Second Minimum Wage Increase for Oregon Employees Went Into Effect 1st of July

In March 2016, Oregon enacted a geographically-tiered minimum wage hike.  (Read former Bullard Alert here).  The first increase went into effect last year.  The second increase went into effect on July 1, 2017.  Scheduled annual minimum wage increases will continue through 2022. Effective July 1, 2017, for all employees performing work in the “Portland Urban … Read more

Opinion: No Free Lunch

Oregon’s minimum wage law is detrimental to family farms and local sustainable food movement.

Forests targeted for biomass

Eastern Oregon’s federally-managed forests are at risk of drought, disease and wildfires, but Governor-elect John Kitzhaber thinks biomass could be the solution.