Kate Davidson is OPB’s business and economics reporter. She was previously OPB’s "All Things Considered" host.
Kate has deep experience reporting and producing for public media. Before moving to Oregon, she was a regular contributor to "Marketplace", a reporter at Michigan Radio focused on economic change in the industrial Midwest and a producer at NPR.
She has master’s degrees from the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism. She won a national Edward R. Murrow award for her NPR documentary, "Saints and Indians", which told the stories of Navajo children sent to live with white Mormon foster families across the West.
The Oregon Department of State Lands is the guardian of $600 million in unclaimed property, including 18 military medals.
Grocery workers have approved a contract with some of the region’s biggest supermarkets after months of contentious negotiations, a short-lived boycott against Fred Meyer, and the threat of a strike.
UFCW Local 555 notified Fred Meyer it's canceling a contract that covers about 2,300 workers. That opens the door to further actions, including a possible strike.
“Our expectation is that you will develop the appropriate contingency plans so that we don’t have to pass price increases along to our guests,” a Target executive told suppliers this week.
Grocery workers finish voting Saturday on whether to authorize a strike against Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Safeway and other stores.
After OPB reported on employee concerns about the alarms’ volume, the megaphones went silent. But workers still want a safety system, as vans come and go from the Northwest Portland warehouse.
Workers say the Amazon delivery station in Northwest Portland is hot and loud. Amazon says that comes with the territory.
Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran's job as an ER doctor helped shape her policy views on mental health.
A manufacturer of large-scale shredding machines in Wilsonville, Oregon, says they might not be able to sell their products in China after the latest round of tariff increases.