Restoring Tumwata on the Walamt

For nearly 200 years, Willamette Falls was a hub for industrial production — and a major dam. But for 15,000 years before that, Northwest tribes used the site for fishing and ceremonial activities. Now tribes have a say in its future.

River rights

A public private partnership to redevelop an industrial site at the base of the Willamette Falls in Oregon City is mired in conflict. Can the partners pull it off?

December ’08 employment and business indicators

MARCH 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE’RE IN All “latest” numbers are for December 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,805.2 1,826.1 1,828.5 -1.3% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 174.8 154.6 104.9 66.7% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted … Read more