Business group urges compromise in Clean Fuels impasse | Print |  Email

As Republicans promise to stall a transportation package until the Clean Fuels program is amended, the Oregon Business Association is leaning on the legislature to end the standoff.

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Aerial spray bill to get legislative hearing | Print |  Email

Spraying companies gear up to defend industry-backed bill; whistleblower releases videos showing several alleged improprieties.

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Comcast plans Internet service twice as fast as Google Fiber | Print |  Email

Comcast announces 2 gigabit connection will be available in parts of Oregon by the end of the year.

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Candidates for Adidas top job have Portland ties | Print |  Email

Adidas America president Mark King and brand head Eric Liedtke emerge as "rumored" candidates for CEO position.

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Portland-based startup wants to find you the perfect beer | Print |  Email

BREW NEWS: BeerPickr helps users establish which beer they want and where they can get it; Bend brewers find inspiration on the trail.

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Wages, housing, out of whack in Oregon | Print |  Email

A 2-bedroom apartment in Oregon is out of reach for those making less than $16.61 an hour.

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How much could alternative transportation methods save? | Print |  Email

Ridesharing services could lower carbon emissions, save cities billions, a research organization reports.

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Multi-million dollar cancer charities accused of scams | Print |  Email

Oregon joins a federal lawsuit against four national cancer charities.

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House moves impeachment bill forward | Print |  Email

Legislation that aims to boost transparency and accountability passes with bipartisan support.

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Oregon furniture manufacturer files for bankruptcy | Print |  Email

Mastercraft Furniture Inc., previously celebrated for providing American manufacturing jobs, aims to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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Oregon one of eight states to receive drought aid | Print |  Email

USDA designates $21 million for farmers and ranchers in drought-stricken states.

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Pembina fights to keep propane terminal proposal alive | Print |  Email

The Canadian propane exporter seeks a hearing on the terminal project, despite Mayor Hales' change of heart.

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Senate committee resolves medical pot issue | Print |  Email

Lawmakers have come up with a new set of restrictions for medical marijuana industry.

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Intrepid reporter checks out ZoomCare rebrand

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Like all good journalists, OB editorial staff typically eschew freebies. But health care costs being what they are, digital news editor Jacob Palmer couldn't resist ZoomCare's offer of a three-in-one (cleaning, exam, whitening) dental office visit, guaranteed to take no more than 57 minutes. 


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Up in the Air

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY ANNIE ELLISON

Portland tech veteran Ben Berry is leaving his post as Portland’s chief technology officer for a full-time role producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aimed at first responders and the military. Berry’s AirShip Technologies Group is poised to be on the ground floor of an industry that will supply drones to as many as 100,000 police, fire and emergency agencies nationwide. He reveals the plan for takeoff.


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Frothy Battle

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY ROBERT MULLIN

Latest development in Nestlé plant saga sparks debate about the value of water.


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The ancient fish that stops bullets

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Friday, May 08, 2015
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Hagfish may not have evolved much over the last 300 million years, but their protein-heavy slime promises advances in super-materials.


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Eco Zoned

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY HANNAH WALLACE

Travelers have always come to Oregon for its natural beauty. But will the increasing popularity of agritourism, European-style hiking getaways and forest resorts relax Oregon's notoriously strict land-use laws?


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Biker dreams

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Friday, May 15, 2015
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation is seeking input from businesses on a $5.5 million initiative to create a network of biking, transit and pedestrian trails within Portland’s central city.


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Marijuana law ushers in new business age

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Oregon’s new marijuana law is expected to lead to a bevy of new business opportunities for the state. And not just for growers. Law firms, HR consultants, energy efficiency companies and many others are expected to benefit from the decriminalization of pot, according to panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting on Tuesday.


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