Kicker Coming? Oregon Tax Revenues Might Exceed Estimates

OPB

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

Audit: Regional Arts And Culture Council Needs Oversight

OPB

Contract oversight and broader goals lacking, report says.

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

KUOW

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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Layoffs Begin For 300 Paper Mill Workers In Camas

Employees at the Georgia-Pacific mill have known about the layoffs since November when the company announced it was closing most of its production at the 134-year-old facility.

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As Tax Cut Estimates Shift, Oregon Legislators Consider New Bills For Special Session

Some lawmakers are quietly considering proposals on gun control and wider tax breaks for the special session. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other leaders have said that's unwelcome. 

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DOJ Hires Outside Attorneys To Investigate Harassment Claims At Business Oregon

In early April, a group of anonymous employees complained about a "bro club" culture at Business Oregon that devalued women and older workers. 

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Oregon Governor Calls For May 21 Special Session On Business Tax

The governor wants to pass a small tax cut on businesses, but she needs Republican support to get a deal completed quickly. 

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In Historic Election, Portland Burgerville Workers Vote To Unionize

Workers at a Southeast Portland Burgerville overwhelmingly approved a vote Monday to unionize. Organizers say that makes them one of the only federally recognized unions in the fast food industry.

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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.

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Nonprofit Plans To Bring African-American Families Back To North Portland

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative Inc. has come up with a plan to repopulate North and Northeast Portland with the African-American community that was displaced from there.


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