Growth rate of businesses owned by women in Oregon falls behind national average | Print |  Email

The state has about 126,600 women-owned firms.

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CareOregon announces $15 minimum wage | Print |  Email

A Portland-based insurance company is giving a raise to some of its hourly staff.

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Nike looking to make shoes in US — regardless of TPP | Print |  Email

Sports apparel giant wants to manufacture shoes without relying on human capital.

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Oregon could soon be last state to ban self-serve gasoline | Print |  Email

A New Jersey lawmaker is pursuing a bill that would allow drivers to pump their own gas.

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Whole Foods will test new lower-priced concept in NW | Print |  Email

The high-end grocery store is launching a new concept to appeal to millennials.

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Coworking space for moms to launch in Portland | Print |  Email

The Women's Plaza will include a day care provider.

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Springfield aims to take lead on next timber wave | Print |  Email

Mayor Christine Lundberg wants to invest in cross-laminated timber, a potential gamechanger for rural Oregon.

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State budget forecast to yield kicker | Print |  Email

Schools line up for extra funding as state releases optimistic budget forecast.

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Ted Wheeler proposes fixes to impending PERS crisis | Print |  Email

Oregon treasurer urged lawmakers to pass a bill addressing a potential budget shortfall created by a recent Supreme Court decision.

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Housing experts expect a seller's summer in Portland | Print |  Email

Busy real estate season expected as the city experiences its most robust housing market since the recession.

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Nestle water-trade deal protested by thousands in petition | Print |  Email

ENVIRONMENT ROUNDUP: Petition to governor to stop Nestle deal gathers thousands of signatures; regulators asked to shut nuclear plant until crack is fixed.

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Nike faces Twitter backlash for police-appreciation promotion | Print |  Email

"Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" irks customers.

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Portland approves $15 an hour minimum wage for city workers, contractors | Print |  Email

The Portland City Council voted in favor of giving 150 contractors and some full-time workers a raise.

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Sun set

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE

The right sunglasses can protect your eyes and look cool at the same time. This being the 21st century, select shades are socially conscious, too. Portland brand Shwood uses wood and other natural materials and manufactures locally. Founded by Ann Sacks, the brand Fetch dedicates a portion of its profits to animal welfare. But whether you choose classic tortiseshell or aviator chic, please, shed the sunglasses when you walk in the door — and, of course, at night. 


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Queen of Resilience

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Astrid Scholz scales up sustainability.


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Efficiency Boost

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

How conservation stimulates the local economy.


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Stemming the tide of money in politics

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 jeff-lang-2012-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy.  “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”


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The ancient fish that stops bullets

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Friday, May 08, 2015
hagfishthumbBY CHRIS NOBLE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

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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6 things to know about the Amtrak Cascades route

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Friday, May 22, 2015
thumb3BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The recent tragedy in Philadelphia has called attention to Amtrak and the nation's woefully underfunded rail service. Here are six facts about the Amtrak Cascades corridor between Eugene and Vancouver B.C. 


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Marijuana law ushers in new business age

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
062315panelthumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

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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