08 Jul

Metro’s $700,000 Senti...

By Helen Cook On June 25th, Metro approved $700,000 in taxpayer money for what is best entitled a nice sentiment: Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods program. The program hopes to improve water quality and wildlife habitats through grants t...

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07 Jul

The Big Jobs Squeeze of 2020...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. This is a terrible time to own and run a business. While the past three months have been dismal, the next few months could be even worse. Worse because no one knows what’s coming next. Even though many businesses h...

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01 Jul

July Minimum Wage Increase M...

By Cooper Conway On July 1st, the Portland area’s minimum wage will increase from $12.50 per hour to $13.25. This wage increase is part of a multi-year phase-in of Oregon’s three-tiered minimum wage law, passed by the State Legislature ...

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30 Jun

Supreme Court Upholds Parent...

By Kathryn Hickok The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 30 in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that states’ school choice laws may not discriminate against religiously affiliated schools. Montana’s tax credit scholarship program...

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25 Jun

You can count on the “Every ...

By Rachel Dawson Governor Kate Brown took carbon policy into her own hands earlier this year after the failure of Oregon’s cap-and-trade bill by issuing Executive Order 20-04. This order creates new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduct...

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24 Jun

OLCC Provides a Silver Linin...

By Vlad Yurlov Alcohol-lovers may have a reason for a toast. Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission is taking steps to decrease regulations on sellers, thereby expanding economic opportunity in the food and beverage industry, which was hit ...

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18 Jun

Supporting Students, Not Sys...

By Cooper Conway George Floyd’s tragic death has led to growing calls for changes to antiquated policing systems. The recent protests asking for police reform over these past few weeks have caused many families to question the systemic ...

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