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  • Legislature passes state-run retirement plan
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    Let's see... The third state to start a state run plan after California and Illinois.... Does anyone in our State legislature understand both of these states are broken and upside down on their stat run pensions to the tune of a trillion dollars?

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  • Wyden's 'fast-track' trade bill passes Senate
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    Sen. Wyden and Rep. Blumenauer deserve credit for doing their own thinking on behalf of what is best for their constituents, and not slavishly doing what is best for the usual special interest campaign donation sources.

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  • Wyden's 'fast-track' trade bill passes Senate
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    Sure Senator Wyden. Let's not talk about politics now. Oh. We should mention one political reality. Your fast-track vote likely means you'll be "primaried" during the next election cycle. We are tired of secret backroom deals. We need transparency when trade policy is discussed in the U.S. Congress. Let's put a true progressive in the Senate, someone who values transparency, in place of Wyden.

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  • Foundations perspective
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    Many great thinkers throughout history and across the world have used different methods to arrive at one goal: harmony between individual experience and universal truth. Human beings flourish when they attain alignment between their being and reality.

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  • Transportation deal may repeal clean fuels program
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    AXE clean fuel law and not taxes!!!

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  • Barre3 grows with revival of group fitness classes
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    I love reading a post that can make people think. Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

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  • Has collapse of Port of Portland container terminal created traffic issues?
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    We can thank the Longshoremen' greed for the mess.

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  • Legislature passes state-run retirement plan
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    While I applaud the idea of encouraging more people to save for retirement, I am concerned that too many people will consider this option as "I've got my retirement covered" instead of doing a more comprehensive job of retirement planning -- with or without a professional financial advisor. I'm not sure about the cost structure yet since few details are available but I'm also concerned that small businesses may opt for this plan as a "Just use the ...

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  • Up in the Air
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    Looks good on paper. But what about Boeing?

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  • Oregon House speaker wants $13 minimum wage
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    I think our leaders in Salem are taking advantage of the medical marijuana, because they must be higher than a kite to think that raising the minimum wage will be a good thing. If I have to start paying Bubba $15/hr who has no skill sets, the rest of my staff who do have skill sets will expect higher pay. If our labor costs go up, we will have to raise the prices of the goods and services we provide to remain in business. Is the Oregon consumer ...

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  • Oregon House speaker wants $13 minimum wage
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    That's a real valid point which I've not heard brought up in discussions about the various issues we businesses face-- stop driving away business that pays decent wages and minimum wage becomes a non-issue. What a concept! I wonder if Mayor Hales is planning to show us the list of major companies pounding on the door wanting to move to Portland to take the place of others, such as Pembina, that he and others on the City Council are driving ...

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  • Oregon House speaker wants $13 minimum wage
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    Oh it's so easy to sit in Salem and spent other people's money! Far more difficult to be a business owner in one of our many small and economically moribund towns and have to pay far more than the market would bear...and far more than what would allow a reasonable return on the investment. But how lovely, those who WISH to pay more than this inflated amount will be allowed to do so! How special. I hope Ms Kotek would take a tour of Southern and ...

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  • Q&A with Kedma Ough of Micro-Inventors Program of Oregon
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    I'm an inventor seeking a license agreement. I have a prototype, 3D presentation, cad drawings. I have received an email from the Chicago Bulls interested in the invention Hangtime accessory rack a space saver, closet organizer Made from plastic. I was at a conference that Kedma Qugh spoke. I was impressed with her knowledge and sincerity to help others.

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  • Intrepid reporter checks out ZoomCare rebrand
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    Follow up??

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  • Fixing Oregon’s broken roads
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    Well, there it is... graphic proof that this is the dumbest idea ever hatched. Why complexicate a functional system (gas tax collection) and subsidize the oft-seen solo driver in a pickup with a bed chock full of empty? Well, because it's a genius insurance industry exec that came out here an foisted it on Oregon, that's why!

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  • How much does a visit from Obama cost in OT for cops?
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    Portland Police wasn't the only agency involved. With the Nike visit, Washington County agencies were involved, too. What kind of tab did they ring up? What about reimbursement?

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  • Fixing Oregon’s broken roads
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    The state will only receive mileage data. It will not know the location of where the user drove or anything else. The data is also not stored. It is just used to collect the fuel charge.

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  • Fixing Oregon’s broken roads
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    "These include a scoring system for safe driving behavior and a log of trips." Right now Progressive already penalizes those who use their driving monitoring system if they speed, perform hard braking or acceleration. Will the State be tracking those driving behaviors and informing the insurance companies? Will the State "promise" not to turn over the GPS tracking information to the Police? Think of the Big Brother implications here. AND, if they ...

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  • Fixing Oregon’s broken roads
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    This system does not charge you when you drive out of state. The device recognizes when you have left the state and ceases to charge you for the mileage fee.

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  • Fixing Oregon’s broken roads
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    This sounds like it will work; however, how is driving out of state handled? I would not want to be charged an Oregon tax for driving on California highways. Does the device include A GPS system that recognizes when you leave the state and then ceases to count that mileage for the fee?

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  • Kotek to make late push for minimum wage hike
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    It is very apparent Ms. Kotek, her cohorts (both Democrat and Republican) who support this hogwash and the activists lobbying for a $15 minimum wage, have zero business knowledge. Everyone wants to see a person do better than poverty. Truth is, not everyone has the skill or desire to obtain a job that keeps them from poverty. Furthermore, minimum wage is typically for entry level jobs so people can obtain skills and move to better paying jobs.

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  • Kotek to make late push for minimum wage hike
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    Minimum wage is used as a bench mark when negotiating skilled, talented worker's pay who expect much more. When a business can't afford the skilled workers it depends on anymore productivity goes down and a loss in revenue and profitability comes with it...

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  • Kotek to make late push for minimum wage hike
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    All businesses will be affected, not just the ones paying minimum wage. NO ONE wants to get paid the bare minimum (no matter how much it is) so skilled workers will want much more than $15 and small businesses will not be able to afford to keep the talent they need.

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  • Kotek to make late push for minimum wage hike
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    It is obvious that no one in Salem has ever owned a business or taken a basic econ101 class. If Salem forces higher wages, the cost of doing business will go up. For the business to survive, they will have to raise prices to cover the higher wage costs. This will result in the consumer paying higher prices for the goods and services from the business. Are the Salem politicians willing to pay $15 for a simple hamburger or a cup of coffee. SALEM ...

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  • 6 things to know about the Amtrak Cascades route
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    Ridership on the Amtrak Cascades declined in 1014 primarily because (1) ill-advised schedule changes made train travel times very inconvenient for potential passengers, and (2) Union Pacific Railroad spent much of the year making significant improvements to the track between Portland and Eugene, causing delays and very poor on-time performance. These improvements, however, will result in improved on-time performance in 2015, and allow for improved ...

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  • Oregon businesses face destruction from future earthquake
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    Kudos to Oregon Business magazine for focusing attention to this fact, which has not received much attention. It will take months (not weeks) and maybe even years for the business community to recover, and hopefully more companies will help fund preparations as government cannot do it alone. We need philanthropy to get involved too.

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  • How the West Coast tech boom is reshaping Wall Street
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    Long work hours feel productive and are not. The first study in 1908 showed productivity peaks at 40 hours a week and you get LESS done as you work more hours -- not less per hour, less TOTAL for the week. The study has been replicated many times and never contradicted. Yet industries and firms re-create pressure cooker work hours out of a misguided sense of competition, divorced of any awareness of actual quality of work.

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