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|Wednesday, December 21, 2011|
Washington County commissioners extended a probationary period for Nature's Needs compost facility, due to numerous complaints about foul odors.
About 40 people showed up Tuesday night at the Board of Commissioners' meeting in Hillsboro, most to say that nearly unbearable smells from Nature’s Needs’ 67-acre composting operation near North Plains makes life in the country miserable.
The commissioners, after listening both to residents’ complaints and a vow by the site’s operators to correct past errors, declined to go along with a staff recommendation to make acceptance of food scraps part of the business’s permanent franchise agreement with the county. Instead, commissioners voted 4-0 to extend a pilot program started earlier this year by 12 additional months.
Added Melvin Van Domelen, who lives several miles from the facility, “I’ve raised hogs and I’ve raised pigs, and the odor here is somewhere in between.”
Read more at OregonLive.com.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE
Proud, diverse and underpaid.
Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Oregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Each month for Oregon Business, we assess factors that are shaping current capital market activity—and what they mean to investors. Here we take a look at two major developments regarding possible rollbacks of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS
Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.
Monday, October 06, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.
Monday, November 10, 2014
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
BY RYAN CARSON | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
How do we skill up our future technology workforce in a smart way to take advantage of these high-paying jobs? The answer shouldn’t focus only on helping people get a bachelor’s degree.
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