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  • Gold-n-Soft margarine celebrates 40 years
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    I have used the original margarine for years then the company stopped making it in the large tubs and only had the 1# tub but at least they still made it. Now I find out they've stopped and have "new" products. These products now contain polysorbate (a preservative) that my husband is allergic to. This was why we always bought the original product...NO polysorbate!

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  • The short list: 5 companies making a mint off kale
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    I just adore Kale Garden Fusions!! I seriously use it every single day to cook with. Add's an awesome flavor (whatever kind you need) and does it in a super healthy way with Kale! Modern day seasonings can be soo bad for you, packed with insane sodium amounts and periphery ingredients. BUT NOT KALE GARDEN FUSIONS! Lets get more products like this on the shelves.

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  • Revenge Forestry
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    What a fantastic article on Oregon forestry and politics! It was so well written, seemingly well researched, and presented opposing viewpoints in an almost tantalizing way. I loved it. But what can I do because I read it? What difference will it make? How can I use any of the information? Am I really any better informed now, and if so, for what purpose? “Kumbaya” was suggested, but I think tongue-in-cheek . If the State of Oregon is 49% forested ...

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  • Portland Street Fund would tax residents based on income
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    The proposed tax fails the test of fairness. The income floor alone excludes over half the homeowners, not mentioning those excluded because they are receiving government pensions. A classic tax on a group rather than everyone because "you can." This is no different than a special water tax on plumbers, just because they are a small group and won't squeal too loud.

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  • Portland Street Fund would tax residents based on income
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    The proposed tax is not a reasonable solution to the City's street maintenance issues and is counter-productive. 1.It only adds to the PERS problem by adding additional employees to the COP payroll in non-productive or remedial roles. 2.It should be more of a user fee without "exceptions" and, to that I'd add bicyclists, public employees and retirees, all of whom use the streets. A regional registration fee or gas tax is more equitable. 3.It does ...

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  • TriMet GM gets raise
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    I suppose the biggest question is has he EARNED this huge retroactive pay rise in relationship to the profitability and efficiency of TriMet and the earnings of it's rank and file employees.

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  • Reimagining education to solve Oregon's student debt and underemployment problems
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    Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) students were showing high ROIs even in the recession because of the applied nature of our degrees and the students' skill sets when they graduate. Almost 90% of our graduates are employed or in grad school a year after leaving us, with avg. starting salaries of almost $57k. As a polytech institution, we make sure our students are ready to roll when they are employed, through internships, externships ...

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  • 5 hot coffee shops for entrepreneurs
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    If I lived steps away I would be there every day and weigh a million pounds! :)

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  • 5 hot coffee shops for entrepreneurs
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    Sweetpea is one of my favorite spots in Portland. I am lucky to live steps away from their door and stop in every weekend to start my days. Great service and always delicious food. Well don!!

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  • Reimagining education to solve Oregon's student debt and underemployment problems
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    Although the "cost" of college is briefly mentioned, I think more needs to be said. College costs have risen much faster than incomes and inflation. Why? The colleges themselves need to examine their own cost structures and efficiencies to remain "competitive", just like any institution, or they will lose customers as their prices rise. There is some thought that simply making the supply of loans and grants easier and larger for students actually ...

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  • Portland Street Fund would tax residents based on income
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    Where has all the money gone is an easily answered question. Just take a look at what the COP is paying for PERS. If this measure should pass watch for the future muddling with it that will exempt bike riders and public employee union members from paying the tax.

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  • Portland Street Fund would tax residents based on income
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    What happen to all the money we have been paying in taxes to address things like roads?

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  • The clean fuels opportunity
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    CNG for garbage fleets is a great fit.Cheaper,cle aner burning, quieter,domesti cally available.The state should help us convert to benefit all Oregon citizens(higher up front cost on trucks and fuel stations are what is slowing the transition down) Bruce Heiberg,Heiberg garbage & recycling

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  • Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know
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    First of all to the person who asked about parole, the measure does not take full effect until July, 2015 so until then it is still illegal under state law. The cops might choose to stop enforcing the law but you should probably steer clear for now. I mean whats a couple months vs. getting re-busted? And then for my question.. Will it be legal for an employer to allow consumption of marijuana at work? Like have a designated and ventilated spot for ...

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  • Gov. Kitzhaber defeats Dennis Richardson
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    For starters, a viable candidate who is not to the right of Atilla the Hun.

