Governor declares drought emergency | Print |  Email

The southeast corner of Oregon is vulnerable due to a lack of snowpack and rain.

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Hopworks becomes first brewery in northwest to earn coveted sustainability status | Print |  Email

BREW NEWS: Hopworks Brewery certified as a B Corporation; 10 Barrel moves into the Pearl; craft beer accounts for 11 percent of sales in market in 2014.

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Kitzhaber says he would like to remain active in civic affairs | Print |  Email

During a ceremony honoring businessman Junki Yoshida,  the former governor said he first needs "to get my name cleared."

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Oregon becomes first state to automatically enroll voters | Print |  Email

The law shifts burden of voter registration from voters to the state.

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Get paid to park your car at the airport | Print |  Email

FlightCar, which wants to rent your parked car while you're out of town, is launching in Portland today.

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Rent in Portland increasing at sixth-fastest rate | Print |  Email

Rent in the state's largest metropolitan area rose at a rate of 20.45 percent over the past five years.

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Economic growth prompts slow shift in Republican attitudes toward climate change | Print |  Email

The global economy is thriving without increasing reliance on the burning of fossil fuels.

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Marijuana magnates convene in Eugene | Print |  Email

More than 700 attend Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference to discuss "the fastest-growing business in America."

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Demand in Hong Kong for organic produce bolsters Oregon ag exporters | Print |  Email

USDA report indicates Hong Kong consumers eager for organic label.

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TriMet releases $505M budget | Print |  Email

Plan calls for increased fares for elderly, disabled.

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Adidas abandons NBA uniform contract | Print |  Email

German sports apparel company decides to walk away from negotiations to extend contract with world's most prominent basketball league.

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Gov. Brown signs clean fuels bill | Print |  Email

STATE GOVERNMENT ROUNDUP: Despite protests from Republicans, the Clean Fuels Program was signed into law; Senate approves bill to allow cyclists to run some red lights; motor voter law explained.

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Tech firm announces plans to move from Vancouver to NW Portland | Print |  Email

Japan-based Wacom Technology joins other companies moving to Portland; will add employees in coming years.

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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 5 highest revenue-generating parks in Oregon

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
parksthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.


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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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5 stats about Oregon fireworks

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
fireworksthumb001BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.


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Cherry Raincoat

June 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Spring rains are the bane of an Oregon cherry farmer’s existence. Even a few sprinkles can crack the fruit so badly it’s not worth picking. Science to the rescue: Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a spray-on film that cuts rain-related cracking in half, potentially saving a season’s crop. The coating, patented as SureSeal, is made from natural chemicals similar to those found in the skins of cherries: cellulose, palm oil-based wax and calcium.


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Biker dreams

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Friday, May 15, 2015
bike at ater wynn-thumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

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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Undersea Power

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Mike Morrow and Mike Delos-Reyes first came up with the idea of an ocean power device 23 years ago, when they were students at Oregon State University. They realized a long-held vision last summer, when their startup, M3 Wave, successfully launched the first ocean power device that works underwater.


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