Tag Archives: Fees

The sticker price of college can mislead students. Covid-19 might make it worse.

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. A mandate to disclose more transparently what schools are already reporting to the government could change the […]
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Port defends harbor fee amid legal challenge

Fee helps maintain Pier 1. Lawyers for the Port of Astoria are defending the agency’s harbor maintenance fee, which has spawned a backlash from regional shippers and ports up the Columbia River. Source: Port defends harbor fee amid legal challenge | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Nature Conservancy supports proposed fee fund which could lower cost of mitigating sage-grouse habitat

A bill to create a fund to help facilitate development while supporting conservation of sage-grouse habitat is on its way to the Oregon Senate floor; House Bill 4091 was passed out of the Senate Committee Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday. Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, a member of the committee and a co-sponsor of the […]
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Board backs guaranteed tuition, proposes 2020-21 rates 

Students would pay lower tuition overall and have more financial certainty under the plan. The Tuition and Fee Advisory Board is recommending that the University of Oregon adopt a guaranteed tuition program for all new undergraduate students, starting in the 2020-21 academic year. The proposed program would end the cycle of annual tuition increases and […]
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Western Oregon University waives application fees for Concordia transfers at open house 

Western Oregon University is opening its doors to current and incoming Concordia University Portland students after the university unexpectedly announced its plans to close at the end of the school year. Western Oregon University says Concordia University Portland students have the opportunity to be instantly admitted to WOU at a Portland open house on Friday, Feb. 21. […]
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Editorial: Reduction in wilderness fees is welcome

The new wilderness permit fees for trails in the Deschutes and Willamette national forests are going to cost less than anyone expected. That’s a better deal. Instead of being a total of $4 for a day-use permit or $11 for an overnight use permit, the charge will be $1 for a day-use permit or $6 […]
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National forests decide against extra fees for limited-entry permit system

After years of discussion, officials at the Deschutes and Willamette national forests have decided to not add extra recreation permit fees when a limited-entry system begins in May for certain Central Cascades trailheads. Source: National forests decide against extra fees for limited-entry permit system | Local&State | bendbulletin.com

Editorial: Judge, McCall were right about records fees

The Portland City Council may well vote Friday to appeal a 2019 ruling in a public records court case the city lost. Let’s hope reason prevails and the council moves on to other matters without a vote. Source: Editorial: Judge, McCall were right about records fees | Opinion | bendbulletin.com

Oregon punishes and rewards electric car owners

Q: Why has Oregon started charging higher registration fees on electric vehicles when it’s also offering financial incentives for people to buy electric cars? It doesn’t make sense. Does the state want more electric cars or not? A: That apparent contradiction has its roots in Oregon’s constitution, according to David House, Oregon Department of Motor […]
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Where does the new paper bag fee actually go?

Starting this year, Oregonians must now pay at least five cents for a paper bag at all retail stores. Some viewers wanted to know: Who gets that extra nickel? The answer: retailers. Source: Where does the new paper bag fee actually go? | KATU