Category Archives: Portland Tribune

Pot taxes puff up PPS coffers

The unbudgeted marijuana windfall is not expected to be the ‘gold mine’ many were hoping to fix school revenue, but it’s more immediate cash than voters approved. Portland Public Schools will experience a windfall this year from marijuana taxes that will continue in perpetuity — and officials will have to decide how best to spend […]
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My View: Protect health care for working Oregonians

The health care financing package enacted by the 2017 Legislature was a smart move. A ‘yes’ vote on Ballot Measure 101 will protect health care for hundreds of thousands of working- and middle-class Oregonians. Many more Oregonians are now able to see a doctor when they need to, compared to the situation just a few […]
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 OxyContin maker seeks to bottle up Oregon records trove

As Multnomah County tries to put a spotlight on drug manufacturers with a lawsuit over the opioid epidemic, the company faulted for starting that epidemic has busily been suing the state of Oregon to keep a trove of its secrets from being revealed. Source: Pamplin Media Group – OxyContin maker seeks to bottle up Oregon […]
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Oregon attorney general explains lawsuits against Trump actions

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she is defending Oregon’s interests when she joins like-minded colleagues in other states to challenge numerous federal actions taken since Donald Trump became president nine months ago. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon attorney general explains lawsuits against Trump actions

Steiner Hayward credits luck, faith for ability to thrive

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward is a senator in the Oregon Legislature. She chairs an important budget-writing committee. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Steiner Hayward credits luck, faith for ability to thrive

 State loses more jobs in September as unemployment rate holds steady

Oregon’s economy lost about 3,800 jobs in September, the second month in a row that the number of jobs has fallen in the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State loses more jobs in September as unemployment rate holds steady

Portland lawyer Andrew Long should be immediately suspended: Bar

Legal regulators for the Oregon State Bar are seeking to curb Portland lawyer; he denies all wrongdoing. The Oregon State Bar should seek the immediate suspension of Portland lawyer Edward Andrew Long from the practice of law, a disciplinary board voted on Saturday. The Bar, which is authorized by the state to oversee lawyers, will […]
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Oregon sues to obtain stats on DACA arrests

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined attorneys general from nine other states to demand federal agencies hand over information on the number of Dreamer arrests and detention locations. Oregon has joined nine other states in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for failing to release public information detailing the detention and deportation […]
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West Linn Paper Company will close after 128 years

‘Unforeseeable events’ led to reduction in pulp, forcing city’s only industrial business to close. West Linn Paper Company, the city’s sole industrial business and a staple of the community for 128 years, is shutting its doors. The company announced Monday, Oct. 16, in a press release that is ceasing operations and “will commence a winding […]
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Former Oak Lodge officials hit with fines for electioneering

Dan Bradley and Michael Read fined $250 each for multiple infractions of election laws related to the district consolidation ballot measures State officials have fined former Oak Lodge managers for illegal campaigning on the May 2016 measures that consolidated the local water and sewer districts into Oak Lodge Water Services. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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