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Lodgepole pine study raises worries for forests

thelatestA recent study predicting hard times ahead for lodgepole pines adds yet another worry about the future of Oregon forests.

Green energy advocates keep it positive

sceneblogbwUniversity of Portland’s Buckley Center was filled with eager students, professionals and community members last weekend for a conference titled “Transforming Our Energy Futures.” The event painted a rosy picture of progress for alternative energy initiatives across the region - in spite of both federal and state inability to pass key energy legislation.

Spend less because taxes will rise

imo-blogCan cutting government spending actually create jobs? And how should taxpayers adapt to the nation's huge deficit? Lake Oswego-based economist Bill Conerly takes on both questions.

Search is on for clean tech leaders

thelatestA program created by a Portland investment firm seeks to spearhead the development of hot new clean tech companies by identifying proven leaders and bringing them together.

PDC passes the torch to Quinton

thelatestPortland's urban renewal agency celebrated a changing of the guard at its meeting on Wednesday, officially appointing Patrick Quinton as its new executive director while bidding thanks and farewell to the retiring leader he replaces, Bruce Warner.

Politics intrude on Oregon-Israel event

thelatestA new Oregon-Israel chamber of commerce that hosted businessmen and politicians last night to discuss potential business ventures was met at the door by pro-Palestine advocates denouncing a so-called "apartheid state."

Avoiding Arrogance

imo-blogIf management consultant Tom Cox had a nickel for every time a client started a sentence with "I don't understand why people can't just..." he would be very rich. In his view, managers who see things that way should consider taking a look at the mirror.

Obama praises Intel for investing in Oregon

thelatestPresident Obama gave full credit to Intel Friday for investing and manufacturing in the United States as part of an ongoing campaign to improve relations with the business community.

On the Scene: Tourism recovering in Portland

sceneblogbwTravel Portland President and CEO Jeff Miller presented his annual State of the Industry talk over breakfast on February 17 at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland. Spirits were high as Miller provided a bright outlook for the industry that finally began to recover in 2010 after suffering during the economic downturn.