Josephine County Suffers Setback In Its Cannabis Crackdown

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Josephine County officials have suffered a setback in an ongoing effort to crack down on cannabis grows in the county — but a far weightier fight is still in play.

The Last Time Oregon's Christmas Tree Farmers Faced Down A Trade War

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Talk of new tariffs are worrying a range of agricultural businesses across the Northwest. But this isn’t the first time local farmers have been in the crossfire over an international trade dispute.

Clark County Council Gets Earful From Both Sides On Fireworks Debate

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Residents in southwest Washington's Clark County sounded off on a proposal to limit fireworks. Restrictions could include fewer days to sell fireworks and a possible ban on large aerials.

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Comcast Agrees To Pay $155 Million In Settlement With Oregon

The cable giant reaches a settlement with state of Oregon over how to value its assets in Oregon for property tax purposes. 

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What SCOTUS' Wedding Cake Ruling Means For Northwest

While the U.S. Supreme Court's 7-2 decision skirted the main legal arguments the Colorado case presented, the court's ruling could influence two similar cases in the Northwest.

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Oregon's Shiny New Industry: Synthetic Diamonds

Gemstone industry giant De Beers announced a plan to begin manufacturing synthetic diamond jewelry, and that it would to open a 60,000 square foot factory in Gresham by 2020.

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Audit: Regional Arts And Culture Council Needs Oversight

Contract oversight and broader goals lacking, report says.

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Eat. Pray. Truck. How A Northwest Tribe Brings Salmon Home

Strangely, perhaps, Chinook salmon's epic journey from mid-Pacific Ocean to a Puyallup fishing net begins with a sloshing tanker truck.

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The Northwest Juniper Lumber Industry Is Poised For A Healthy Bump

Western juniper has been relegated to firewood, furniture, raised garden beds and the occasional rural fence post. That’s about to change.

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Nike Sees Executive Departures In Harassment Reckoning

After shake-ups at Nike, some former employees are hopeful — if wary — that the company that made Portland "Sneakertown" can change.

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As Oregon Grows, So Does Its Demand For Ethnic Grocery Stores

Grocery stores can provide some hints into who lives — and doesn’t live — in a neighborhood. As Oregon gets more diverse, the demand for ethnic grocery stores grows.

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Oregon Governor's Tax Proposal Faces Criticism From All Sides

The governor has called a special session on May 21 in hopes of passing a tax break for roughly 12,000 businesses. 

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With Gladstone Vote, Burgerville Workers Unionize A Second Store

Workers at a second Burgerville store have successfully won a vote to unionize


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