Category Archives: Portland Tribune

Mitigating the migration

Grand Ronde tribes are working to revitalize the Pacific lamprey population. Amid the roar of the Northwest’s largest waterfall, a simple shake of the head told the story. It was an unseasonably brisk and sunless Monday morning, and representatives from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde — a group of 27 affiliated tribes in Oregon […]
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OHA grapples with patients’ chronic pain v. opioid crisis

The Oregon Health Authority is considering a policy to severely limit chronic pain patients’ access to opioids through the Oregon Health Plan. Source: Pamplin Media Group – OHA grapples with patients’ chronic pain v. opioid crisis

My View: Canada tariffs hurt historic cooperation

In Oregon, more than 98,000 jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada, and Oregon exported more than $2.3 billion worth of goods to Canada in 2017 – an increase of more than 8 percent over 2016, solidifying Canada as the second-most important export market for the state. Source: My View: Canada tariffs hurt historic […]
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Report knocks Oregon property tax system

The new report, released Wednesday, examined Oregon and three other states – Michigan, Massachusetts and New York – with limits on property taxes. Source: Report knocks Oregon property tax system

Mandate to expand food scraps recycling comes up for testimony July 19

Metro Council will conduct public hearing on mandatory food waste collection for various food service businesses. Source: Mandate to expand food scraps recycling comes up for testimony July 19

Petition would link public employee wages to private sector

Supporters claim public employees receive greater total compensation than many private sector workers. Supporters of a new initiative petition want to amend the state’s constitution to require that public employees receive roughly the same pay and benefits as private sector workers in similar jobs. Source: Petition would link public employee wages to private sector

Sanctuary repeal qualifies for ballot

Initiative Petition 22 – Stop Oregon Sanctuaries – had more than enough valid signatures to secure a place on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. Source: Sanctuary repeal qualifies for ballot

City learns lessons from Cyanotoxin ‘near miss’

City is beefing up its emergency management policies for its drinking water system. Wilsonville City officials are breathing a sigh of relief and taking stock of emergency management protocols after navigating a “near miss” with cyanotoxins at the City’s Willamette River Water Treatment Plant in June. Source: CITY LEARNS LESSONS FROM CYANOTOXIN ‘NEAR MISS’

Pot business license applications bury liquor commission

A hiatus in new marijuana license application processing meant to ease a backlog increased the workload by 70 percent. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission was inundated with 1,001 applications in the in the lead up to a temporary hiatus on processing marijuana business licenses that was intended to allow the agency to work through a […]
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GROCER: Read my lips, no food taxes

What will soon be titled Measure 103 could affect taxes on fuel, bottle deposits and even state Medicaid funding, according to a recent analysis. A corporate-funded ballot measure that would block junk-food and sugary-drink taxes and freeze the state’s corporate minimum tax for certain companies qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot this week. Source: Pamplin […]
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