Uber is one of those Silicon Valley "share economy" startups that has amassed a multi-billion valuation on what seems like a simple idea—allowing consumers to summon a for-hire car through a smartphone app. The company says...
A Portland-based consultant who has questioned the high costs of the Pacific Northwest's only nuclear power plant is now engaged in a huge public records battle with its operator, Energy Northwest.
The Tri-City Heraldreports that the utility has estimated it...
Stimson Lumber has made two more $30,000 contributions to GOP House candidates. Following an earlier contribution to Salem IT consultant Barbara Jensen, filings show that Stimson gave $30,000 to Jodi Bailey, who is running in House District 51, which c...
The City Commissioner rails against what he calls a takeover of the city’s water system.
City Commissioner Nick Fish is in hot water. And by the standards of this usually placid lawyer, he’s boiling mad.
Fish, who’s up for
re-election, is fighting a second battle on the May ballot
Stimson Lumber today disclosed a $30,000 contribution to House District 25 (Keizer and parts of Salem) GOP candidate Barbara Jensen, making what was already one of May's top legislative races more interesting.
The drama started in December, when incumbent Rep. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) announced she would seek the Senate seat being vacated by state Sen. Larry GeorgeMore
Health insurance companies covering jail inmates shift millions in costs to taxpayers. Now they have to stop.
Lawmakers fell short on some high-profile bills in the
even-year session that ended last week, including the Columbia River
Crossing, gun control and marijuana legalization.
But the Legislature
With the special legislative session over, House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) has conceded the Columbia River Crossing is dead—for this year, anyway.
Kotek tried hard to move legislation that would have funded an Oregon-only version of the Columbia River Crossing project in the short legislative session that ends today.
But absent Washington's willingness to fund its shar...