Gov. Brown wraps up first week in office | Print |  Email

Kate Brown holds first press conference, intends on sticking with current agency heads; easier voter registration law heads to Senate.

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Northwest to be hit hard by climate change, scientists predict | Print |  Email

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ROUNDUP: Ocean acidification could disproportionately affect region; oil, ethanol trains expected to derail 10 times a year; Ashland prepares for fiery summer.

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Portland-based ChickTech launches national campaign | Print |  Email

The group's leaders said their goal is to raise $15,000 using the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

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Cycle Oregon commits just shy of $70k to rural communities | Print |  Email

The fund has granted a total of $1.6 million for projects throughout the state.

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Central Oregon tourism agency: Weather not hurting us | Print |  Email

Visitors still frequenting the region — but not necessarily for winter activities.

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Citing 'major turnaround,' ESI suspends dividend | Print |  Email

Former Tektronix chief executive will step in as chairman of the board.

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Urban Airship's total funding grows to $67.6M after securing $9M investment | Print |  Email

Marketing startup has raised $21 million in its series D funding round, which started in October.

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Hillsboro agency: No problem making beer from wastewater | Print |  Email

BREWERY ROUNDUP: Clean Water Services uses "reclaimed water" to make beer; Eugene-based Ninkasi expands; Breakside, Hopworks head to Iceland.

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Oregon taxpayers could get a kicker as state revenue exceeds expectations | Print |  Email

An improved revenue stream for the state could allow a refund that comes in the form of a tax credit.

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Senate votes to end Cover Oregon | Print |  Email

The Department of Consumer Business Services would absorb the state's failed insurance exchange.

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Portland-based women's apparel startup reaches $50k Kickstarter benchmark | Print |  Email

Society Nine, which makes products for women in mixed martial arts, reached its goal by securing donations from 548 backers.

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TriMet announces plans for $1.6M of improvements | Print |  Email

The public transit provider announced 18 bus lines will be adjusted in hopes of decreasing crowding and delays.

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Zillow: Racial divide in US housing 'largely unchanged for more than a century' | Print |  Email

Study finds whites own houses at 28 more percentage points than blacks in 1900, 2014.

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Urban benediction

Linda Baker
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
072215 THUMB Credit-PontificalAcademyofSciencesBY LINDA BAKER

Charlie Hales has long viewed sound urban planning as the route to salvation: social, economic and environmental. This week, the mayor's city design philosophy got the nod of approval from a bona fide spiritual authority, Pope Francis.


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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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Downtime with Debra Ringold

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University


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Balancing Act

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY DAN COOK

The Affordable Care Act has triggered a rush on health care plan redesign, a process fraught with hidden costs and consequences.


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Reader Input: Rx for Health Care

July/August 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We asked readers how Obamacare has impacted their business.


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Photo Log: Shooting 10 innovators in rural health care

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Monday, August 03, 2015
007blogBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

You may have noticed the photos of our rural health innovators departed from the typical Oregon Business aesthetic.


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Reader Input: Road Work

March 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.

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Reader comments:

"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."

"This has been used in Oregon since the mid-1800s. It is not a new financing method. This form of financing may help Oregon close its infrastructure deficit by leveraging funds."


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