Newly elected State Representative Jeff Reardon, center, talks with Working Families Party canvassers. The WFP made 5,000 voter contacts in his campaign to oust a longtime Democratic representative who had the support of the AFL-CIO and the Koch brothers but often voted against progressive values. On election day, Reardon won with 66% of the [...]
As the Port of Newport nears completion of a nearly $20-million renovation of its International Terminal, two shipping companies are interested in using it as a log export hub.
Shawn Teevin, president of Teevin Brothers Land & Timber Co., told port commissioners Tuesday evening he expects a log exporting facility at the terminal to create [...]
Today’s Oregonian published an opinion piece by Working Families Party Senior Policy Advisor Barbara Dudley. Excerpts:
The mantra of this legislative session has been “jobs, jobs, jobs.”
In the Capitol, one sees pins on lapels of Republicans and Democrats, lobbyists and legislators alike that simply say “JOBS.” And yet a simple bill, House Bill [...]
Sometime in the next two weeks, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will reopen the rail line that was abandoned abruptly four years ago by the hedge fund-owned Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.
“It’s sort of been like a nightmare/fairy tale saga,” DeFazio said. When the line is back, “It’s going to be a [...]
Port of Bellingham commissioners hope to revive their long-dormant deep-water shipping terminal to create both jobs and port revenue.
“We’re back at ground zero,” said Darren Williams, a spokesman for Local 7 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, at a recent port commission meeting. “We don’t have anything to ramp up. What we do [...]