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  • Springfield plans major Gateway Mall renovation
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    I would think that the discount theater is one of the biggest draws to the mall. The people who use it don't have a lot of money to spend but since there aren't any high end retailers at the mall, it make a perfect place for them to shop.

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  • Pendleton Woolen Mills' new CEO spins company into the future
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    I stopped buying Pendleton products when they cast aside American workers in preference for Chinese workers. There's something truly revolting about such a company exploiting the Native American heritage, reducing it to Chinese kitsch. Makes me ill. And the argument that they "can't compete" without doing business in China is utter baloney. It's the same old corporate lie. These days, I go to Faribault Mills when I need a blanket.

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  • Massive drydock to arrive this weekend
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    As I recall, not many years ago we Oregon taxpayers liquidated a Huge Dry Dock, no?

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  • Oregon approves permit for oil train terminal near Clatskanie
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    Since Global's investment plans range from $50 to $70 million, why in the world should taxpayer pick up $2 m of the improvements they want to make? Obviously, they have the bucks to do it all themselves. The Oregon Transportation Commission decides Friday morning whether to allow the subsidy to go forward or not.

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  • Moda Health President Dr. William Johnson balances life, work, play
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    He now has Moda health denying any new physicians the abililty to contract with Moda. This is the only insurance company in Oregon doing so. As a primary care physician my advice is to avoid Moda Health at all costs and choose another insurance provider. This guy seems to be more about boosting his own ego than taking care of Oregonians.

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  • Dream Jobs
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    Could you provide the actual report, please?

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  • The barber is back
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    Out of touch {Beast} Sorry But we didn't go to School for a year and over Ten thousand dollars to cut hair for that price! ! 1st off! you should buy yourself a pair of clippers. 2nd off! you need a Job! So you can get a Haircut that cost you more than five dollars & you need to go back to school so you can learn write! 3rd Off! You couldn't afford a Fox only a Dog. Sorry the Fox has turned into a Mother and Grandmother. I'm so Sorry most Men and ...

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  • Oregon top in new insurance coverage
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    Read the article and it's all about MEDICAID. OK so we open the door for easier access to Medicaid which is "free" (except most doctors won't take it) and we're supposed to be surprised that people take advantage of the opportunity. I bet you could increase the servings of vegetables eaten by offering them for nothing. That more people have Medicaid cards doesn't mean better care. There was a large study here in Oregon that demonstrated this ...

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  • Oregon top in new insurance coverage
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    How can anyone trust what the state of Oregon says about health care after their cover up of Cover Oregon?

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  • Romanian immigrants dominate adult foster care niche
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    I worked for 10 years as a nursing assistant in WA in AFHs, nursing homes, rehab, and hospitals. Not every adult family home is perfect. Cutting corners or malpractice is inevitable in any type of business, but overall the care I was able to provide in an AFH was miles above that of a nursing facility. In a nursing facility I was responsible for 14-16 patients, the majority were not ambulatory. If a patient could walk, but was wabbly, they would be ...

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  • Romanian immigrants dominate adult foster care niche
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    To the various racist comments regarding Romanians: Romanians work hard to get what they earned, same as any other person, it was not handed to them. I can only understand someone’s hatred of successful immigrants as jealousy of what you yourself have not been able to achieve. Romanians battle a litigious immigration system, learning a new language and adapting to a new culture, while you are born in a country with every opportunity available right ...

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  • Women lag in bike riding and business
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    I've received service on my bike at the downtown Bike Gallery in the past, and found them to be friendly and efficient. And while I have only found male (or nearly all male) employees at the bike shops I've been to, and always applaud women having more of a presence in any field that is male-dominated (and also the reverse- I work in early childhood education and respect and admire a guy who wants to dedicate his life to working with kids and know ...

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  • Portland expects 200K more people
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    Enough people to cause the combined sewer pipes to over-flow daily.

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  • Building a better customer experience
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    Tom - Very timely piece. It somewhat mirrors my recent experience, except with a different company. I recently needed to ship a number of small packages for a Kickstarter project and looked at both Stamps.com and Pitney Bowes. I was a little confused on how to get First Class postage, with tracking, on Stamps.com, my first pick. I was in a hurry, so I decided to check out Pitney Bowes rather than digging further through Stamps.com for my answer ...

