December 2008

Bottle bill changes uncork opposition

When Oregon became the first state in the nation to pass a bottle bill in 1971, the program built swiftly into a success, with a recovery rate of more than 90%.


Banks get cash infusion

As of mid-November, three Oregon banks are in line to get a federal infusion of cash.


Food industry helps the hungry

Job loss, higher food costs and lower wages are forcing more and more Oregonians to turn to food banks for help.


Politics beat bucks in ballot measures battle

As the dust settled following November’s election, Oregon taxpayers found themselves on the line for a relatively small price tag for ballot measures.


Mergers don’t help Oregon employment

The sales of Tektronix and Longview Fibre were two of the biggest merger and acquisition deals cut in the Northwest in 2007, worth a combined $5 billion.