BY MARI WATANABE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Imagine being a person of color, raised in a diverse community and then moving to the Portland region only to find out that it is the whitest major city in the country, according to the U.S Census. Then imagine being the employer who recruits me, but then I leave because I cannot find my ethnic community.
BY ERIC FLOWERS | OB CORRESPONDENT
In 2009, Brad Irwin formally launched what is now Central Oregon’s second craft distillery, Oregon Spirit Distillers, in a small warehouse building just a block or two from the Parkway on Bend’s eastside. Today, he’s part of a growing class of craft distillers who are catering to the public’s appetite for artisan spirits.
BY SEN. ALAN BATES | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
The practice of suction dredge mining has been limited or stopped in Washington, California, Idaho and all federal lands. Yet, suction dredge mining is one of two placer gold mining activities still commonly found in Oregon, often in our state’s most remote and beautiful rivers, and the same watersheds that have historically supported strong salmon and trout fisheries.
BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR
“Are you ready to be a transference object?” Fred hesitated. The coffee shop seemed to become dead silent. One week earlier, Fred had been offered a dream job, as part time CEO of a startup, working for a proven star CEO — now Chairman — who had also offered to mentor Fred.
BY GREG ADDINGTON | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
It is time for the people of Oregon to be heard on the Klamath Settlement and it is time for real leaders in Washington to step up, confront the hard questions, and take up the Settlement in a meaningful way.
- State should invest more in higher education
- It's hip to be square
- Small business owners gloomier in Oregon
- Technology meets the creative class
- Oregon lawmakers moonlight as amateur scientists
- Things fall apart
- Public safety reform offers better return on investment
- More than $9B invested in Oregon renewable resources