Category Archives: Portland Tribune

Winter could put state highways on a low-salt diet

Chance of snow? Expect a sprinkling of salt too. On the first eleven miles of Interstate 5 north of the California border, the average number of winter crashes dropped from 115 to 54 after the state’s transportation department started using solid salt on a trial basis. Source: Winter could put state highways on a low-salt […]
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Betsy Johnson will center Legislature | Opinion

With one party wielding a lot of power, Oregon taxpayers need someone who can say ‘no’ to some spending proposals. Source: Our Opinion: Betsy Johnson will center Legislature

Robust economy pours more bucks into state bank account

Things look good now, but lawmakers may have to navigate economic uncertainty in next budget. Taxpayers and lottery patrons are pouring millions of extra dollars into state coffers. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Robust economy pours more bucks into state bank account

Secretary of state quiet about battle with aggressive, often fatal brain cancer

During the summer, Dennis Richardson told officials that he decided to forego standard treatment. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson privately notified top Oregon officials earlier this summer that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and fatal form of cancer, according to two state executives. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Secretary of state quiet […]
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Lack of ferry means trouble in river city, backers say

Oregon Transportation Commissioners hear first report on Frog Ferry concept on Friday, Nov. 16. Advocates for a ferry service linking downtown Portland with Vancouver made quite a splash during a first unveiling of the proposal before the Oregon Transportation Commission. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lack of ferry means trouble in river city, backers say

Beer, wine ‘sin taxes’ won’t be part of state budget brew

Craft beer and fine wine are big business in Oregon, and they could avoid new taxes. Tax hikes on beer, cider and wine are “off the table,” Gov. Kate Brown said Friday. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Beer, wine ‘sin taxes’ won’t be part of state budget brew

Where was unclaimed $1M lotto ticket sold? They won’t say

It’s another run of hard luck for Portland’s gamblers. Someone in Southeast Portland purchased a Powerball on Nov. 25, 2017 — and won a cool million dollars. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Where was unclaimed $1M lotto ticket sold? They won’t say

300 local firefighters, 75 trucks battle California blaze

The Oregon State Fire Marshal has dispatched hundreds to battle the Camp Fire raging in Butte County. Acrid air. Raging infernos. A rising death toll. And in the midst of it all, Oregon firefighters continue to battle deadly blazes in Butte County, California. Source: 300 local firefighters, 75 trucks battle California blaze

Happy America Recycles Day, Oregon – but you’re failing to meet state goals

It was America Recycles Day on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Environment Oregon marked the day by releasing some sobering numbers on the declining share of waste being recycled in Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Happy America Recycles Day, Oregon – but you’re failing to meet state goals

State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is investigating the return of 97 ballots by Our Oregon a day after the general election deadline. Richardson’s office announced the investigation Wednesday, Nov. 14, triggered by notice from Multnomah County. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces