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FERC hearings conclude in Klamath Falls amid strong Jordan Cove support

June 27, 2019 – Klamath Falls, OR – Today, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) witnessed the strong support for the Jordan Cove Project at the public hearing on the Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Over 120 supporters attended the hearing expressed their support for the Project at the Jordan Cove hospitality suite. According…

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Affordable Housing and Services for Farmworker Families in Oregon

The city of Forest Grove in Washington County, Oregon is located just inside the Portland metropolitan area’s urban growth boundary, and is nearly surrounded by land zoned for agriculture and forest use. In the most recent step toward meeting the need for affordable farmworker housing in Forest Grove, a nonprofit affordable housing developer completed the…

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Raiders softball team returns to SOU as World Series champs

May 30, 2019/in Student Life The SOU Raiders softball team, united all year in its focus on a national title, was returning to Ashland today in four separate groups after winning the university’s first championship Wednesday night in the NAIA World Series. SOU President Linda Schott, who was traveling in Mexico as part of the…

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Are Middle Market Companies Preparing for an Economic Slowdown?

The Great Recession ended in 2009 and, despite the growth that has prevailed in the decade since, many middle market business owners have been watching economic trends closely and taking steps to prepare for the time when growth stalls. While overall sentiment for the U.S. economy remains very positive, a recent KeyBank survey of 400…

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Trade Wars Heat Up with New Assault on Mexico

One way or another, President Trump is going to drag the Fed into his trade wars. Tonight Trump announced via Twitter that imports from Mexico would face a 5% beginning June 10. The tariff could rise as high as 25% unless Mexico acts to stem the flow of refugees from Central America. It’s not clear…

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Are Rural Communities Being Ignored?

By: Apollo Fuhriman, Region 10 AdvocateIn April, I met with county council members from Union and Wallowa Counties in Northeast Oregon. These elected officials described several significant long-term issues arising from federally owned lands. Approximately half of the land in these counties is controlled by the federal government, so timely implementation of federal regulations is…

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Benton County Adopts Transient Lodging Tax

At a recent Board of Commissioners meeting, the proposal to implement a transient lodging tax passed unanimously. This tax does not directly affect County residents since tourists and visitors primarily stay in hotels and other lodging facilities within the County. As allowed under ORS 320.300, Benton County will impose a 3% county-wide Transient Lodging Tax…

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Exit, Hope and Loyalty: The fate of neighborhoods

By Joe Cortright How neighborhood stability hinges on expectations: If people don’t believe things are going to get better, many will leave One of the most perplexing urban problems is neighborhood decline. Once healthy, middle-class or working class-places seem to gradually (and then abruptly) fall from grace. As we documented in our report Lost in…

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Population Health Management- Oregon Tech’s Strategy for the Future of Community Healthcare

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative Phone: 541.885.1162; SOURCE: Sophie Nathenson, Ph.D., Director of Population Health Management Phone: 541.885.1532; May 24, 2019, Klamath Falls, Ore. – As a program launched in 2015, the Population Health Management degree at Oregon Institute of Technology has graduated 25 students into successful careers in the community…

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