Tag Archives: Economic Impact

The future of U.S. wildlife conservation could fall on the American burying beetle

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Special interests want the Trump administration to downgrade protections for the American burying beetle. That could be […]
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Editorial: Two ESA changes make sense

While some in the environmental community will tell you that President Donald Trump’s changes to the rules governing the Endangered Species Act will be the ruin of us all, that’s not true. At least two of the rules make very good sense. One will allow federal agencies to take the economic impact of a listing […]
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Frazier | Rural communities provide the keys to economic success

Portland may fuel Oregon’s economy, but the city fails to propel its youth toward economic opportunity. Thankfully, Portland officials can learn from other places about giving young Oregonians the support they need to thrive. These are the places in Oregon where the grass is really greener, places where housing is less segregated, the middle class […]
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Our view | Today’s farmers feel whipsawed left and right

Politics and economics are colliding to put the squeeze on American farmers. Yet from Oregon to Washington, D.C., Americans are not paying attention to what’s happening, even though farmers are the bedrock of rural America, not to mention feeding urban and rural America alike. Source: Our view | Today’s farmers feel whipsawed left and right […]
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Pembina letter to Brown more of the same

The Canadian company behind a proposed natural gas pipeline and export facility in Oregon is touting what company officials say would be an economic windfall for the state. The message is aimed at Gov. Kate Brown, who has remained neutral in the debate over Pembina Pipeline Corp.’s Jordan Cove project. Source: Pembina letter to Brown […]
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Kratom | Tofurky Labeling | Wind Power – OPB’s Think out Loud

What is kratom? Why is the drug so easy to purchase online and at smoke shops across Oregon? We sit down with Oregon Poison Center Medical Director Rob Hendrickson to learn about the history, science and medical impact of kratom. The Hood River-based company Tofurky is suing the state of Arkansas over a new law the state says is about truth in […]
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Tariff Fears Caused a U.S. Import Surge. Now Warehouses Are Full

A short drive outside Los Angeles lies one of the world’s biggest warehouse complexes. Gene Seroka says its 1.8 billion square feet of capacity — enough room to house 9 million cars — is “bursting at the seams.” The warehouse district is part of the Inland Empire, serving the port of Long Beach and the […]
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Fun Friday: Marginal Propensity to Consume

One question our office gets quite frequently about the kicker is what sort of economic impact does it have. After all we are returning hundreds of millions, if not a billion, dollars to taxpayers who likely did not budget the kicker into their household finances. They’re certainly going to spend some of it, increasing consumer […]
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The $300 billion tariff threat: How will it affect you?

Back-to-school shoppers may escape the brunt of the latest round of tariffs — but holiday shoppers could be facing sticker shock. On Thursday, President Donald Trump unleashed new threats of tariffs on an additional $300 billion on Chinese goods sold in the U.S. amid ongoing, and increasingly strained, trade talks with China. Unlike the first […]
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Has our summer gone up in smoke – again?

Rogue Valley residents wondering if a third summer has gone up in smoke are questioning whether firefighters did enough to stop the Milepost 97 fire before it blew up into a 6,000-acre inferno Friday evening. After smoke-filled summers in 2017 and 2018 damaged the economy, harmed people’s health and crippled outdoor recreation, residents were beginning […]
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