Gender Signs Going Away

Posted by Mike Turner on August 10, 2015

Target has decided to phase out gender based signage in its stores, starting with the children’s bedding and toys aisles. Customers have been asking for it, according to its online blog.

In the kids’ Bedding area, signs will no longer feature suggestions for boys or girls, just kids. “In the Toys aisles, we’ll also remove reference to gender, including the use …

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Warren Buffett To Buy Portland Based Precision Castparts

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 10, 2015
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Portland, Or. – Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Company has announced it will buy Portland based Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion. It’s his biggest deal ever. Buffett said in a statement  he’s admired Precision Castparts’ operation for a long time. He says its the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry.

Precision Castparts  was founded in 1949 and makes parts …

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Recreational Marijuana Available At Dispensaries In October

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 28, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow adults 21 and over to temporarily buy recreational marijuana at established medical pot dispensaries starting on October 1st, nearly a full year sooner than expected.

The Oregon Senate and House approved an amendment in June that allows the purchase of a quarter ounce of dried weed, seeds and plant starts, …

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Giant Local Job Loss

Posted by Mike Turner on July 24, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Capital One announced plans Thursday to close its Tigard call center and eliminate 900 jobs.

It means Tigard will lose its largest employer and Oregon will suffer a layoff bigger than almost any other since the recession.

Family wage jobs will also go away.  Call center jobs pay $38,000 on average, about $7,000 above the statewide average.

Klein’s Say State Is Threatening Their Home in Sweet Cakes Saga

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 8, 2015
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GRESHAM, Ore. — Refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding in 2013 because of their religious beliefs has already cost the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa big time.

Aaron and Melissa Klein have lost their business.  Now, Aaron tells KXL’s Lars Larson that the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has ordered them to pay a $135,000 fine by this Friday …

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