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Wages, benefits, working conditions to improve for foreign 'guests'

YAKIMA—The United Farm Workers of America and one of the nation's largest labor recruiters have reached an unprecedented agreement to improve wages, benefits and working conditions for guest workers brought to the United States for farm work.


Curtis James Mott Sr. Passes On at 30Curtis James Mott Sr. was born on April 14,1975,in Portland,to…


A group pushing a ballot initiative to rein in payday loan practices is urging the coming special legislative session to avoid the issue if proposals are weaker than what their initiative outlines.

 The ballot proposal sponsored by Oregon for Payday Loan Fairne$$ would limit payday loan interest to 36 percent a year, restrict loan initiation fees to 10 percent of the loan amount it, allow only two rollovers and give borrowers 31 days instead of 15 to use the money before the loan comes due.


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