From Steel Imports To Subarus, Trump's Tariff War Hits SW Washington


In Washington, the Trump administration’s trade tariffs are having a huge impact across the state — from cherry growers in eastern Washington to steel imports at the Port of Vancouver.

How A Fight Over Unions Could Change The Direction Of Oregon Politics


A Supreme Court ruling creates a question for Oregon's powerful government unions: Can they keep their members?

New US Ambassador To European Union Is A Northwest Hotel Magnate


The new U.S. ambassador to the European Union is a Seattle-based hotel magnate with deep GOP roots.

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'There Aren't A Lot Of Other Options:’ Port Orford’s Season Of Crab And Crisis

A fishing town on Oregon's South Coast attempts to rise above toxic algae and a volatile ocean economy.

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Portland To Develop Database Of Rental Housing Inventory

Landlords will now be required to list the addresses of their rental properties when they submit their annual business license tax filing.

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A 1-Bedroom In Oregon Is Now Unaffordable For The Average Worker

The average cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment is now beyond the means of the average full-time Oregon worker, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

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Signs Of Oregon's Racist Past Might Be In The Documents Of Your Home

As neighborhoods were created in cities in Oregon and across the country, housing developers wanted to keep their communities exclusive by keeping out certain ethnic and religious groups.

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Kicker Coming? Oregon Tax Revenues Might Exceed Estimates

A forecast released Wednesday shows Oregon taxpayers might have $555.3 million coming back to them.

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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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Central Oregon's Top Employers Are Mostly Small Businesses

Almost 80 percent of Central Oregon residents are employed by small businesses.

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Oregon Agriculture Department Will Lead Trade Mission To China Amid Federal Uncertainty

The trade mission comes despite efforts by the Trump Administration to beef up trade tariffs targeted at China. 

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