2 SW Washington Counties Will Get Health Insurance Providers In 2018

OPB | June 26, 2017

The Washington State Insurance Commissioner says companies will be selling individual health insurance in both Grays Harbor and Klickitat counties next year.

Oregon House Narrowly Votes To Scale Back Hot-Button Tax Break

OPB | June 23, 2017

The Oregon House has narrowly passed a measure meant to scale back a tax break intended for small businesses.

Oregon Democrats, Governor Say They'll Skip The Corporate Tax Hike

OPB | June 22, 2017

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown say they've given up trying to increase taxes on corporations during this year's legislative session.

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Questions Over Taxes Fly As Oregon Legislature Nears Deadline

OPB | June 19, 2017 5:34 p.m.

The future of a possible corporate tax hike is in doubt at the Oregon Capitol.

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Tiny Sumpter, Oregon, Becomes Unwilling Marijuana Mecca

OPB | June 18, 2017 midnight

The eastern Oregon town of 200 people is now unexpectedly home to two recreational marijuana stores.

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Nike To Lay Off 1,400, Unveils New Corporate Structure

OPB | June 15, 2017 7:11 a.m.

Oregon's second-largest private sector employer announced plans to lay off 2 percent of its global workforce as it undergoes a company-wide restructuring, the company announced Thursday. 

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Oregon Beef Producers Cheer Trade Negotiations With China

OPB | June 14, 2017 3:15 p.m.

Northwest cattle producers are cheering new trade standards that will once again allow beef exports to China.

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After Damaging Winter, Oregon Businesses Choose To Rebuild In Idaho

OPB | June 7, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

Some companies are choosing to make the move to Idaho, citing the higher cost of doing business in Oregon. 

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Oregon Unions Threaten Ballot Campaign If Lawmakers Don't Hike Corporate Taxes

OPB | June 2, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

As Oregon lawmakers continue to debate whether to change the way the state taxes businesses, some public employee unions are threatening to take the question to voters.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Prepares To Sign Pay Equity Bill

OPB | May 31, 2017 6 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will sign a bill Thursday that aims to make sure women are paid the same as men. Advocates say the measure also helps ensure disabled people are paid fairly.

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Cyclists Have Mixed Views On An Oregon Bike Tax

OPB | May 28, 2017 8:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's getting a mixed reaction from Oregon's bicycling community.

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Oregon Lawmakers Get 1st Look At Corporate Tax Measure

OPB | May 23, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers got their first look Tuesday at a bill to overhaul the way the state taxes corporations.

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Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.

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