Murmurs: OHSU Fined in Monkey Deaths

What’s a monkey’s life worth, anyway?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined Oregon Health & Science University $11,679 in the 2009 deaths of five monkeys at the school’s Oregon National Primate Research Center. Two died aft   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The Train To Zero

Union Pacific conceded up front that state subsidies to improve its rails wouldn’t create jobs.

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Over the past six years, the state of Oregon has handed out $295 million in subsidies to local governments and private companies to help build and repair ports, rail lines and public transit. Th   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 KARA WILBECK

Murmurs: ODOT Backlash and Schaufler Unbowed

Fixing a city charter right out of Dickens.

WW reported recently about the Oregon Department of Transportation program that has given Union Pacific—with billions in profits—state subsidies of $24.7 million to fix its own track under the lot   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

State Program That Subsidizes Union Pacific and Other For-Profit Rail Companies May Get Bigger


WW recently brought you the story of the railroad company—Union Pacific—that brings in billions of profits but still needs (according to the state of Oregon) millions in public subsidies. In Kara Wilbeck's "Gravy Train," we learned how Union Pacific has availed itself of $24.7 million through ConnectOregon, a program funded through state lottery profits, to fix its rail lines through Oregon. Never ...   More
Monday, February 20, 2012 WW Staff

Gravy Train

Union Pacific has billions in profits. So why is Oregon subsidizing the rail giant?

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When it comes to shipping companies, few are bigger than Union Pacific. The rail giant controls 32,000 miles of track across most of the Western U.S. Last year, the company had profits of $3.3 bil   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 KARA WILBECK


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