Evaluation of managers in state government complete

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Oregon has completed evaluations of its managers as the first step to restructuring the state's management system.

 

Blue-collar baby boomers doubtful about retirement

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

The 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 expect to work the rest of their lives.

 

Upper Klamath Basin ranchers lost money in 2013

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Water shutoffs in the Upper Klamath Basin led to losses of approximately $94,000 in 2013.

 

Unemployment rate in Portland falls to new 5-year low

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A new state report shows the Portland unemployment rate is at a new five-year low of 6.7 percent, down from 7.0 percent in October, despite a loss of jobs in November.

 

Lawmakers want a Nike-style deal for rural businesses

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Several rural lawmakers are hoping to create a legislative package for small businesses in Oregon similar to the 30-year tax agreement created solely for Nike.

 

Sen. Ron Wyden proposes wildfire legislation

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Mike Crapo introduced legislation that would treat natural wildfire disasters without funds from regular federal agency budgets.

 

Many Oregonians will face insurance gap come January

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Many Oregonians will not have subsidized health-insurance coverage by Jan. 1 because their applications were deemed incomplete by Cover Oregon.

 
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