Oregon’s 17 community colleges generated more than $9 billion in annual economic impact for the state in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, according to a report released last week by the Oregon Community College Association.
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters he had a "productive" phone call with Democratic President Joe Biden as he travels back to Washington. Negotiators for the pair will resume talks Sunday evening.
The failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank has led to ripple effects across the entire financial system. Angela Jackson, co-managing director of Portland Seed Fund, spoke to OPB Weekend Edition host Lillian Karabaic about how the Portland startup community is responding.
Oregon’s unemployment rate remained at 4.8% in January, according to job numbers released Tuesday by the state’s Employment Department. Oregon’s jobless rate hasn't exceeded that since July 2021 when unemployment was at 5.1%.