Oregon Officials Say They're Ready For Eclipse

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017

A million people may flock to Oregon over the coming week to view the total eclipse of the sun. State officials said Tuesday that they're as prepared as they can possibly be.

Oregon's Jobless Rate At 3.8 Percent

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017

The state Employment Department said Tuesday the jobless rate for July was 3.8 percent, slightly higher than Oregon's record-low. At this time last year, the rate was 5.1 percent.

Washington Commuters Brace For Solar Eclipse Gridlock

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017

Next week could become a traffic nightmare for Vancouver residents who regularly commute into Portland for work, as a million people descend on Oregon for Monday’s total solar eclipse.

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Is Multnomah County's Political Contribution Cap Constitutional?

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 11:55 a.m. | Portland

Multnomah County voters last November passed strict limits on political contributions with the overwhelming support of 89 percent of voters. 

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Oregon Marijuana Shops Anticipate Eclipse Sales Spike

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 11:49 a.m. | Portland

Marijuana sales are seeing a spike in anticipation of Oregon's total eclipse.

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Are Luxury Resort Ranches The Future Of Eastern Oregon?

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 1:41 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

Could high-end resorts be an economic answer for eastern Oregon? One Grant County rancher thinks so. 

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What's The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

On Monday, Aug. 21, Oregon will have a collective raised head to the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years. Here are seven things to know before the solar eclipse completely covers our lives.

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To Open Or To Close? For Eclipse, Grant County Businesses Must Decide

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 11:22 a.m.

Travel officials estimate 1 million people are headed to Oregon for this month's eclipse. Business owners in Grant County must decide whether they'll be staying open for the extra patrons — or not.

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Bend's Beer Boom Puts A Squeeze On Water Infrastructure

OPB | Aug. 1, 2017 6:30 a.m.

An average brewery uses seven gallons of water for every one gallon of beer brewed. All of the waste water from Bend's booming beer industry is straining the city's wastewater treatment system. 

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Oregon Student Organizers Protest Nike Over Sweatshops

OPB | July 29, 2017 1:13 p.m. | Portland

Organizers in Portland and the globe held a day of action against Nike for what they say are human rights abuses at Nike production factories abroad.

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Oregon Liquor Agency And Workers Compensation Insurer Could Be Privatization Targets

OPB | July 24, 2017 5:47 p.m.

An Oregon task force says it is looking at a wide variety of provocative ideas for raising cash to pay down Oregon's pension debt.

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Beaverton Strip Club Could Pay $1M To Former 15-Year-Old Dancer

OPB | July 19, 2017 11:37 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries began investigating Stars Cabaret for civil rights violations in 2015.

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Oregon Measure Seeks To Head Off Corporate Tax On Grocery Sales

OPB | July 19, 2017 8:15 a.m.

A proposed constitutional amendment has been filed in Oregon to prohibit taxes on sales of groceries.

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