Weekly roundup

OB goes to Thailand, Daimler advances autonomous trucks as well as microtransit; a possible end to Salem’s water advisory.

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Our weekly roundup of news, culled from the OB files and media outlets around the state.

Oregon secretary of state Dennis Richardson has brain cancer, the city of Portland uses housing bond to purchase affordable housing complex and Salem could pull its water advisory this week.

Hoodoo Recreation trumped by California firm.  Starting in 2019, a California firm will hold the special use permit to manage the Deschutes National Forest campgrounds, territory the ski operation has overseen for the past decade.

Cannabis meets the #MeToo era: Cura Cannabis Solutions filed a $10 million civil suit Wednesday, claiming a damaging social media campaign around sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Nitin Khanna.

Daimler Trucks NA is set to open self-driving truck research facility in Portland.

From the OB files:

Reporter Caleb Diehl is in Thailand, following eight renewable energy companies as they seek opportunities in Asia.  Follow his accounts here:

Kim Moore shows that not all PERS liabilities are created equal.  Read her story about wide variations in debt loads and management approaches.

We report on another Daimler move, into microtransit, and a new owner for a plastics waste reduction business

Our June Power Couple talks child rearing, multicultural wedding and a nightmare inducing experience eating live squid.

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