Private Oregon firefighting company fined $180K after US Dept. of Labor investigation
The federal agency said dozens of firefighters earned $200 a day while working about 70 hours a week.
Target recalls nearly 5 million Threshold candles after severe burns, lacerations reported
Target is recalling almost 5 million candles over laceration and burn hazards, according to a Thursday notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Racist slurs and lack of oversight at center of Clark County, Washington, discrimination lawsuit
Three Latino employees allege Clark County turned a blind eye to racism within its public works crews. A trial is scheduled to start May 22.
Retired Alaska Airlines turboprop to get new life as ‘world’s largest’ hydrogen-powered plane
The event at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, attracted prominent politicians and a throng of students interested in aviation in a sign of the current buzz around hydrogen fuel as a means to decarbonize air travel.
Oregon distilleries pitch using state money to promote their products worldwide
The makers of Oregon's whiskey, gin, vodka and rum are asking for lawmakers’ help to establish their own independent board to promote their products.
Portland area store celebrates Blazers memorabilia and basketball culture
Back To The Basket is a Portland store devoted to all things basketball culture with apparel, merchandise and collectibles. OPB’s Paul Marshall talked with store owner Troy Douglass.
Record Store Day goes from essential support to celebration of music
When the first Record Store Day took place in 2008 it came at a time when some of the independent shops it was championing were also struggling to stay open. Over the years the event — this year on Saturday, April 22 — has evolved into more of a celebration than a lifeline.
With water rights in limbo, Deschutes County OKs Thornburgh resort wildlife plan
County leaders were not swayed by opposition from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and hundreds of public comments.
Uneasy cannabis industry on the West Coast seeks broader trade amid vast glut
Legal marijuana growers along the West Coast are struggling with oversupply, low prices and limited outlets for selling their product.
Roseburg Forest Products announces major investment in Southern Oregon
Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products announced on Friday that it will invest $700 million to expand the company's manufacturing operations.