustration of the growing ability of workers to demand higher pay from …
WASHINGTON — The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
BAKER CITY — Dana Ring is the new general manager of the Baker Food Co-op, a natural foods grocery and mercantile at 2008 Broadway St.
WASHINGTON — A new online tool is designed to help ranchers document their costs for hauling feed or water to their livestock due to the drought, expenses that might be covered by a federal ai…
SALEM — Oregon’s jobless rate continued falling last month, dipping to 4.7%, according to new state data out Tuesday, Oct. 19.
BAKER CITY — Hopi Wilder, a licensed acupuncturist from Halfway, is opening a new branch in Baker City on Nov. 13.
SALEM — Oregon has extended the deadline for the public to comment on a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to slow the impacts of climate change.
SALEM — Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously called food stamps, now will see a permanent average increase of about $36 per month per person.
LA GRANDE — The sightings are rare, but mule deer are sometimes spotted near the Antlers Espresso drive-thru at 1701 Washington Ave.
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LA GRANDE — La Grande will be losing one of its Community Bank branches.
LA GRANDE — For the second year in a row, the Union County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has canceled the annual Farmer-Merchant Banquet.
BAKER CITY — Tyler Brown’s family owns one restaurant in Baker City that hasn’t served a meal since before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Baker County.
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LA GRANDE — The need for fiber optic internet service in Union and Wallowa counties is growing due to factors like the COVID-19 pandemic.
HERMISTON — The Eastern Oregon Economic Summit has been postponed until June 2022 due to the continued surge of the delta variant of COVID-19 and to facilitate full participation by attendees,…
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Turns out cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. Maybe easier.
ISLAND CITY — Frank Corcoran is always on the lookout for inventors.