Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ups and Downs Around the State

The announcements in this week's edition of Around the State make two things pretty clear: food options are on the rise, and the continuing trend in local education entities is one of decline.

Food Options on the Upswing:

The Green Zone opened in Newport. It offers hydroponic and organic gardening supplies. News-Times, 5/4/2011

Java Jungle & Tropical Tan
in John Day hired extra staff to operate a forthcoming second location, Java Jungle II, at the Grant County Regional Airport. Blue Mountain Eagle, 4/20/2011

Yogurtland, a self-service frozen yogurt chain, will open its first Oregon location at Bridgeport Village in Tigard. Portland Business Journal, 4/15/2011

Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened in Springfield. It employs about 25 people. The Register-Guard, 5/7/2011

4 Seasons Farmers Market
will open in Albany. It will employ four to five people. Albany Democrat-Herald, 5/3/2011

K-12 Public Education on the Downswing:

In order to make up a $1.2-million deficit in the 2011-2012 budget, the Central Curry School District in Gold Beach will lay off nearly one-quarter of its teaching staff, eliminate half of all sports, and take 10 furlough days. Curry Coastal Pilot, 4/30/2011

The Reynolds School District – which serves areas of Portland, Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, and Troutdale – plans to lay off 104 education assistants and 16 lunch-time assistants on July 1. The Oregonian, 5/10/2011

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