Oregon Senate Votes To Increase Legal Age For Tobacco Purchases

OPB | March 23, 2017

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

Fábrica En Astoria Es Multada Por Violaciones Laborales

OPB | March 21, 2017

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.

Oregon Will Soon Start Testing Age Compliance At Marijuana Stores

OPB | March 07, 2017

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

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Oregon Reaches Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 1976

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 10:18 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in January — the lowest it’s been since records began in 1976.

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Port Of Portland Gets Chance To Restart New Container Business

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Portland

The Port of Portland and the operator of the container facility at Terminal 6 have agreed to end their 25-year lease agreement.

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No-Fault Termination Notices At Portland's Titan Manor Rescinded — For Now

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Portland

For activists and politicians pushing for changes in Portland's housing policy, the Titan Manor has become shorthand for the thousands of poor families displaced by mass no-fault evictions. But late last week, the situation for residents changed.

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Small Oregon Credit Union Offers Banking To Marijuana Businesses

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

One small Willamette Valley credit union is opening accounts for marijuana businesses, despite a federal ban.

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Oregon Bans Marijuana-Infused Alcohol

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 11:22 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued a ban on marijuana-infused alcoholic beverages.

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Oregon Wants Doctors To Do Full Patient Evaluation Before Recommending Medical Marijuana

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 3 p.m. | Portland

The State of Oregon wants doctors to conduct a full patient evaluation when recommending medical marijuana.

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Judge Denies Landlords' Request To Halt New Portland No-Fault Eviction Law

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Portland

A federal judge refused Wednesday to block a new Portland law that requires landlords to help their tenants pay relocation costs when they’re evicted or face rent hikes of more than 10 percent.

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Oregon Public Employees Paint Dire Picture As PERS Comes Up For Debate

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The future of Oregon's public pension system is up for debate at the state capitol. A Senate panel kicked off a series of public hearings Monday on a proposal to rein in costs.

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Oregon Cannabis Company Gets Into Athlete Sponsorship

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:34 a.m.

A Bend, Oregon cannabis company has found an interesting way to market its product. It’s sponsoring athletes.

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Meet The Wealthy Investors Buying Cheap Portland Apartment Buildings

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 10:15 a.m. | Portland

Professional and institutional investors have flocked to the Portland real estate market. They’re taking advantage of low vacancy rates to make money – and, in the process, driving up rents.

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