With revenues up $725 million, Oregon taxpayers should expect kicker in 2024, forecast says

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) issued this week a quarterly economic forecast predicting higher wages increasing projected tax revenue will allow the state to recover more quickly from the recession, triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic than it did[Read More…]

Washington Co. Chair Harrington floats idea of requiring proof of vaccination for indoor dining

A sign for the now-shuttered Coleman’s 9N Shady Rest in Gales Creek, an early casualty of the pandemic’s toll on eating establishments. Photo: Chas Hundley Following a Tuesday afternoon work session where Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington said she would push for a closure of indoor dining in Washington County,[Read More…]

Inside the Gales Creek Tavern

The Gales Creek Tavern on July 15, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley The Gales Creek Tavern reopened on May 20, after extensive—and ongoing—work to renovate the building and update the menu under new owners Brian Johnson and Seema Prasad-Bertschy. “The tavern holds a very special place in our hearts,” said Prasad-Bertschy. “It’s[Read More…]

Oregon House passes bill to require diverse boards of directors for publicly-traded companies

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon House Democrats issued a news release announcing the passage of House Bill 3310A, which requires publicly-traded corporations to have a minimum number of directors who are women and members of underrepresented communities.  HB 331A is part of a concerted effort[Read More…]

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