Major Businesses Line Up Against Tax Being Considered By Oregon Lawmakers

OPB | April 25, 2017

A coalition of Oregon's major business groups say they oppose a proposed gross receipts tax on corporate sales.

Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

Thousands Flock To Southwest Washington Casino Opening, Clog I-5

OPB | April 24, 2017

Monday's rain didn’t keep the crowds – or the traffic – from showing up at the opening day of the Ilani Casino. Just 25 miles north of Portland, it’s the closest major gambling venue to the city.

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In March, Oregon's Unemployment Rate Fell To A Historic Low

OPB | April 18, 2017 10:39 a.m. | Portland

Over the last year, Oregon employers have added 39,00 people to their payrolls. That’s equivalent to the population of Lake Oswego.

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Budget Writers Warn 350,000 Oregonians Could Lose Health Coverage

OPB | April 18, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Budget writers at the Oregon Legislature are warning of deep cuts to health care and education.

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As A Waterfront Icon Is Demolished, Vancouver Braces For A New Identity

OPB | April 17, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Big things are starting to take shape on the Vancouver waterfront. The southwest Washington city’s $1.5 billion redevelopment plan has been in the works for more than a decade.

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Data Centers Boost Prineville's Economy, But Not Without Growing Pains

OPB | April 9, 2017 noon | Prineville, Oregon

The new tech economy has put the squeeze on other resources in this old Western town. 

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Oregon Lawmakers Look To Close Demolition Loophole For Lead Dust

OPB/EarthFix | April 9, 2017 10:40 a.m.

Oregon lawmakers are now hoping to help close a regulatory hole by giving cities and counties the authority to regulate the control of lead dust from home demolitions.  

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Zoom Health Is Leaving Oregon's Health Insurance Exchange

OPB | April 6, 2017 8:48 a.m. | Portland

Another insurance company is dropping out of Oregon’s individual health marketplace.

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Oregon Bill Could Mean Statewide Regulations For Uber, Lyft

OPB | March 31, 2017 4:44 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are taking up a series of bills that would regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.

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Oregon Senate Votes To Increase Legal Age For Tobacco Purchases

OPB | March 23, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Young people in Oregon could soon need to be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products.

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F√°brica En Astoria Es Multada Por Violaciones Laborales

OPB | March 21, 2017 11:57 a.m.

Una investigación realizada por el departamento de labor e industria de Oregon (BOLI por sus siglas en inglés) sacó a la luz miles de violaciones laborales cometidas en una fábrica de procesamiento de mariscos en Astoria.

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Oregon Will Soon Start Testing Age Compliance At Marijuana Stores

OPB | March 7, 2017 4:29 p.m. | Portland

The OLCC is about to start sending young adults to cannabis stores to see whether they can get in.

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