BY BARRY BUSHUE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Today, we have the best chance in over a decade to enact improvements that will strengthen border security, clarify employable status, and provide the kind of process Oregon farm families need to legally employ the capable people they depend on.
BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Unemployment is down but so is the labor force as discouraged workers desert, baby boomers retire and the economy sputters along. In the year ending in April, Portland's labor force fell 1.7% and statewide it dropped 1.9%. Has Portlandia's "Dream of the '90s" evaporated?
BY KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER | BEND CORRESPONDENT
When it comes to cars, it’s a man’s world, and it has been for more than a century. But when it comes to household purchases, modern women hold the purse strings. Heels and Wheels, an annual women's automotive conference held in Bend this past week, spotlights industry trends for female consumers.
BY JIM CARTER | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Over the years, smart investments made in regional infrastructure — rivers, rails, runways and roads — have provided Oregon businesses with efficient and cost effective access to foreign markets. This fall the Portland City Council will make a decision that has statewide, if not national, implications for Oregon’s continued trade strength — the annexation of West Hayden Island.
BY ANGELA DECKER | ASHLAND CORRESPONDENT
Farmers and vintners fear that looming cuts to Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) could damage the region's pear, wine and agriculture/livestock industries, valued at over $80 million.
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