Category Archives: Willamette Week

Oregon Investment Council Member Blasts Elite Fund Manager For Lack of Diversity

At an Oregon Investment Council meeting earlier this month, OIC Vice Chair John Russell objected to the lack of diversity at one the OIC’s largest and longest standing pension managers, TPG Capital. Source: Oregon Investment Council Member Blasts Elite Fund Manager For Lack of Diversity – Willamette Week

Grocery Tax Ban on Oregon Ballots Would Block a Soda Tax in Multnomah County

The prohibition would be the first of its kind nationally. The first big-money ballot measure to qualify for the 2018 ballot was certified by the secretary of state’s Elections Division this week.   What will soon be known as Measure 103 is backed by large grocery chains and would amend the Oregon Constitution to permanently […]
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Another Reason People Are Flocking to Portland? Oregon Warmed Second Slowest of All U.S. States Over the Last 30 Years

The state increasingly looks like a destination for climate change refugees. Here’s one more reason for that migration pattern: Oregon has remained a relative oasis from scorching heat. Everybody knows Portland is a destination for California transplants. Source: Another Reason People Are Flocking to Portland? Oregon Warmed Second Slowest of All U.S. States Over the […]
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The Oregon Lottery Rules That Portland’s Largest Poker Room is Breaking State Laws

The Oregon Lottery says Portland Meadows is holding an illegal poker game and it wants to yank the track’s 10 lottery terminals. Source: The Oregon Lottery Rules That Portland’s Largest Poker Room is Breaking State Laws

Oregon Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low Levels, Although It’s Now Higher Than the National Rate

Oregon unemployment remains locked at record low rate of 4.1 percent. Source: Oregon Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low Levels, Although It’s Now Higher Than the National Rate

A Robot Will Take Your Order at This Oregon City McDonald’s. Is That a Problem?

It’s becoming a political tempest for the store’s owner, who is a state lawmaker. Source: A Robot Will Take Your Order at This Oregon City McDonald’s. Is That a Problem?

The Oregon Lottery Is Moving Aggressively Toward Mobile Phone Betting

The first apps could debut next month. “It’s evolve or die.” Source: The Oregon Lottery Is Moving Aggressively Toward Mobile Phone Betting

Oregon Supreme Court Declines to Hear Former State Rep. Matt Wingard’s Appeal on Defamation Case

The Oregon Supreme Court declines to hear former state Rep. Matt Wingard’s appeal of the dismissal of a defamation case. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Declines to Hear Former State Rep. Matt Wingard’s Appeal on Defamation Case

In Oregon, Workers Legally Protected Against Discrimination Include Off-Duty Smokers and Those with Bad Credit

Legislative leadership seeks a path to an equitable workplace in wake of ex-Sen. Jeff Kruse’s resignation. Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) issued a memo last week updating their colleagues on steps they are taking to ensure proper workplace behavior in the Capitol. Source: In Oregon, Workers Legally Protected Against […]
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Portland Woman Sues Walgreens For Charging Bottle Deposit On Juice Boxes

Heather Gilberto says area Walgreens charged her the 10 cent bottle deposit on beverages in cardboard containers she could not redeem. A Portland woman is suing Walgreens, alleging a local store charged her 10 cents for each juice box and Yoo-hoo chocolate milk carton she bought—but refused to refund the money when she tried to […]
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