Tweeting Portland's State of the City address

Friday, January 30, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 3.08.19 PMBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

For those who were working, here are a few highlights of Charlie Hales' State of the City address.


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Communications error

Friday, January 30, 2015
013015-zidellmattfrench-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

How did an errant email to the Zidell family end up fronting a story in the Oregonian this morning?


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5 schools helping students crack code

Thursday, January 29, 2015
codeduthumbnailBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

As the costs of college mount, and as employer demand for software developers soars, coding schools and classes are popping up everywhere.


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Finding a Balance

Thursday, January 29, 2015
012915-passinvst-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Active vs. passive investing: what you need to know.


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LEED for weed

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
012815-potcarbon-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

What is the impact of the legal pot industry on carbon emissions? An NEBC energy forum breakfast makes the case for taking the new industry’s emissions impacts very seriously.


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A legislative preview — and celebration

Friday, January 23, 2015
012315-speaker-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The Northwest Environmental Business Council previews the 2015 legislative agenda as Hatch Oregon celebrates Oregon's new community crowdfunding rules.


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4 married couples who work together

Thursday, January 22, 2015
IMG 0020BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

They say maintaining a healthy marriage takes work. So does running a business with your spouse.


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Ski traffic

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
0121-skiway-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A place-based multimodal transportation plan for Mt. Hood is long overdue.


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5 companies react to lower fuel prices

Thursday, January 15, 2015
thumb-shutterstock 233787049BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Consumers love the savings they get from low oil prices, but how has business been affected?


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The city as startup

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
011415 citystartup-thumbBY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Startups in the growth phase are associated with a fresh infusion of capital — human and financial — a curiosity factor and products to disrupt the market and drive demand. Portland’s economy gives off the same aroma.


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Transportation Fairness Alliance holds demonstration in Pioneer Square

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
IMG 3367BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland's cab companies urged city hall for consideration as officials weigh new rules for Uber and other ridesharing companies.


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7 industry trends of 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015
covertrends15-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Industry groups identify top trends for 2015.


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Our Featured Stories

  • Which Way to Chinatown?
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

    The Jade International District, already Portland's center of Asian life, is poised for rejuvenation. Where does that leave the westside's historic Chinatown?

  • Will Medford Ever Be Cool?
    BY DAN COOK | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

    A real-estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city's forlorn downtown.

  • The Carbon Calculus
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

    Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.

Job website reports Portland tech wages up 9 percent

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dice reports the average worker's earnings jumped from $84,295 in 2013 to $91,556 last year.

Liberal coalition aims to increase taxes on large corporations

Friday, January 30, 2015

A union-backed group plans to ask voters in 2016 to consider new tax measures.

Portland energy group, Beaverton invoice startup, secure funding

Friday, January 30, 2015

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance promised $168 million over next five years; Nvoicepay receives $6 million to increase its sales channels.

Rep. Blumenauer touts bank financing for pot

Friday, January 30, 2015

In a letter to the FDIC, Portland's representative said banks should be allowed to do business with marijuana-related companies.

Astray email provides glimpse into Zidell family's South Waterfront deal

Friday, January 30, 2015

Affordable housing options play crucial role in real estate company's reluctance to proceed on project.

Logging industry seeks to recruit teens

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Astoria Timber Festival hopes to entice young people to pursue careers in logging.

Lava Butte shuttle in the works

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bus service to the popular tourist attraction will be tested this summer.

Oregon's first lady continues to disclose possible improprieties

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cylvia Hayes admitted that she was paid $118,000 from a clean energy organization for consulting work.

Portland terminal operator complains of West Coast work stoppages

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A 12-hour work stoppage Tuesday pushed ICTSI Oregon Inc.'s attorney to issue a statement condemning the labor strife.

Daimler Trucks North America settles over civil-rights allegations

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The corporation's Swan Lake facility was at the center of a $2.4M payout.

Labor coalition releases poll results that show support for higher minimum wage, more paid sick days

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fair Shot For All released findings from their polls that indicated wide-reaching support.

Lawmakers prep for fuel-standard fight

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Strife abounds when discussion turns to gas tax and clean fuel requirements in Salem.

Incarcerated seniors face challenges

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Oregon struggles paying for massive elderly prisoner population; lawmakers mull bill aimed at ending real estate fraud.

Portland companies get in on Super Bowl hype

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wieden+Kennedy has three clients who purchased ad time; an app developed in the Rose City will gauge viewers' reactions to the expensive commercials.

Amanda Fritz plans 2016 reelection bid

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The city commissioner said the death of her husband altered circumstances, encouraging her to eschew retirement. 

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