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You need more stress | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Thursday, March 03, 2011

imo-blogThe latest brain science makes it clear: You need more stress.  The good kind, not the bad kind.

Lodgepole pine study raises worries for forests | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
Guest Blog
Monday, February 28, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
The Latest
Thursday, February 24, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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 | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
The Latest
Friday, February 18, 2011

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.

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