Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after the passage of a bill to force internet retailers to collect sales taxes for states and municipalities that have local sales taxes.
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Newport, Oregon— “The importance of our oceans is difficult to overestimate. They are crucial to our health, our food supply and our economy. I look forward to discussing these issues and the important work of the Oregon Coast Aquarium,” said Cyliva Hayes, First Lady of Oregon who will speak at the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Ocean Steward Luncheon. The event, on Tuesday, May 14, is generously presented by Oregon Coast Bank and will be hosted by NW Natural at their headquarters in Portland.
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Deborah Courson Smith – Oregon News Service
PORTLAND, Ore. – Unions in Oregon are banding together to help new unions get off the ground … and organizers say the new approach is working. Some 300 Head Start employees submitted cards to the Employment Relations Board Monday to form a union, and about 3000 workers have set up unions in the past year.
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SALEM, Ore. – Maps Credit Union and its partners shredded a record-setting 45,800 pounds of personal documents at no charge for the local community. Maps partnered with Iron Mountain and O’Brien Auto Group for the free community Shred Day, the tenth annual event, to help protect the finances and identities of attendees. Nearly 1,000 cars attended the event at Maps Credit Union’s Administration Building in downtown Salem.
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Salem, OR—As Oregonians face their tax filing deadline, House Democrats continue to push for more revenues, despite a nearly 10 percent increase in the amount of money going in to state coffers in the next biennium.
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Chris Thomas – Oregon News Service
PORTLAND, Ore. – If the only certainties in life are death and taxes, this week there’s a chance to deal with them both. Today, of course, is income tax day – but Tuesday is National Healthcare Decision Day. It’s a reminder to let loved ones and doctors know how you might want sudden or end-of-life medical events handled, if you’re unable to make that call.
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Newport, Oregon— Ever wished you could work at the most popular tourism destination on the Oregon Coast? This may be your chance! The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Wildlife Trading Company and Sharpshooter Imaging will host a job fair on Tuesday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Report Supports Case for Governor’s Budget Increase for Career Academies
PORTLAND, OR – Without substantial investments in quality high school education models, Oregon’s goals of a skilled workforce to fill future jobs will be hard to reach. A report from the business leaders group, America’s Edge, released today by Portland business leaders offers good news and bad news for Oregon’s economy. On the upside, Oregon can look to significant growth in well-paying jobs requiring post-secondary education, particularly those in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. On the downside, the state won’t have nearly enough workers to fill them without a substantial shift in current education trends.
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SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists warn Oregonians to be cautious when buying turtles as pets. Many of them are illegal to buy, sell or possess, despite the fact they are sold on internet sites, by street vendors and in some pet stores.
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SALEM, Ore. – At last night’s award banquet, the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council honored Maps Credit Union with a Diamond Award for its 2012 Community Challenge Award (CCA). The CCA was the first major undertaking of the Maps Community Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the credit union.
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