Europe’s economy shrank 0.6% in the first three months of the year as slow vaccine rollouts and extended lockdowns delayed a hoped-for recovery - and underlined how the region is lagging other major economies in rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, City Council will vote on awarding a $150,000 contract to Portland-based nonprofit Resolutions Northwest to provide mediation services for landlords and tenants in a conflict that would traditionally lead to eviction filings. The votes comes before an anticipated flood of evictions when the state's COVID-19 eviction moratorium expires this summer.
One of Oregon’s largest wineries has told its workers they must show proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine by May 20. Many workplaces are considering a similar approach as pandemic restrictions loosen.