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  • Gov. Kitzhaber defeats Dennis Richardson
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    And we wonder why we don't get better results economically in this state. What does it take for a Dem to get unseated? We have abuse of power charges, mis-management of hundreds of years worth of personal paychecks (to the tune of $200M+) and a botched river crossing project and we still re-elect him. The word for that is insanity.

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  • Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know
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    So if your on probation/parol e dooes measure 91 effect you in any way? Say a person, 21 or older, on probation/parol e starts using marijuana again since measure 91 was passed, do they still receive a probation/parol e violation for using marijuana? or if they don't pass a drug test for marijuana? I've read through a lot of stuff about measure 91 but I fail to see anything about probationees and parolees on the facts of measure 91 about if its ...

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  • Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know
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    We have been following this measure for quite some time and must state the obvious: employers have and still exhibit the need for 'control' over "their" employed and even though Oregon has now overwhelmingly approved, we have found this "legalisation" to be bittersweet. On one hand, democracy has prevailed, and yet nothing (so far as employers are concerned) has changed. They can terminate at will (right to work state) for any breach of company ...

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  • Eugene tells Uber to stop service
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    It's unregulated tax-evading app-dispatch taxicab business. Regulate it. And if these ride-sharing crooks refuse, ban them. We regulate hundreds of same exact transportation businesses. An app is not an excuse to go and rob people, evade taxes, break laws. Citibank has an app - does Citibank stops being a bank? Do banking regulations NOT apply to Citibank because it has an app ? NO.

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  • Canvassers: annoying, but apparently effective
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    Been a canvesser for a hole two days now, have not run into any rude people and it is door to door. But my luck probably will run out soon. just hope it not too bad. At least I live in Portland Or. where most Oregonians are more LAX...

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  • Walmart coming to Warrenton
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    This is a horrible idea. There is no upside to a Wal Mart opening up in Warrenton!!!! Not only will it hurt the local businesses that are already there but Wall Mart is horrible to their employees and the majority of them will have to depend on state assistance to make ends meet. I have seen several smaller towns like Warrenton open a Wall Mart thinking it would be a good thing for their community only to have the opposite happen. Also know quite ...

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  • Portland businesses find paid sick day law problematic
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    Laws such as this are typical of leaders who do not have the business experience of the affected people. They don't understand the tremendous effort that is involved in running a business and so they don't appreciate the impact of the added paperwork, scheduling, loss of productivity, etc. In some ways this outcome is similar to much of the medical world's dislike for the Affordable Care Act. The paperwork alone makes it so onerous that it adds ...

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  • Dennis Richardson asks U.S. attorney to investigate Kitzhaber, Hayes
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    About time someone this corrupt couple doesn't control investigates some of the tricky deals and wasted taxpayer money these two have directed to themselves and their buddies. I hope they look at the money that the Department of Energy has been doling out to their "green energy" friends who don't meet the qualifications to get it. Example: Shepherd Flats Wind Farm The governor and his girlfriend have been controlling that agency in a most blatant ...

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  • The Latest: Here Comes Walmart
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    we definitely need Walmart in Warrenton - we need the jobs and the lower prices - Warrenton already has A DOLLAR TREE and the residents love it and shop there all the time we're tired of being raped by Fred Meyer and Safeway stores and don't like driving all the way to Longview or Woodland to get to a Walmart. We could also use a Winco store.

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  • Gone Fishing
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    We need a disrupter to Pacific Seafood distribution. They control too much of the regional market.

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  • Semiconductor purgatory
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    Andrew Zucker is apparently the poster child for everything wrong with politics. Personalities and trash talk are everything, critical thinking and integrity are nothing.

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  • Gold-n-Soft margarine celebrates 40 years
    Guest
    I was in Safeway in Oregon, the other day, and I was going to pick up a couple of 1 lb. tubs, as I usually do once a week. They were no longer on the shelf, let alone a spot for them. They still had the larger lite spread, that I will not use. Can you tell me if they are no longer carrying it? I went to Bi Mart and bought the last 3 they had for a dollar more per tub.

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  • Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know
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    There was a study done that found that employers far more often pursued policies that had more to do with exercising power over their employee's lives than with efficiency or the maximization of profit. If an employer's insurance policy requires drug testing for actuarial purposes, then perhaps many of us would have to just put up with it. But much more often we see that the real interest in 'zero tolerance' policies is the same as keeping workers ...

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