Tiny homes may be coming to Salem, and Apple can’t stop building data centers in Prineville.
Although many housing advocates consider “tiny houses” a solution to Oregon’s housing crisis, the city of Salem has taken a dim view of the small living quarters. The state capitol has a ban on the tiny homes, but the Statesman Journal reports that soon could change as the state’s capital considers planning for future growth.
In other housing growth news, construction in Eugene has already hit a 10-year high with six months left in the year. The Register-Guard reports more than 160 permits for new homes have been issued since January.
Apple is currently building a second data center in Prineville and last week announced plans for a third. If approved, the third Apple center would be the sixth data center built in Prineville. OPB has more.
Oregon’s original tech company has been sold again. Tektronix, founded in 1946, will join Everett-based Fortive. Tektronix was sold previously in 2007 to Danaher Corp. and has reportedly struggled since. Read more from the Oregonian.
The Port of Portland alleges the Environmental Protection Agency is lowballing the cost to clean Portland’s Superfund site on the Willamette River. The EPA released its cleanup plan last month with a reduced price, and a reduced cleanup plan. But the Port says the cost estimate does not cover the work that is required under the plan. The Portland Tribune has more.
Snack makers Mondelez made an unsuccessful play to purchase Hershey. Now Hostess has announced its decision to offer public stock. Hostess has truly rebounded since its 2013 low when the company laid off thousands of employees and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. NPR reports the stock offering will be about $2.3 billion.
The FBI announced this morning it recommends no charges for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the email data breach scandal. About 110 emails were sent or received containing confidential information on Clinton’s server. The FBI said while the breach was careless, it was not criminal. Read more from the Washington Post.