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Congressman Kurt Schrader quiet on USMCA

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Bethany ranks the richest of Oregon towns, study finds

Bethany was ranked the richest town in Oregon in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Oregon ranks 22nd highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Oregon finished 22nd in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Oregon ranks 24th highest for state tax collections per capita

Oregon finished 24th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Coquille ranks the poorest of Oregon towns, study finds

Coquille was ranked the poorest town in Oregon in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Oregon is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Oregon, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

Oregon ranks 1st in hospital safety analysis

Oregon finished first in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of Oregon ranks 14th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of Oregon finished in a tie for 14th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Malheur County ranks the poorest of Oregon counties, study finds

Malheur County was ranked the poorest county in Oregon in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Washington County has fastest growing local economy in Oregon

Washington County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Oregon in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

University of Oregon ranks 83rd best in the nation for law schools, study finds

University of Oregon finished in a tie for 83rd in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Providence Health & Services rated top employer in Oregon, study finds

Providence Health & Services employs 22,340 workers in Oregon, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Oregon ranks 36th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Oregon finished 36th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Oregon finishes 27th on best state ranking

Oregon was ranked the 27th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Average teacher salaries in Oregon rank 13th highest in nation

The average Oregon teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $64,385, the 13th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Marion County posts 264th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,063 properties in Marion County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 264th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Oregon State University's engineering program ranks 73rd best in the nation, study finds

Oregon State University finished in a tie for 73rd in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: Medford area posts 123rd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 976 properties in the Medford area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 123rd highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

OfficeMax store to close in Oregon

Thirty-six stores owned by Office Depot Inc., including a store in Oregon, are holding liquidation sales as they prepare to close their doors, according to a report in Business Insider.

Analysis: Oregon posts 33rd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,280 properties in Oregon started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 33rd highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

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