No Longer A Mill Town, Camas Holds On To Its Blue-Collar Past

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An industry that once defined the town of Camas, Washington, is coming to an end. Last month, Georgia-Pacific announced it will close most of its production at the 134-year old paper mill.

5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

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From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

Facebook Plans To Build 2 New Data Centers In Prineville

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The new buildings will bring the total number of Facebook buildings in Prineville up to five. That’s in addition to three Apple data halls. 

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Futurist Warns: 'Make Oregon Robot Proof'

Oregon’s top political and business leaders learned Monday that many of the state's jobs could be lost to automation in coming years.

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Oregon Revenue Forecast Shows State Collecting Millions More In Revenue Than Expected

Oregon will collect millions more in revenue beginning in mid-2019 than expected.

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Audit: Portland Development Agency Needs To Better Manage Its Properties

An audit of Portland’s economic development agency found that it needs to do a better job managing the properties that it owns.

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Portland Region Officials Begin Work On Congestion Pricing Tolling Plan

An Oregon Department of Transportation advisory committee is supposed to recommend a tolling plan by June.

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Economic Woes Linger In Oregon Communities Scarred By Wildfire

The wildfires are largely out in places like the Columbia River Gorge and the southern Oregon coast, but the economic fallout continues in many nearby communities.

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Container Ship Service Returning To Port Of Portland In 2018

Starting in January, Hong Kong-based Swire Shipping will start calls at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6, roughly every 35 days.

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Privatizing Oregon’s Largest Universities? Intriguing But Unlikely

Floated as a revenue-generating option, what would it look like if Oregon’s largest public universities fell into private control?

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Portland Council Approves New Spending On Transportation, Police And Homeless Services

Portland’s city council has approved close to $12 million in new one-time spending.

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How GOP Tax Cut Bill Could Raise Oregon State Income Taxes

The Republican tax cut bill in Congress could have a surprising impact in Oregon if it becomes law.

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Central Oregon Is 1 Of Fastest Growing Economies In US

Economic growth in Deschutes County is not only outpacing most other Oregon cities, it’s seeing some of the biggest gains in the nation.


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