We are thrilled to announce that research editor Kim Moore has been selected as a fellow for the SABEW Goldschmidt Data Immersion workshop in Washington DC. The five-day workshop, to take place in January 2018, is designed to help participants understand how the government uses data. Journalists will meet with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic … Read more
Last year we profiled a few startups aiming to market crickets as the next big food trend. A few are still chirping. Others have gone silent. RELATED STORY: Are Insects the New Quinoa? Marching boldly into the insect market, Cricket Flour falls into the former category. CEO Charles Wilson says revenue doubled in the past year. … Read more
In his latest Twitter tirade, President Donald Trump chastised pro athletes for taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest social injustice. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these N.F.L. owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired,’” the … Read more
A proposed Portland business tax hike — seeking to raise $9 million for city programming — may be on the way out. From OPB: In a council work session Tuesday, (Commissioner Nick Fish) said the council has recently asked the business community to shoulder other new costs, due to laws requiring paid sick leave and raising … Read more
The approved solar farm near Redmond will have a capacity of nearly 10 megawatts. From Portland Business Journal: That project will consist of solar panels on 96 acres. The 10-megawatt project could provide enough power to energize around 1,500 homes annually. It follows plans for a 20-megawatt installation east of Bend. Those and similarly sized solar … Read more
The Eugene City Counci unanimously withdrew South Wilamette Special Area Zone considerations Monday. From Register-Guard: With the decision, Councilor George Brown said city officials were acknowledging “we gave it our best effort but it just didn’t work.” “This will set everyone’s minds at ease that it’s going away, it’s not coming back,” he said.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will host a campaign rally today at the Salem Armory Auditorium. From Statesman Journal: Sanders is expected to give his stump speech, discussing the influence of money in politics, making public colleges tuition-free, fighting climate change and implementing universal health care. The candidate is trailing former Secretary of State Hillary … Read more
One of the biggest layoffs in Intel’s history last month will likely strain the Oregon workforce, but with numerous companies seeking skilled workers, it’s possible workers have an opportunity for employment. From OregonLive: While Oregon tech jobs are at their healthiest point in a decade, the sudden addition of hundreds of job hunters – with hundreds more … Read more