2 SW Washington Counties Will Get Health Insurance Providers In 2018

OPB | June 26, 2017

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

Oregon Democrats, Governor Say They'll Skip The Corporate Tax Hike

OPB | June 22, 2017

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown say they've given up trying to increase taxes on corporations during this year's legislative session.

Vancouver’s Fourth Plain Residents Welcome Change, Fear Gentrification

OPB | June 15, 2017

Ten years ago, a neighborhood in Vancouver, Washington, was identified as a place ripe for development. As plans ramp up, some wonder whether change will be a good thing.

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Nike To Lay Off 1,400, Unveils New Corporate Structure

OPB | June 15, 2017 7:11 a.m.

Oregon's second-largest private sector employer announced plans to lay off 2 percent of its global workforce as it undergoes a company-wide restructuring, the company announced Thursday. 

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Oregon Beef Producers Cheer Trade Negotiations With China

OPB | June 14, 2017 3:15 p.m.

Northwest cattle producers are cheering new trade standards that will once again allow beef exports to China.

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After Damaging Winter, Oregon Businesses Choose To Rebuild In Idaho

OPB | June 7, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

Some companies are choosing to make the move to Idaho, citing the higher cost of doing business in Oregon. 

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Oregon And Washington House Members Unanimously Oppose Trump's BPA Privatization Proposal

OPB | June 5, 2017 10:41 a.m.

President Donald Trump's proposal to privatize the Pacific Northwest's transmission grid is opposed by Democratic and Republican House members from Oregon and Washington.

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Oregon Unions Threaten Ballot Campaign If Lawmakers Don't Hike Corporate Taxes

OPB | June 2, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

As Oregon lawmakers continue to debate whether to change the way the state taxes businesses, some public employee unions are threatening to take the question to voters.

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There's Finally A Plan For Up-Close Views Of Willamette Falls

OPB/EarthFix | May 31, 2017 4:30 p.m.

Leaders of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project unveiled their vision for a public riverwalk at the former Blue Heron paper mill site.

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Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.

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How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

OPB | May 23, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.

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20 Years On, Oregon Still Imposes Strict Limits On Medical Claims For Marijuana

OPB | May 23, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

After almost 20 years, the medical benefits of marijuana remain unclear — and businesses must steer clear of medical claims.

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Oregon's Kicker Is Projected To Kick

OPB | May 16, 2017 9:56 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's unique kicker law is projected to kick next year.

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