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  • Canine Inc.
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    From my chair, I see the growing inequities between pampered pets, and those unfortunate pets, who have only experienced terror, objectification , and abandonment, at the hands of cruel, mis-guided, and overwhelmed owners, since birth. Just as there exist class divides between societies of people, so the same holds true for animals. If you don't believe me, take a trip to the Humane Society, and ask them what becomes of pets from puppy mills ...

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  • Knowledge Universe reaches $1.6 billion in revenue
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    same thing happened to me... after 8 yrs of working there (san diego), lies from the new director who was the district manager´s friend!!! good luck!

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  • Knowledge Universe reaches $1.6 billion in revenue
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    Ouch, reading all of these comments makes me sad. No large company is perfect, but my little center is. They allow me the space to hire great teachers and provide outstanding curriculum to educate the beautiful children in my care. Sorry there are so many disgruntled employees. I don't feel that way.

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  • Portland: Where young people go to work?
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    The investment objective of the Scheme is to seek to generate long-term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio primarily of equity and Equity Related Securities. There can be no assurance or guarantee that the investment objective of the Scheme would be achieved. Equity IndiaFund is one of the best plan.

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  • South Waterfront's revenge
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    Get Google to move 5,000 employees from the SF Bay Area to the waterfront site Nike was going to take, then I'll be impressed. Until then, Portland sets its sights way too low.

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  • Canvassers: annoying, but apparently effective
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    A canvasser came to my door. Annoying is an understatement, 6 times I said 'no thank you' with a smile. She was adamant she was not seeking donations, but her last sentence was that she was in fact seeking my info for them to send me a donation pack in the mail. There was no letting up from her, she was pushy, rude and obnoxious. I was polite and understanding, but she ended up angry.my gawd she needs help, she did an injustice to this amazing ...

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  • Tip pool ruling cuts restaurant costs
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    Not exactly true - Starbucks and Batali were cited for including prohibited tasks in the pool, not for pooling. Pooling laws vary by state, but generally pooling is accepted nationwide as it complies with the FLSA rules. I'm seeing high minimum wage state operators switching to service charges and eliminating wages. This allows the operator to fund wages of any task. If this trend of rising minimum wage continues, and states do not honor the ...

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  • Tip pool ruling cuts restaurant costs
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    To those proposing giving owners a "tip credit" to allow for paying less than minimum wage, under that system you cannot force employees to pool tips. The whole premise is you can pay less than minimum wage because they keep all of their tips. Restaurants all over NYC got sued left and right over this issue. Mario Batali had to pay $5 million to cover wage claims when he had mandatory pooling in his restaurants

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  • Downtime
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    Ms. Harrelson is one of Portland's finest leaders; exceptional dedication and vision.

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  • Tip pool ruling cuts restaurant costs
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    I am an owner. In 43 other states, I can hire 4 servers for what I pay 1 server in OR. Instead, I have 2 servers. So half the staff, and twice the cost for me. We have had to go "semi" fast food in order to stay afloat. Now, you come in, order at the register, pay then we deliver the food. Basically, I pay 4x the wage for high paid food runners/buspeople. Let me remind you. You are a foodserver....u nskilled labor. You want $9+ an hour? OK. In ...

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  • Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away
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    Interesting that only Republicans could learn from Gov Atiyeh's bi partisan methods? Would be rather nice if Democrats were also interested in working with the other parties. Gov Atiyeh's success was NOT bi-partisanship but in having a vision for Oregon's future and working tirelessly to promote the interests of Oregonians in general. We want jobs, thriving communities, and opportunities. His tax reform is what brought the Silicon Forest into ...

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  • Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away
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    Both Republicans and Democrats can learn something from Vic Atiyeh...

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  • Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away
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    Governor Atiyeh was a true gentleman and one of our best governors. Current Republicans could learn a lot by studying his bipartisan methods, which were highly effective at a time when Oregon needed strong leadership.

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  • Private Science
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    It would be nice if wealthy philanthropist realized that good work is happening all over town, not just at OHSU, and spread their donations around a little more.

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