Oregon News

‘Silver Tsunami’ Predicted by Oregon Economist

A prominent Oregon economist says one of the counties hardest hit by the decline of the state’s forest industries should expect a “silver tsunami” of retirees as aging baby boomers flee California and, if predictions pan out, the Pacific Northwest …

Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License

The city of Eugene, Ore. has fined the ridesharing company Uber $2,000 for failing to get a city license, and a city official says the fine could be repeated daily. But the Eugene Register-Guard reported that whether Uber appeals the …

Helmets Now Commonplace on Oregon Slopes

They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you’re not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP!  Unfashionable. “Now I …

Monsanto Settles Farmer Suits Over Oregon Experimental GMO Wheat

Monsanto Co. said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” wheat, which was never …

Bauer Joins Integro’s Casualty Practice in Oregon

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has named Kate Bauer as vice president in its casualty practice. Bauer will be based in Portland, Ore. and she will work with Integro clients to develop and deliver customized risk strategies and …

Oregon Lawmakers Told By Oracle Lawsuit is a Waste Of Money

Oracle Corp. is appealing to Oregon legislative leaders in the legal fight over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website. In a letter sent last week to Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, Oracle CEO Safra Catz …

Oregon City Threatens to Fine Uber

The city of Eugene, Ore. has ordered the Uber ridesharing company to cease operations or be fined. The Register-Guard reported Uber has refused to apply for a taxi license since its drivers began operating in Eugene last summer. The city …

Uber Drivers Pass by Oregon City’s Taxi Regulations

Salem, Ore. urban planning administrator Glen Gross says Uber continues to operate outside taxi regulations, despite a warning letter from the city and negotiations with the ridesharing company. Gross says it will be up to the city council to decide …

Oregon Judge Tosses Pimp’s Sneaker Warning Suit

An Oregon judge needed less than a half hour to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed by an imprisoned pimp who contended Nike should have included a consumer warning on the sneakers the man used to beat a prostitute’s customer. …

Oregon Commish Says ‘Sharing Economy’ Creates Insurance Challenges

Typical insurance policies won’t cover people participating in the “sharing economy” by renting out their home or using their car for a driving service, Oregon’s insurance commissioner is warning. The state’s insurance regulator had previously stayed quiet about the ways …