Party Like It’s 1999

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
pets-com-sock-puppetBY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.


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Grassroots movement pursues carbon bills

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
eventthumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A partnership of a grassroots environmental organization and a youth group is striving to build community and business support for carbon price legislation.


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10 quotes explaining crisis at Port of Portland

Friday, February 20, 2015
022015 port portland OBM-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The ongoing labor disputes at the Port of Portland came to a head two weeks ago when Hanjin, the container port's largest client, notified its customers it would be ending its direct route to Oregon.


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Uncertainty about convention center hotel could cost Portland an NBA All-Star Game

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
463545460BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

NBA commissioner: "I would love to end up having an All-Star Game in Portland. It's really just a function of ensuring that we can fit in town."


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Everything old is new again: How the EEOC is reinventing itself

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BY TAMSEN LEACHMAN | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

It is important to understand the EEOC’s priorities, and ensure that your leadership understands the shifting expectations of regulators and the heightened standards to which you (and they) may be held.


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The week journalism died

Sunday, February 15, 2015
deadjournalismthumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.


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4 winners and losers in the Kitzhaber scandal

Thursday, February 12, 2015
021315-govorno-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Examining the governor's rapid fall from grace in a "bizarre" and "unprecedented" saga.


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Chronicling Gov. Kitzhaber's march to resignation

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
021115-kitzhaber-jekaplan14-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Recapping a wild week featuring plenty of will he or won't he resign drama.


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Where do Portland demographics rank among the largest 50 cities in the US?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
thumbpdxinperspectiveBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The Portland in Perspective study, done by the City Budget Office, was released Tuesday.


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Downtown flower shop readies for the Valentine's Day rush

Monday, February 09, 2015
021015-giffords-thumbBY MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Gifford's Flowers brings family approach to PSU-area shop.


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6 chiefs of staff dish on their bosses

Thursday, February 05, 2015
legilistiblog-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

We ask chiefs of staff for the scoop on Oregon legislators.


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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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Our Featured Stories

  • Money Talks
    BY LINDA BAKER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

    Will community banks survive the digital age? Three CEOs peer into banking's crystal ball.

  • How a Utah-based essential oils company cornered the Oregon market
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

    Multilevel marketing, health claims and zyto scanner biofeedback machines: How dōTERRA thrives in Oregon. 

  • 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?

Scope of Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation widens

Thursday, February 26, 2015

State's chief operating officer says he was interviewed by the IRS and FBI.

Oregon congressmen on opposing sides of net neutrality issue

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Greg Walden each stake claim in contentious debate ahead of FCC's vote.

Port of Portland bucks national trend, keeps labor fight alive

Thursday, February 26, 2015

While the rest of the West Coast gets back to work,  labor strife at Terminal 6 endures.

Coast Guard, Oregon coast groups sustain court fight over helicopter base

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The court fight continues as both sides of the case file opposing motions.

Lawyer: 'Portland has no realistic chance of getting the NBA All-Star Game'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

An attorney representing a downtown hoteliers group says public funding for the convention center hotel is not a factor in Portland hosting the NBA's marquee midseason event.

Erickson posts losses in 2014 due to poor 4Q

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The aviation company announced fourth-quarter losses of $2.5 million.

Discredited anti-vaccination doctor's testimony canceled

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Oregon lawmakers rescind invitation to researcher who promoted a fallacious vaccine-autism link.

Think tank: We're in the midst of an urban economic boom

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A report released by City Observatory finds that the jobs are increasingly moving to the inner city.

After settling with six workers, Daimler sued by four African Americans for racial discrimination

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two current and two former employees seek a total of $9.5 million in damages one month after the company agreed to a record settlement for similar allegations.

Vaccination news: Controversial researcher to testify in Salem

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The scientist who found the since debunked autism-vaccination link will testify before the state legislature.

Transportation, ethics bills proposed

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

State legislators mull proposals aimed at improving the state's infrastructure, public record laws.

Medford-based auto retailer has record-breaking 4Q

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lithia Motors reported all-time highs for the fourth quarter, 2014 adjusted net income.

Clean Fuels program could be signed by Gov. Brown next week

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Speaker Tina Kotek writes a letter insisting the program will move to the House floor despite Republicans' protests.

OSP investigates leaked Kitzhaber emails

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A pair of workers are on administrative leave as a result of leaked correspondence that may have violated attorney-client privilege.

Despite deal, Port of Portland terminal operator says union not producing fast enough

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

While much of the West Coast got back to work, squabbling between labor and management continued at Terminal 6 in Portland.

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