Oregon cities rush to approve local tax on pot | Print |  Email

Ashland city administrator Dave Kanner estimates that a 10% tax on recreational marijuana could raise nearly $1 million per year.

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Nike CIO makes Fortune's '40 Under 40 List' | Print |  Email

Anthony Watson is No. 19 on Fortune's "40 Under 40 List" of business luminaries.

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Cylvia Hayes admits to 'green card marriage' | Print |  Email

Oregon's First Lady admitted to marrying an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant 17 years ago so he could retain residency in the United States.

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Urban Airship hires new CEO | Print |  Email

Brett Caine, former President of Citrix Online, was named the new chief executive officer of the Portland-based mobile alerts startup.

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Port of Portland export terminal to expand | Print |  Email

Canpotex Limited, which operates the facility at Terminal 5, plans to invest $140 million to improve its efficiency.

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Old Town Chinatown building to get $20M revamp | Print |  Email

The 117-year-old Whidden & Lewis Building renovation is scheduled to begin next year.

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Eugene wants public comment about taxing marijuana | Print |  Email

The city will hold a public hearing to ask residents if it should impose a municipal tax on recreational marijuana.

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Portland may allow 'Airbnb-style' rentals in apartments, condos | Print |  Email

Residents—whether they rent or own the unit—could apply for a permit to rent out a bedroom in their home for less than 30 days.

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Innovation: a critique | Print |  Email
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A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.

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Nike fulfills pact with Oregon | Print |  Email

The sportswear company has created more than 2,000 jobs in the state in the past two years.

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Vigor Industrial to meet with North Portland neighbors | Print |  Email

The shipbuilder will discuss the ways the company plans to reduce emissions and odors from their 64-acre Swan Island facility.

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Opportunity initiative would create college fund for Oregon students | Print |  Email

Measure 86, also known as the Oregon Opportunity Initiative, would require the Legislature to create a fund dedicated to providing financial aid to Oregon students who are attending college or enrolling in technical training programs.

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Rick Steves starts tour for pot measure | Print |  Email

The European travel guru will speak about the legalization of marijuana as proposed in Measure 91.

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OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

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24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


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Corner Office: Marv LaPorte

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The president of LaPorte & Associates lets us in on his day-to-day life.


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Tackling the CEO-worker pay gap

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Three problems with Obama's immigration order

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By now, anyone who knows about it has a position on President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The executive order is the outcome of failed attempts at getting a bill through the normal legislative process. Both Obama and his predecessor came close, but not close enough since the process broke down multiple times.


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Dan and Louis Oyster Bar opens up to a changing neighborhood

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VIDEO: Revamping a Classic — an iconic eatery stays relevant in a changing marketplace.


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The clean fuels opportunity

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A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.


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Old school: Paulsen's Pharmacy maintains old fashion ethos

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VIDEO: Under the radar — complete with a soda counter, the traditional Paulsen's Pharmacy looks to compete with big box retailers.


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