The average Oregonian might rightly ask, “The CAT? Why all the fuss?” – Oregon Center for Public Policy

Compare that to what that company’s employees are paying. The average individual taxpayer in Oregon pays 24 times that amount — $6 on every $100 of income — in personal income taxes. – See more at:

Portland needs ‘honest’ superintendent, board says in rejecting finalist |

according to Portland school board chair Tom Koehler, board members had soured on their choice.

Although Dickey withdrew, if he hadn’t the board would have asked that he do so, Koehler said.

The sticking point? “A lack of candor,” Koehler said in an email.

A full background report came back last Monday, and by Thursday, Dickey was out.

Portland hotelier concealed $1 million donation to Trump inauguration |

Sondland is founder and chief executive of Provenance Hotels, which owns or manages several successful Portland hotels, including the Westin Portland, Hotel Lucia, Hotel deLuxe, The Benson, Sentinel and The Heathman Hotel.

A Provenance Hotels spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Other Oregonians and Oregon-based companies also donated to Trump’s inauguration. 

Chipmaker Intel gave $500,000, while Robert Freres of logging company Freres Lumber gave $25,000, Pacific Crest Securities chief executive George Glass gave $22,500 and Bill Furman of railcar builder Greenbrier gave $10,000.