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EPA Awards $750,000 Pollution Prevention Grants to Oregon, Idaho and the Knik Tribal Council, Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 

Written by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News Release on Nov. 18th, 2022
This week at an event in Portland, Oregon, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention Jennie Romer announced that Oregon, Idaho, and the Knik Tribal Council have been awarded a total of $751,550 in pollution prevention (P2) grant funding. P2 grants allow states and tribes to provide business…
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Fake it til you make it? The average Oregon job seeker admits their resume is only 73% accurate, survey finds.

Written by Sophia Hernandez on Nov. 18th, 2022

  This compares to a national resume accuracy rate of 72%. Of those who would lie about the college they attended, most would falsely claim they attended Harvard. An interactive map showing resume inaccuracies in each state. Embellishing your career achievements can result in serious consequences, most likely eliminating you from the pool of candidates for a prospective job. If you do get hired and your resume lie is later discovered, you will likely be asked to leave.  iprospectcheck.com, an employment background check, and…

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New Homeless Alliance Initiative Addresses Unsheltered Chronic Homelessness

Written by Laura Luthi on Nov. 18th, 2022

   Of the unsheltered adults without children experiencing homelessness in the Marion-Polk region, 62% experience chronic homelessness SALEM, ORE. 26 Oct., 2022 - The Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance has approved an in-depth plan to address unsheltered chronic homelessness for people with severe service needs in the region. The Alliance plan includes ex…

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New Boys & Girls Club Branch Opens in Northeast Salem

Written by Luis Ramirez on Sep. 30th, 2022
SALEM- The Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion, and Polk counties opened up their newest location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 28.  The new location will help an underserved area of Northeast Salem off Lancaster Drive and will be named the Epping Homestead Branch (3805 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem).  This will be the eighth Boys & Girls …
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Understanding Paid Family Medical Leave fund

Written by Oregon Small Business Association Foundation on Sep. 28th, 2022
Beginning next year, Oregon workers and many companies will begin paying into a Paid Family Medical Leave fund, and workers who need time off with pay can begin applying for benefits under Paid Leave Oregon in September 2023. Oregon lawmakers in 2019 passed the Paid Family Medical Leave Act, which lets workers apply for prorated paid time off to care for a …
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Five Questions to Ask When Reviewing Your Insurance Policy 

Written by Sarah Rutter on Sep. 28th, 2022

  With the cost of everything rising, it’s important to check in with your insurance carrier to see if there are ways to maximize discounts and save money while ensuring adequate coverage for personal and/or business needs. A skilled agent will help you balance affordability with coverage that makes sense.    Here are five questions to keep i…

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What’s In Your Attic?

Written by Oregon State Capitol Foundation on Sep. 21st, 2022

Oregon State Capitol Foundation seeks help tracking down governors’ portraits SALEM, OR. 15 Sept. 2022 - In an effort to help preserve our state’s history and make it accessible to Oregonians, educators, art enthusiasts, history buff,s and others, the Oregon State Capitol Foundation is launching the Governors’ Portraits Search to locate and catalog missing portraits of former Oregon governors.   “We know many oil paintings of territorial and s…

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Producers of nine films being shot in Oregon are receiving incentives to do so

Written by Oregon Small Business Association Foundation on Sep. 5th, 2022
“The Rehearsal” is an HBO comedy series where Nathan Fielder lets ordinary people “rehearse” for life’s biggest moments in simulations he designs with help from actors and a construction crew.   Wildwood, a film directed by Travis Knight of Laika Studio, is based on a novel by Portland musician Colin Meloy called The Decemberists, which was adap…
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Fly Salem, Fly!

Written by Zachary S. Sielicky on Sep. 1st, 2022
Last month, Travel Salem, SEDCOR, Fly Salem Committee, and the Salem Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to Salem City Council outlining critical efforts needed to bring commercial air service back to Salem.    Dear Mayor Bennett, Mayor-Elect Hoy, & Salem City Councilors: We believe in helping businesses prosper and that smart economic de…
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