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Good News For the Mid Year – Issue 141

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oregon’s U-6 Unemployment Rate Tumbles to 8.6%

The Beaver State’s U-6 unemployment rate, which includes part time workers who want full time jobs and discouraged workers who’ve given up looking, fell in March from 9.1% to 8.6%.

That’s still way too high, but we celebrate this step in the right direction.

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Good News For The Mid Year – Issue 140

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Our University of Oregon Ducks boast a 90% graduation rate for student athletes exhausting their eligibility at UO. They also count 101 Academic All-Americans – 33 in the past 4 years. That’s more than USC, UW or Cal!

Go Ducks!

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Good News For the New Year – Issue 139

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jail Capacity Now 317 beds!

When Lane County voters voted on the Jail/Youth Services Levy in 2013, we were told jail capacity would rise to 255 beds. But our Sheriff’s Department did even better. So much better that we now have 317 beds – the most in 14 years! And more thugs in jail makes for a safer Lane County!

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Kate & Ellen’s Buds

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Guv Kate and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum lined their campaign coffers with contributions from entities doing business with our Beaver State. Here we highlight one of them. But first Guv Kate’s forgotten vow:

“I am committed to getting the big money out of politics” – Gov. Kate Brown, then candidate for secretary of state, Sept., 2012.

Oregon is home to Native American groups who hold state contracts worth $36.7 million in lifetime value. These groups are also significant political donors with campaign donations of $140,000 since 2012. Brown received $123,000 while Rosenblum bagged $17,000.

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