When Eazy Peazy Eatz opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 21, it will mark the one year anniversary since the breakfast and lunch cafe opened on Main Street in Banks.
Oregon workers can apply for benefits through the state’s new paid leave program starting Aug. 14.
The program, Paid Leave Oregon, covers family leave, medical leave and safe leave for Oregonians with jobs.
It’s been almost two years since the Ackermans first dreamed up their coffee stand. A Feb. 12 tasting and community meeting in Manning will be the next step in opening their business to the community.
The city of Banks announced that Kirkland, Wash.-based telecom company Ziply Fiber will begin building a new fiber-optic network along Main Street between Sunset Avenue and Wilkes Street on April 12 or 13. The city sent out an email on April 6 announcing that construction will take place between 7:00[Read More…]
With the snip of an oversized pair of scissors, Matt Smith marked his place as the new owner of the long-running Coffee Country coffee stand in Banks, a small business owned and operated by the same family for 28 years. Smith said his grandparents originally started the business—his grandmother, Alice[Read More…]
The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) issued this week a quarterly economic forecast predicting higher wages increasing projected tax revenue will allow the state to recover more quickly from the recession, triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic than it did from The Great Recession of the early 2000s. Oregon’s[Read More…]
File photo: Chas Hundley Following a Tuesday afternoon work session where Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington said she would push for a closure of indoor dining in Washington County, the chair of Washington County’s board of commissioners has floated the idea of allowing indoor dining for vaccinated diners only. In[Read More…]
Melissa Polley stands in front of Main Street Salon. Photo: Chas Hundley Main Street Salon in Banks is expanding, spilling into a newly renovated room with a new entrance behind the current area where hair services are offered. With the expansion, owner Melissa Polley hopes to attract new technicians to[Read More…]
The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon House Democrats issued a news release announcing the passage of House Bill 3310A, which requires publicly-traded corporations to have a minimum number of directors who are women and members of underrepresented communities. HB 331A is part of a concerted effort[Read More…]
The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley A bill referred to the Oregon speaker’s desk that has yet to be assigned to a committee would raise the state’s minimum wage, currently $11.25 per hour at its lowest, to $17 an hour, which is an annual salary of about[Read More…]