Economy

News update for 5/8/20

Airs at: Sat, 05/09/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
Gov. Kate Brown yesterday outlined a phased plan to reopen the state starting with rural areas that have seen few cases of Covid-19. On May 15, Brown will loosen restrictions statewide on day cares and on retail shops that were previously closed. Counties that have very sm... Read more

News update 5/4/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Oregon death count from coronavirus has continued to slow, and Health officials are cautiously optimistic that the physical distancing and stay at home measures were imposed early enough to flatten the curve in Oregon. According to the Oregonian newspaper, the number of... Read more

Tracy McLaughlin | REAL ESTATE RESCUE

Airs at: Sat, 05/02/2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Open Air
COVID-19 &  Real Estate.  There is some concern and hesitation among buyers and sellers across the country right now.  How do you move forward with a big life decision when there is so much uncertainty? Tracy McLaughlin, author of the new book Real Estate Rescue, is here t... Read more

Rose City Book Pub owner talks pandemic relief funding for small business

Airs at: Thu, 04/30/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
Many small businesses are closed here in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, without paying customers, they’re struggling to stay afloat.  That list includes one of our favorite small businesses, Rose City Book Pub, which opened in November 2018 with the original, ... Read more

News Update for 5/1/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/01/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
A top Oregon parole board official said yesterday the agency is reviewing seven inmates for early release because their underlying medical conditions make them extra vulnerable to fatal complications of the coronavirus. The board has asked corrections staff to evaluate an a... Read more

Chris Vaughn Interview

Produced for Between Us
Chris Vaughn is a democrat running for the US House District 2 seat.  He talked with Don Merrill about why the district, which has only had two democrats since 1893, may be ready for its third, why climate change is really a climate emergency that people need to believe and... Read more

Stay home orders push bars and restaurants to innovate, including a petition to allow mixed drink delivery

Airs at: Wed, 04/29/2020 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  Bars and restaurants around the state are struggling under the stay-at-home order. One Portland bar owner is looking for new ways to expand business in order to help his industry survive, including mixed drink delivery. KBOO's Ray Bodwell has the story.  Read more

News update for 4/29/20

Airs at: Wed, 04/29/2020 at 2:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Oregon death count from coronavirus may be significantly higher from what is being reported by the Oregon Health Authority. That’s according to local economist Ken Stokes, who did a study of past death rates for this time of year and found that the number of people who ... Read more

Lisa Pool Interview

Produced for Between Us
Lisa Pool is a democrat running for Oregon Senate district seat 12.  She talked with Don Merrill about why the Oregon Health Plan needs to include small businesses that offer non-traditional holistic medicine in its coverage,  how she is looking forward to meeting and debat... Read more

Paige Hook Interview

Produced for Between Us
Paige Hook is a democrat running for the Oregon House 17 seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her district needs new leadership as a way to finally get rural counties a seat at the big boy table, why gun legislation and gun safety are not mutually exclusive, and why... Read more