Union-Backed Oregon Group Once Again Aiming A Ballot Initiative At Corporations


Our Oregon returns with a more modest ballot measure on corporate transparency following its big loss on corporate taxation in 2016.

Oregon Governor's Promised Tax Break Would Reach Sliver Of Targeted Businesses


The effect of the tax cut Brown's currently proposing is unlikely to impress Republican lawmakers who accuse her of playing politics as she makes a case for re-election.

California Company Buys Oregon-Based SolarWorld Americas


California-based SunPower has purchased solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld Americas and plans to invest in the Hillsboro solar manufacturing plant.

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Deschutes Brewery CEO: Still Moving Forward With Virginia Brewery

CEO Michael LaLonde says plans to build a brewery in Roanoke, Virginia, have not changed despite news reports that the company was "re-thinking" its plans.

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Kate Brown's New Business Tax Break Could Cost $15 Million Annually

That's far less than a potential tax break Brown decided to axe earlier this month. 

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Leader Of Oregon's Biggest Business Group Resigns After 'Inappropriate Comment'

The former lawmaker tapped to champion the state’s business interests as the head of Oregon Business & Industry resigned Wednesday after being accused of making racially insensitive remarks.

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A New Homeless Center Is Coming To The Pearl District

The nonprofit Harbor of Hope plans to open a "navigation center" underneath the Broadway Bridge later this year. 

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Business-Backed Nonprofit To Announce New Homelessness Project

The Harbor of Hope organization recently made an offer to purchase the Wapato jail, but says this isn't related.

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Oregon Governor Will Sign Controversial Tax Bill, Call Special Session

Oregon's governor agreed to ditch federally passed tax cuts, but will push for a new break for some businesses.

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Josephine County Sues Oregon To Invalidate Cannabis Laws

Josephine County attorneys have asked a federal judge to throw out Oregon's cannabis laws — two ballot measures approved by voters and regulatory legislation passed by state lawmakers.

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Nonprofit Offers Multnomah County $7M For Unused Wapato Jail Site

There’s a new twist in the long saga of Wapato Jail, the Multnomah County facility that cost $58 million to build but has never been used to house inmates. 

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Growing Trade War Likely To Hit Oregon Exports

The growing trade war between the U.S. and China is expected to take a toll on Oregon exports.

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Portlanders Likely To See A 10 Percent Increase In Garbage Bill

An emergency increase in Portland’s garbage bills is expected to be approved this month because of stricter Chinese recycling requirements.

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