Portland Area Makes Its Pitch To Land Amazon's Second Headquarters

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017

Four Portland-area communities have submitted an application for Amazon's massive second headquarters. 

Growing Local In Central Oregon Isn't Easy, But Farmers Are Seeing Success

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017

A growing number of small farmers are making a mark on central Oregon’s local food scene — despite the region’s challenging agricultural conditions.

Bend Leaders Seek Support For Central District Redevelopment

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017

The city of Bend has plans to revitalize an industrial area in the center of town.

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Movie Madness To Close? Not If The Hollywood Theatre Can Save It

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

The nonprofit cinema is launching a campaign to buy one of Portland’s last remaining video stores — and one of the country's largest film collections.

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Oregon Will Send $85M To Schools And More From Cannabis Tax

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The initial payout from cannabis taxes in Oregon will total nearly $85 million, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue.

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Oregon Governor Says Gorge Economic Recovery Will Take Months

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 2:44 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she thinks it'll take several months for businesses in the Columbia River Gorge to recover from the Eagle Creek Fire.

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Ontario Becomes Oregon's Only City To Approve A Sales Tax

OPB | Sept. 27, 2017 4:08 p.m.

Ontario is the only Oregon city that will have a retail sales tax, after the City Council approved a 1 percent general sales tax Tuesday.

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Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

If you’re one of the 1.7 million Oregonians whose information was potentially compromised by the recent Equifax data breach, don’t expect to get a letter in the mail telling you about it.

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Soda Tax Backers Begin Canvassing For Signatures In Multnomah County

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 11:47 a.m. | Portland

Successful or not, the canvassing efforts that began Saturday give a look into what arguments both sides of the soda tax debate will make when the election draws near in Oregon's most populous county.

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Smoke From Wildfires Worries Northwest Winemakers, Farmers

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Harvest season is in full swing in Oregon and Washington. But with wildfires burning hundreds of thousands of acres, many Pacific Northwest growers are concerned about their crops.

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Buying A New Bike In Oregon? Get Ready To Pay $15 More

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Bend, Orgon

Some say the new tax will hurt mom-and-pop cycling shops. Others say it’s a signal that bike commuters are now even bigger players in the transportation mix.

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Families: Oregon Insurance Division Is Slow To Help Autistic Children

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Portland

Families who’ve had to go through courts to force insurance companies to cover their medical claims say the Oregon Insurance Division needs to fight harder on the public's behalf.

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Proposals To Cut State Pension Deficit Could Cost Oregonians

OPB | Aug. 28, 2017 2:41 p.m.

Proposals to reduce the Oregon public pension debt include several that would raise  taxes and fees and place higher costs on businesses.


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