A video poker machine dealt Justin Curzi a strange hand. Now he’s calling the Oregon Lottery’s bluff.
Justin Curzi pecked the draw button on the Jacks or Better
video poker machine. The glow from five game screens lit the maroon
walls of the windowless room in the back of Northwest Portland’s
I’m planning to win the Oregon Lottery next week. How
do I get my money? The prize will be way too big for my bank’s insurance
coverage. Do they set up a Swiss bank account, or what?
Gov. John Kitzhaber keeps rolling the dice on Elisa Dozono. In May, WW reported that Kitzhaber submitted Portland lawyer Dozono’s name for a vacancy on the Oregon Lottery Commission, then withdrew i
The Oregon Lottery
generates more than $500 million a year, most of it from video gambling
machines in bars and taverns. Longtime Lottery Commission Chairman Steve Ungar is stepping down and Gov.
Union Pacific has billions in profits. So why is Oregon subsidizing the rail giant?
When it comes to shipping companies, few are bigger than
Union Pacific. The rail giant controls 32,000 miles of track across most
of the Western U.S. Last year, the company had profits of $3.3 bil
In the ongoing flap over whether the Oregon Legislature will refer certain "fixes" to Measure 76, it's worth noting that the group most concerned about referring those questions to voters—the Nature Conservancy—has a strong interest in preserving the status quo.As WW previously reported, there was strong disagreement last summer about Measure 76 before voters approved that state constitutional ...
Oregon Lottery Director Dale Penn today made a lengthy argument [PDF] for renewing the current commission structure paid to retailers. Penn's conclusion that lottery rates should stay the same over the six-year period after the current contract expires next June is a big win for the Oregon Restaurant Association, if the five-member Lottery Commission agrees with him. The association represents ...
The Nature Conservancy last week poured another $200,000 into the effort to qualify a parks-funding amendment to the Oregon Constitution for the November ballot. That brings to nearly $900,000 the amount the Nature Conservancy has contributed toward a measure that would make permanent an expiring law that sets aside 15 percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds for parks. That total should be more than ...