Oregon House speaker wants $13 minimum wage | Print |  Email

Portland Democrat Tina Kotek unveiled her plan to increase the state's minimum wage while allowing local jurisdictions to go beyond the threshold.

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Gov. Brown signs into law first ethics reform bill | Print |  Email

The measure requires Secretary of State to assess how state agencies are handling information requests.

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425 luxury apartments planned for downtown Portland | Print |  Email

Development will include a grocery store in the retail space on the ground floor.

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Which drug plays the largest role in state's illicit drug economy? | Print |  Email

Federal agents identify Central Oregon highways as a growing trafficking route in state.

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Kickstarter entrepreneur uses funds to pay rent, move to Oregon | Print |  Email

Portland man, Federal Trade Commission, settle in the first case involving crowdfunding.

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Doping allegations piling up against Nike Oregon Project | Print |  Email

Three more athletes have come forward alleging Nike coach Alberto Salazar distributed performance-enhancing drugs.

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Intel starts round of layoffs | Print |  Email

The largest private employer in Oregon is trimming its operations after years of slow sales.

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TPP slowed by defeat of accompanying bill | Print |  Email

President Obama cannot pursue Trans-Pacific Partnership unless Trade Adjustment Assistance bill passes.

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Feds bolster fund for drought relief in the West | Print |  Email

In response to a historically-dry winter, $110 million has been allocated for a fiery summer.

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Judge dismisses Oracle's suit against Kitzhaber consultants | Print |  Email

Multnomah County Court judge sides with political consultants in Cover Oregon case.

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Oregon needs funding help with deficient bridges | Print |  Email

There are 439 bridges in the state that are classified as "structually deficient" and the local jurisdictions in charge of many of them have little recourse.

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'Ban the box' bill passes Oregon Senate | Print |  Email

After amending the original measure, the new employment bill passes with bipartisan support.

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Microsoft's 84-inch tablet to be built in Oregon | Print |  Email

The Microsoft Surface Hub was developed at the company's Wilsonville facility, where it will also be manufactured.

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Staffing Challenge

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Greg Lambert, president of Mid Oregon Personnel Services.


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Storyteller in Chief: Natural Prophets

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY SAM BLACKMAN

Storyteller-in-chief with the CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies.


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Photo Log: Waterfront Blues Festival

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Thursday, July 09, 2015
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The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger.  About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.


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Back to School

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE

Oregon is home to an abundance of gritty warehouses reborn as trendy office spaces, as well as crafty hipsters turned entrepreneurs. Does the combination yield an equally bounteous office products sector? Not so much. Occupying the limited desk jockey space are Field Notes, a spinoff of Portland’s Draplin Design Company, and Schuttenworks, known for whittling Apple device stands. For a full complement of keyboard trays, docking stations and mouse pads, check out the GroveMade line, guaranteed to boost the cachet of even the lowliest cubicle drone. 


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The Cover Story

Linda Baker
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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How do you put a baby on the cover of a business magazine without it looking too cutesy?


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Department of Self-Promotion

Linda Baker
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


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Up on the Roof

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

In 2010 Vanessa Keitges and several investors purchased Portland-based Columbia Green Technologies, a green-roof company. The 13-person firm has a 200% annual growth rate, exports 30% of its product to Canada and received its first infusion of venture capital in 2014 from Yaletown Venture Partners. CEO Keitges, 40, a Southern Oregon native who serves on President Obama’s Export Council, talks about market innovation, scaling small business and why Oregon is falling behind in green-roof construction. 


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