$135K Fine Proposed Against Gresham Bakery

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 24, 2015
sweet cakes

GRESHAM, Ore. — Refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding in 2013 because of religious beliefs could cost the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa big time.

Administrative law judge Alan McCullough proposed on Friday that Aaron and Melissa Klein pay the victims $135,000 in emotional damages.  He previously ruled that they discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer.

“It was …

Continue Reading


How Do You Like To Watch?

Posted by Steve Leader on April 22, 2015
TV

Photo Courtesy: sportzedge.com

New research from Nielsen Newswire shows video on demand is making major gains. At least 40% of homes with tv have at least one on demand subscription service such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon.  That’s up 5% over last year.

Despite the spread of DVR’s, almost half of viewers polled prefer watching video live.

Smartphones, laptops, and tablets may not be as popular …

Continue Reading


Wilsonville Extending Moratorium on Marijuana Business Licenses

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 21, 2015
potjpg-a70cb2ebf9e6b0f8

WILSONVILLE, Ore – The Wilsonville City Council Tuesday voted to approve a resolution clarifying their stance on marijuana-related businesses.  The one-year moratorium was set to expire on May 1st, but will now be extended.

Wilsonville City Assistant Attorney Barbara Jacobson says they wanted to wait until the Oregon Legislative Assembly drafted rules before taking any action.  She says once they come …

Continue Reading


Activist Group Files Ballot Measure For $15 Minimum Wage

Posted by Associated Press on April 17, 2015
min-wage-15

SALEM, Ore. — A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

Oregon currently has the nation’s second-highest wage floor at $9.25 an hour. That’s …

Continue Reading


Meadows: Good Is Good Enough

Posted by Steve Leader on April 17, 2015
Courtesy of Mount Hood Meadows

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. — Mount Hood Meadows will call it a season at the end of the day Sunday.  Spokesman Dave Tragethon says only twice before in the last 47 years have they closed earlier than that for lack of snow.

Tragethon says the number of skiers this season was down by about one-third.  Still, he says Meadows’ had a good season, …

Continue Reading