Category Archives: Portland Tribune

December unemployment rate lowest since 1976

Fewer Oregonians are unemployed now than at any point in the past 44 years, with labor market tightening. Source: Pamplin Media Group – December unemployment rate lowest since 1976

Guns, wildfires and homelessness loom as Oregon lawmakers gather

February’s 35-day legislative sprint could complete unfinished business or pass new laws on key issues. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Guns, wildfires and homelessness loom as Oregon lawmakers gather

It’s ‘Back to School’ for the Oregon Legislature

We asked Oregon House Majority Leader Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, to finish this sentence: “The 2019 session will be successful if…” Source: Pamplin Media Group – It’s ‘Back to School’ for the Oregon Legislature

Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

State regulators propose to fine the city $40,200 for discharging 263,670 gallon of untreated wastewater in 2018 Source: Pamplin Media Group – DEQ: Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

Oregon public records council shores up support for independence

Members say amendments drafted by League of Oregon Cities’ lobbyist could ‘torpedo’ proposals. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon public records council shores up support for independence

Public records council focuses on plan to ensure independence

League of Oregon Cities’ amendments could curtail some of the council’s and public records advocates’ authority to seek legislation. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Public records council focuses on plan to ensure independence

 Will Legislature take reins on Rose Quarter project?

Plus, tension grows over homeless services measure and replacing Fish has affected Metro Council race Source: Pamplin Media Group – Sources: Will Legislature take reins on Rose Quarter project?

2020 Legislature big on emotional issues

Short session, long odds on bipartisanship, as both sides stake positions on a carbon-emissions plan. The 2020 Oregon Legislature convenes Monday, Feb. 3, and is expected to gavel out the first week in March. Source: Pamplin Media Group – 2020 Legislature big on emotional issues

Rep. Keny-Guyer of Portland to step down from Legislature at end of year

The House Democrat chairs the Committee on Human Services and Housing; she battled cancer during the 2019 session. State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, announced Thursday, Jan. 16, that she would not seek re-election in 2020. She has served House District 46, which includes portions of Northeast and Southeast Portland, since 2011. Source: Pamplin Media Group […]
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Small-business owner tapped to fill Williamson House seat

Akasha Lawrence-Spence, community activist and real estate firm owner, will serve as a Portland-area state representative through 2020. Akasha Lawrence-Spence was selected by Multnomah County commissioners on Thursday, Jan. 16, to fill the unexpired term of state Rep. Jennifer Williamson. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Small-business owner tapped to fill Williamson House seat