Salmon fishery imperiled, Dems. pull plug on corporate tax and Oregon roadkill on the menu.
The halibut season is off to a strong start, but Oregon’s salmon fisheries are not, according to the Newport News Times. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have followed up on a request by Gov. Kate Brown to seek federal disaster funds. Warm waters and drought conditions are responsible for declining salmon population.
It’s over. The Democrats have conceded and are pulling the plug on a new corporate tax. The Eugene Register-Guard reports.
But will the swoosh be available at Whole Foods? Rumour has it that Nike will soon be peddling its wares on Amazon.com. Bloomberg has the story.
Meanwhile, Fortune mulls the possibility of a woman taking over as Uber’s next CEO.
First insects, now roadkill. The transportation bill is flailing, but Oregon policy makers did manage to pass a law allowing motorists who crash into animals to harvest the meat for food. Read the article from the Salem-Statesman Journal.
From the magazine: Tim Neville reports on a public lands skirmish in Prineville.
Not all public lands battles in central Oregon pit legacy industries against recreational or environmental interests. KTVZ.com reports on problems linked to homeless camps in Redmond that house more than 400 people. The city and county aim to create a land management plan for the property east of Redmond.
Think housing prices are high in PDX? $700,000 won’t get you a home in Washington D.C. Read the New York Times story here.