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What happened to Arcimoto?

July 7, 2024

Note from Jim: I fell in love with the company and technology and shared many stories over the years about their journey. I even bought stock. It looks like my investment is gone. Other than the normal disclosure about the SOBJ should not be used for investment advice, based on…

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Pacific Power prepares for summer heat

July 7, 2024

July 3, 2024 A note from Jim : A heatwave is currently scorching Oregon. It has been 105 to 110 at our home and offices. July 5th, 2024 I lost power at the house for over 12 hours in the middle of the day. I logged in to report the…

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SOU Commencement: good weather and optimism

July 7, 2024

Sid DeBoer honored with honorary doctorate in humane letters June 18, 2024 SOU’s 98th Commencement Ceremony on June 15 centered squarely on those receiving about 1,300 bachelor’s and master’s degrees – and on the recipient of a rare, honorary doctorate in humane letters. Sid DeBoer, who guided Lithia Motors from a…

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New CEO named for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Asante Ashland Community Hospital

July 7, 2024

Asante has named Brandon Mencini as CEO of Rogue Regional Medical Center and Ashland Community Hospital. June 05, 2024 Brandon comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record in serving communities similar to ours in Southern Oregon. As an energetic and dynamic health care leader,…

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State Library grants $50,000 for computer basics program to Josephine County Library District

June 14, 2024

Grants Pass, June 7, 2024 — The State Library of Oregon has awarded a grant of $50,000 to Josephine Community Library District to support the new computer basics program which will benefit residents throughout the county, including at the branches in Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Williams, and Wolf Creek. The grant…

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PaintCare Collects Nearly 650,000 Gallons of Paint in Oregon in 2023

June 14, 2024

Annual report shows engagement from households and businesses in Oregon Portland, OR. – May 8, 2024 –PaintCare has released its annual report for its Oregon program, indicating that 648,554 gallons of paint were collected from households and businesses for recycling in 2023. Oregon’s paint recycling program is led by PaintCare, a nonprofit…

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Breaking Down the FTC Rule Banning Non-Competes: What Employers Need to Know

April 30, 2024

Labor, Employment & Benefits Legal Update April 30, 2024 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to publish its final rule banning most worker non-compete agreements. If and when the rule becomes effective, it will ban non-competes going forward. It will also prevent businesses from enforcing existing non-competes, with some limited exceptions…

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Lithia & Driveway (LAD) Reports Record First Quarter Revenue of $8.6 billion, 23% Increase

April 24, 2024

Announces Dividend of $0.53 per Share for First Quarter MEDFORD, Ore., April 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest first quarter revenue in company history. First quarter 2024 revenue increased 23% to $8.6 billion from $7.0 billion in the first quarter of 2023. First quarter 2024 net income attributable to LAD per…

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Cracker Barrel Bids Farewell to Oregon

April 15, 2024

In an unexpected turn of events, the beloved Southern-themed restaurant and old country store, Cracker Barrel, has announced the closure of all its Oregon locations, including the newly opened stores. This move comes as a shock to many, especially considering the recent expansion efforts in the state. The Tennessee-based chain,…

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The Corporate Transparency Act: A New Era of Business Reporting

March 29, 2024

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), enacted by Congress on January 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, marks a significant shift in the landscape of business reporting in the United States. This legislation, aimed at preventing and combating money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and tax fraud, introduces…

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Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Announce Opening of New Three Rivers Health Center

March 26, 2024

Innovative Health Center to Open in Coos Bay, Oregon in Spring 2024. There has long been an identified need for extended mental health and primary health services for the area, and I’m just so happy to see that we’re finally getting this center going for our community.” — Iliana Montiel…

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LANDMARK INVESTMENT IN ARTS AND CULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE

March 26, 2024

Foundations join state leaders in sending $52M “love letter” to Oregon arts andculture nonprofits Oregon Shakespeare Festival to net $5 million from the Oregon Community Foundation over next 3 years Arts and culture organizations – still reeling from the pandemic – will seea major infusion of funding over the next…

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