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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 …
Posted by Steve Leader on September 16, 2014
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Bridge tolls were one of the controversies that caused both Washington and Oregon to give up on building a new Interstate Bridge.
Now, a survey done for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, finds 4 out of 5 Americans say they would get behind building more toll roads, if it meant a faster, safer trip.
Road builders say …
Posted by Steve Leader on September 10, 2014
Microsoft paid the NFL a lot of money to make the Microsoft Surface the league’s official tablet. Coaches and players began using it on the sidelines last week when the season began.
Now, according to BusinessInsider.com, there’s a problem. At least two television announcers have mistakenly referred to the Surface as an iPad, which is made by Microsoft’s rival, Apple.
Posted by Steve Leader on September 9, 2014
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There was a time when shoppers could pretty much count on canned foods in the grocery aisle containing products grown in the U.S.A.
You may not have noticed how much things have changed. Some Portland-area supermarkets are now selling store brand canned fruit cocktail, and store brand canned mushrooms, whose labels read, “Product of China.”
Phil Lempert, also known as …
Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on September 5, 2014
PORTLAND — Many prospective renters are having problems finding a place to live. Rent has nearly doubled in the last two years. Worse than that, there are so many people looking and applications taken that it’s almost impossible to get into the rental pool.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon says landlords can charge whatever the market will bear. It’s not unusual to …