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.

Bipartisan Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Proposal To Reel In State Spending

OPB | April 21, 2017

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal Friday to reel in state spending during the upcoming budget cycle.

4 Things To Know As Oregon's Tax And Budget Wars Heat Up

OPB | April 20, 2017

The release of an eye-catching list of possible budget cuts signals the start of the Oregon Legislature's end game: negotiations about taxes and budgets.

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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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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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'OPB Politics Now': The Taxes Are Coming!

OPB | April 6, 2017 3:39 p.m. | Portland

With Tax Day approaching, we dig into tax reform efforts at the national, state and local levels.

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With New I-5 Exit Complete, Cowlitz Tribe Ready For Casino

OPB | April 4, 2017 7:50 p.m.

Members of the Cowlitz tribe, county government officials and community leaders gathered Tuesday to dedicate the new I-5 interchange at Exit 16.

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Central Oregon Is Among Nation's Fastest Growing Regions

OPB | March 23, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Crook County and the Bend-Redmond metro area make national top ten lists for growth.

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Washington Supreme Court Upholds Oil Terminal Process

OPB | March 16, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

The Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Port of Vancouver and Tesoro-Savage, and against environmental groups.

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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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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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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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