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Scappoose opens tissue factory, FAA directs funding to Medford and Leopold & Stevens featured on national stage.

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The American Health Care Act is dead. Due to a lack of votes, Republicans took the health care bill off the docket — for good. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell now say they will push to repeal the ACA before passing a replacement bill. We call that putting the cart before the horse.

Tissue on display. A new $64 million toilet paper and paper towel factory has opened in Scappoose. The factory, operated by Cascades, brings 70 jobs to the region. Actually, the factory opened with little fanfare last spring, but the grand opening is today. The Oregonian has more.

Medford airport lands federal funding. The FAA awarded $10.4 million to Medford’s Rogue Valley International Airport. The funds will repair the airport’s taxiway. Read more from the Portland Business Journal. 

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Trump showcases Oregon company in ‘Made in America’ tradeshow. The President hosted an event yesterday featuring products made in the U.S. Each state was represented by a company. Oregon’s chosen product was rifle scopes from Beaverton’s Leopold & Stevens. The Oregonian has more.

Portland deemed ‘most livable’ in U.S. The ranking comes from Monocle Magazine — a British lifestyle publication. Portland ranked No. 24, the same ranking as last year. The noticeable difference is the lack of other U.S. cities on the list. Read the story from Willamette Week.

New food rules. Businesses in the Portland Metro region will soon have new food processing rules as the regional government looks to food scraps as a renewable energy source. In theory, the new rules will lead to a ban on food waste in landfills by 2023. The Portland Tribune has the story.

Harvey’s has closed. The Portland comedy club locked its doors for the final time after 25 years in business. Harvey’s owner Barry Kolin had planned to sell the business to a Spokane comedy club, but the deal fell through. Kolin will lease the facility to a “new generation” comedy club. Willamette Week has more.

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