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Staffing shortage, omicron impact PNW dialysis centers

Four kidney care clinics in Oregon and Washington have had to temporarily close because of low staffing and COVID concerns. PORTLAND, Ore. —...

OSU COVID study rocks Pacific Northwest hemp industry, raising hopes

PORTLAND, Ore. — New research linking some hemp compounds to Covid-19 prevention rippled through the Pacific Northwest industry this week, a bolt from...

The IRS is sending out letters about the child tax credit. Here's what you need to know

Those who received a third stimulus payment or the advanced child tax credit will receive a letter from the IRS stating how much they...

Commodities, shipping, permits driving up property prices

Maison D’etre Design Build owner Rob Capar’s company has won many awards for its home renovation work | Rob KruytVancouver homes have steadily risen in price...

Beaverton woman shares Tibetan culture through dumplings

Kyikyi, who started Himalayan Dumplings by Kyikyi, said she is the first woman-owned Tibetan frozen food brand in the U.S. BEAVERTON, Ore. —...

Ridwell recycling service ordered to stop operating in unincorporated Washington, Clackamas Counties

The company picks up hard-to-recycle items for members around Portland. Local trash haulers argue it is skirting regulations their companies have to follow. ...

Omicron surge leading to another wave of closures for Oregon businesses

Restaurants and venues are responding to COVID cases among their staff. The current shutdowns range from days to weeks, sometimes without exact reopening timelines....

Gov. Kate Brown has $200 million workforce development plan

The program “Future Ready Oregon” aims to prioritize key populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and existing disparities. PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate...

US shoppers find some groceries scarce due to virus, weather

Part of the scarcity consumers are seeing on store shelves is due to pandemic trends that never abated — and are exacerbated by omicron....

Portland transfer stations overloaded by garbage backlog

Staff are asking the public to hold off on personal garbage visits for now to save room for commercial haulers to drop off their...

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