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University of Oregon Economist Tim Duy says it's important that Congress and the President reach agreement on a long term budget plan, to help keep the economy from falling back into recession. “a long run fiscal consolidation matched with some type of short run of fiscal stimulus. I think that your best policy options on the fiscal side.”

 

The University's latest reading of economic indicators shows a slight decline, but that was due to the temporary labor slowdown at the Port of Portland.

 

Duy says when that's factored out, Oregon's economy is growing at the same pace it has over the last two decades.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.