PERS Decision Months Away

Posted by Steve Leader on October 14, 2014
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Photo courtesy: Associated Press

The Oregon Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on whether the legislature violated the contracts clause of the Oregon Constitution in passing a pair of bills last year reducing public employee retirement benefits.

The Statesman Journal reports the bills, aimed at lowering pension costs for local governments and taxpayers, reduced cost of living adjustments and also ended certain …

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Line Already Forming Outside The Apple Store In Downtown Portland

Posted by Pat Boyle on September 18, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The new iPhone 6 doesn’t go on sale until tomorrow. But several dozen people are already waiting in line outside the Apple Store downtown at 4th and Yamhill. The store front was dotted with folding chairs, blankets and sleeping bags.

One man said he didn’t want the phone for himself. He said he was there to buy it for …

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Customers Line Up For Cabela’s Grand Opening in Tualatin

Posted by Pat Boyle on September 18, 2014
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TUALATIN, Ore. — A long line formed outside Cabela’s new outdoor store Thursday morning waiting for the doors to open.  The first person in line, Lisa Ezell, was camped out since Tuesday morning.

It was a festive atmosphere with some people treating it like a camping expedition.

Tualitan Mayor Lou Ogden says the store is a feather in the city’s cap.

“The gateway to …

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Oregon’s Lowest Paid Workers Get A Raise

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 17, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

PORTLAND — Oregon workers who need it the most are getting a pay raise at the first of the year.

The state’s minimum wage is increasing $.15 to $9.25 an hour.  Nearly 142,000 people, or 8% of the workforce are affected.

“It’s our way of making sure that our lowest wage earners never lose pace with the rising cost …

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