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.

Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

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Portland Landlords Appeal Renter Relocation Decision

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 11:46 a.m. | Portland

Two Portland landlords will continue their legal challenge to an ordinance that requires them to help pay relocation expenses for their tenants in some situations.

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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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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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Northwest Economic Summit Brings 700 Business, Education Leaders To Oregon

OPB | July 24, 2017 3 p.m. | Portland

More than 700 business and education leaders, along with politicians from the Pacific Northwest and Canada, are in Portland this week for an economic summit.

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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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Poverty For Portland Families Is Up, But Government Assistance Is Climbing Faster

OPB | July 12, 2017 9:02 p.m.

The American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals an increase in poverty for Portland-area families in recent years. 

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How Is Pollution Connected To Race And Inequality? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 11, 2017 9:24 a.m.

The effects of pollution and climate change don’t affect us all equally. Those hit hardest often belong to communities of color and are cash poor.

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Negotiators Nearing Deal On Oregon Transportation Bill

OPB | June 28, 2017 4:33 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown expresses confidence that she and lawmakers are nearing a deal on a major transportation funding bill after negotiators pare it down.

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Organic Weed Management: It's Harder Than You Think

NWPR/EarthFix | June 28, 2017 12:50 p.m.

Everyone has weeds. No one wants them. Weeds created an unusual controversy in one Oregon county, angering a town and sparking a social media debate. Organic farmers say it is hard to manage weeds.

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2 SW Washington Counties Will Get Health Insurance Providers In 2018

OPB | June 26, 2017 2:11 p.m. | Portland

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

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