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Ben Jacklet
Thursday, January 27, 2011
ben-blogA year has passed since the passage of Measures 66 and 67, the controversial tax increases targeted at wealthy individuals and businesses in Oregon. These measures were extremely unpopular with many within the business community, and after the vote the predictions of abandonment and downsizing were dire. Have those predictions come to pass?
 
Lompoc expands in North Portland | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

thelatestBeer enthusiasts, construction workers and a few North Williams Avenue residents stood in the cold this morning to watch an enormous crane hoist a 30-foot-tall grain silo atop Lompoc's Fifth Quarter brewery in North Portland. Among them was giddy Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter, who said the $65,000 silo will reduce his brewing costs by 25%.

 
State sues Countrywide for $14 million | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

thelatestOregon has filed two lawsuits against the infamous subprime mortgage lender Countrywide in an attempt to recover $14 million in losses to the state's pension and worker's comp funds.

 
Funding, pay and graduation rates lag for Oregon universities | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

thelatestThe latest numbers show that Oregon's support of higher education has crumbled, faculty pay lags behind other states and graduation rates have crept below the national average.

 
Tools for Driving Change | Print |  Email
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Friday, January 21, 2011

imo-blogOne of the most promising and fastest growing areas of management science is the area of organizational change. “Organizational change” is the fancy way of saying, we often know what we should do — we just don’t do it. Like diet, go to the gym, and so on. Turns out there’s a science for making that jump — from knowing we should do something, to actually doing it.

 
Jobs Watch: NWEA doubles jobs and revenues under Chapman | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Thursday, January 20, 2011

ben-blogThe last time I interviewed Matt Chapman was nearly a decade ago, when he was finalist to run the Port of Portland. He didn’t get the job but he did end up getting the office. Chapman and his team at Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) recently moved into the building downtown vacated by the port, bringing new energy and jobs into Old Town, with big potential for expansion.

 
Bob's Red Mill donates $5 million to OSU | Print |  Email
The Latest
Thursday, January 20, 2011

thelatestThe founders of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods are giving $5 million to Oregon State University to establish an academic center that will boost the school's research in areas such as nutrition and childhood obesity.

 
OSU strengthens connections with the private sector | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

thelatestOregon State University changed the name of its Office of Technology Transfer on Monday, a seemingly minor step but one university officials call a major shift in philosophy that could also prove lucrative. The new Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development will take a more proactive approach in finding and selling research projects.

 
EPA backs away from biomass regulations | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

thelatestThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it will defer for three years any greenhouse gas permitting requirements for biomass, potentially boosting the industry that Oregon advocates say can create thousands of jobs, provide a renewable fuel source for the state, and propel thinning projects in national forests.

 
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