Portland Beer Hall Doing Away With Tips In Favor of Higher Wages

Posted by vstouffer on June 26, 2015
Kurt Huffman

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kurt Huffman will start his servers at $18 and other restaurant employees at $15 when The Loyal Legion beer hall opens July 8th.

KXL’s Val Stouffer talked with Kurt about what he sees as a business model for the future.


Legal Marijuana Could Be Available in October

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 25, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — Adults over 21 could be able to buy recreational pot at a retail store sooner than expected if the Oregon Senate and House approve an amendment that unanimously passed in joint committee on Thursday.

It would allow the purchase of a quarter ounce of weed at established medical marijuana dispensaries starting October 1st.  A vote in the Senate is likely to …

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Mild Winter and Early Summer Set Tone for 2015 Oregon Wine Vintage

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 23, 2015
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WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. — Oregon winemakers figure they are about two weeks ahead of schedule for 2015.  Michelle Kaufman with the Oregon Wine Board calls that “not necessarily a bad thing.”

The state’s winemakers making now famous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir’s expect to be harvesting large, fruity grapes this year, which Kaufman says will lead to a bold, fruit-forward and easy …

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Oregon Posts Jobs Decline for 1st Time Since September 2012

Posted by Associated Press on June 16, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon employers took a break when it came to hiring in May.

The Employment Department said Tuesday the state posted a seasonally adjusted decline of 1,400 jobs. It’s the first monthly drop since September 2012.

The department says most industries hired close to their normal numbers, but retailers were a notable exception. They added only 700 jobs last month …

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Layoffs At Intel

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 15, 2015
Intel

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Intel is expected to begin a round of layoffs Monday.  The Oregonian has obtained documents that it says shows the pink slips will be issued in nearly all parts of the company,

The layoffs come in the wake of a flat sales report last quarter.  It’s not clear how many workers will lose their job.  Workers who are laid …

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