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Feds to Collect on Defaulted PPP, EIDL Loans Beginning March 4

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative's Small Business Resource Center announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin referring defaulted PPP and EIDL loans...

Researcher Sheds Light on Health Care Industry in Post-COVID World

In some ways, the health care industry has changed dramatically in the post-COVID world. In other ways, not so much. Ryan Donohue shed light on...

Assessments Show Little Student Improvement Over Last Four years

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Most Oregon students have not regained ground in key subjects following the COVID pandemic, but steep declines in English language...

Umatilla Among School Districts to Get $500,000 in Federal Funds

By Alex Baumhardt Thousands of kids across Oregon are guaranteed summer and after-school programs in the coming school year with millions in new federal funding. The...

Morrow County Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average by 15 Points

The Morrow County School District graduation rate for the 2021-22 year was 96.32 percent, 15 points higher than the state average. The numbers come from...

Me and My Prince Ball to Return in 2023; Sponsorships Available

Preparations are in the works for the 16th Me and My Prince Ball that will be held May 20, 2023, at the Eastern Oregon...

The Pandemic’s Impact: Mental Health Field Facing Challenges

The COVID pandemic has made behavioral health and mental wellness a hot topic and put an exclamation point on the need for improved services. That...

All 36 Oregon Counties to Receive Federal Assistance Over 2 Years

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden announced that all 36 Oregon counties will receive a combined $113.1 million in federal assistance over the next two years...

Marvin Way Passes Away at 92

Marvin Dean Way passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2022 at his home in Stanfield at the age of 92. He was born on Nov....

Training Offered on Forest Service Virtual Incident Procurement/VIPR

The Government Contract Assistance Program will be offering two training opportunities for learning about the Forest Service Virtual Incident Procurement/VIPR system. The sessions will cover...

Rural Health Care Providers to Receive $118 Million in COVID Relief

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced on Tuesday that 481 rural health providers in Oregon will receive a total of $118,654,854 for...

Hermiston Community Center Serving Veterans Day Breakfast Today

The city of Hermiston will be hosting a Veterans Day breakfast on this morning at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S. Highway 395. The event...

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7 Percent in September

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in September from 5.0%, as revised, in August. In September, 102,000 Oregonians were unemployed, according to the Oregon...

Youth Have Time to Complete Hunter Education While Hunting This Fall

As fall hunting seasons kick off, youth hunters will have more time to complete mandatory hunter education training while still being able to hunt...

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6% in Month of June

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.8 percent in May, as revised, to 5.6 percent in June. Oregon’s unemployment rate has gradually declined each month this...

Lions Club Selling ‘Mo’s Famous Chowder’ for Scholarship Program

The Hermiston Lions Club is again selling Mo’s Famous Clam Chowder now through March 8. Proceeds will help support the club’s annual college scholarships program,...

Parents, Students Plan Rally Monday in Support of Reopening Schools

Hermiston residents frustrated by the shutdown caused by the COVID pandemic are organizing a “Rally For Our Students” on Monday just prior to the...

Father-Daughter Dance Committee Postpones Ball Until May 2022

Due to continuing health and safety concerns related to the COVID pandemic, the Me and My Prince Ball Committee has decided to further postpone...

Frankie Garcia Passes Away at 30

Francisco “Frankie” Garcia died on Jan. 13, 2021 at his home in Hermiston at the age of 30. He was born on June 16, 1990...

Psychological Services of Pendleton Offering Pro-Bono Service

Psychological Services of Pendleton is currently offering pro bono out-patient mental health services to individuals who are working in the health care, education or...

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