Portland to allow Airbnb-style rentals in multifamily units | Print |  Email

City leaders are optimistically expecting the move to not further damage the affordable-housing market.

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Oregon's child-care affordability deemed low | Print |  Email

Parents in need of child care pay a higher percentage of their income than anywhere else in the country.

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Final vote on Portland Street Fund tentatively planned for Dec. 17 | Print |  Email

A proposed tax that aims to improve infrastructure will be decided later this month.

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CenturyLink 911 failure could cost company $2.9M | Print |  Email

Utility regulators in the state of Washington want the company to pay a fine for a 911 outage in April.

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Fees from special salmon license plates misallocated | Print |  Email

An investigation by the Oregonian finds that a Salem bureaucrat is directly benefiting from a program that was originally intended to aid the fish's migration.

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Intel, Ray-Ban team up to create computerized glasses | Print |  Email

Not long after coming to an agreement with Google to power its Glass project, Intel agreed with the company that owns Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol to create technology for eye-glasses.

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Gresham City Council votes in favor of a tax on pot | Print |  Email

Although the tax is now in effect, questions swirl about its legitimacy.

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Portland is home to largest fleet of car2go vehicles in North America | Print |  Email

 There are now 530 cars circulating the Rose City.

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Semiconductor group says industry is growing | Print |  Email

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics suggests gloomy projections released earlier this year weren't wholly accurate.

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U.S. Senate to decide fate of Klamath water deal | Print |  Email

The bill — SB 2379 — was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and will now move to the full Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Portland State professor says more people means higher housing expenses | Print |  Email

The expert's study refutes the 2014 Urban Growth Report.

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Kitzhaber's proposed budget reflects desire to boost education spending | Print |  Email

The governor's budget for 2015-17 allocates an additional $800 million to encourage students to be ready for school from a young age.

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Portland company wants to sell you your last toothbrush | Print |  Email

The eco-toothbrush has been popular on crowd-funding site crowdsupply.com.

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A conversation with Oregon state economist Josh Lehner.


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Live, Work, Play: Amen Teter

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Catching up with Amen Teter, Portland-based global director of action sports for Octagon Olympics & Action sports talent agency.


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Startups in the growth phase are associated with a fresh infusion of capital — human and financial — a curiosity factor and products to disrupt the market and drive demand. Portland’s economy gives off the same aroma.


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Corner Office: Marv LaPorte

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"Nostalgia is not an economic strategy."


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