May 2012

The bicycle thief

0512_Launch_BiketrakWhen Kristine Akins had a second bike stolen in 2010, the veteran entrepreneur didn’t get mad. She got even.

Support for higher education funding

0512_InputGraph_01With the budget stretched and funding for higher education dropping, where should funding for Oregon’s public universities rank in the state’s myriad priorities?

The higher education disgrace

The state's business community has long supported public higher education funding, and put its muscle behind recent reform efforts. Business knows that an educated population is critical to the economic health of Oregon.