Articles tagged “oregon”

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White House Threatens to Veto Bill That Turns Oregon Forests into Logging Land

White House Threatens to Veto Bill That Turns Oregon Forests into Logging Land

Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Using national forests as logging grounds threatens the state's wildlife and tourism industries, key assets that critics of the bill say outweigh any economic boost that would come from timber production.

6 years ago

Oregon City Considers Banning Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Oregon City Considers Banning Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Associated Press

Laws like this will challenge vacation rental companies and peer-to-peer sites, but they'll also provide a level of consistent standards that could normalize the market.

6 years ago

How one maverick built up Oregon’s $3 billion vineyard business

How one maverick built up Oregon’s $3 billion vineyard business

Carisa Cegavske, Associated Press

Although small in comparison to nearby Napa Valley, Oregon’s pinot noir has built up the state’s reputation as a wine destination, a brand it plans to build upon in coming years.

7 years ago

U.S. sequester could cost 170 small town airports their control towers

Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Losing a tower doesn’t guarantee airport closure, but it’s the equivalent of putting a prison ball on operations. These five Oregon airports are hoping their military operations keep them off the axe list.

7 years ago

Oregon hopes that Dull and Boring will drive tourism

Oregon hopes that Dull and Boring will drive tourism

Lauren Gambino, Associated Press

To say this is an exciting tourism development is too expected, right? But it is a great move by a destination to poke a bit of fun at itself in order to lure in visitors who'd otherwise just pass their town by with a grin on their face.

7 years ago