State News

No, you can’t cut them down!

   <<< Last Lumber Mill in Josephine County Closes >>> Oregon Catalyst – April 19, 2013 — Salem, OR – The Rough and Ready Lumber Company announced it is closing its Cave Junction sawmill. The mill, which provided 85 family wage jobs with benefits, has not been able to secure[…]

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A tax too high?

  <<<Oregon considers legalizing, taxing marijuana >>> …By Shelby Sebens – Northwest Watchdog – April 2, 2013…       PORTLAND – As the momentum for marijuana legalization grows, lawmakers are seeing green through a new tax, but could those eyes for easy money be bigger than pot smokers can[…]

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You are paying for this…

<<< Ad agency North awarded $9 million  to “Cover Oregon” branding campaign >>>  ….The Oregonian – by Allan Brettman – March 21, 2013…. Cover Oregon, the public corporation set up in 2011 to operate the state’s health insurance exchange program, has awarded a branding and communications contract to North, a[…]

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Another Green Failure

<<< SoloPower confirms layoffs as company restructures and struggles mount >>> The Oregonian – February 28, 2013… SoloPower, the solar panel maker struggling to launch its first production line in Portland, confirmed Wednesday night that it will cut its workforce as it attempts to restructure operations.  A spokesperson for the[…]

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