Portland mayor, representative propose measures in response to legal weed | Print |  Email

Charlie Hales asks for $440,000 for a permitting program; Rep. Lew Frederick aims to alter sentences for pot offenders.

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Gov. Brown intends to alter small-business regulations | Print |  Email

The new governor said she aims to bolster rural Oregon's economy by improving regulatory climate for small businesses.

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Uber testimony highlights rift between the rideshare startup, Portland cab companies | Print |  Email

Taxi companies insist rideshare companies follow same rules, while Uber says innovation is being stifled.

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Travel Portland reports $4.6B in tourism dollars in 2014 | Print |  Email

The Rose City has experienced four-straight years of growth in the tourism industry.

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Scope of Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation widens | Print |  Email

State's chief operating officer says he was interviewed by the IRS and FBI.

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Oregon congressmen on opposing sides of net neutrality issue | Print |  Email

Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Greg Walden each stake claim in contentious debate ahead of FCC's vote.

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Port of Portland bucks national trend, keeps labor fight alive | Print |  Email

While the rest of the West Coast gets back to work,  labor strife at Terminal 6 endures.

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Coast Guard, Oregon coast groups sustain court fight over helicopter base | Print |  Email

The court fight continues as both sides of the case file opposing motions.

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Lawyer: 'Portland has no realistic chance of getting the NBA All-Star Game' | Print |  Email

An attorney representing a downtown hoteliers group says public funding for the convention center hotel is not a factor in Portland hosting the NBA's marquee midseason event.

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Erickson posts losses in 2014 due to poor 4Q | Print |  Email

The aviation company announced fourth-quarter losses of $2.5 million.

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Discredited anti-vaccination doctor's testimony canceled | Print |  Email

Oregon lawmakers rescind invitation to researcher who promoted a fallacious vaccine-autism link.

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Think tank: We're in the midst of an urban economic boom | Print |  Email

A report released by City Observatory finds that the jobs are increasingly moving to the inner city.

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After settling with six workers, Daimler sued by four African Americans for racial discrimination | Print |  Email

Two current and two former employees seek a total of $9.5 million in damages one month after the company agreed to a record settlement for similar allegations.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

smugglespearsthumbRenee Spears, founder and owner of Portland-based Rose City Mortgage, is hot to trot to sell pot.


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Bendafornia: What’s driving the Northern California migration?

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A huge migration from Northern California has contributed to average 16% growth per year since 1990.


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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: Murray's Pharmacy

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Photographer Jason Kaplan takes a look at Murray's Pharmacy in Heppner.  The family owned business is run by John and Ann Murray, who were featured in our July/August cover story: 10 Innovators in Rural Health Care.


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Business partnerships: taming the three-headed monster

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Monday, July 06, 2015
070615-businessmarriagefail-thumbBY KATHERINE HEEKIN | OB GUEST COLUMNIST

Picking a business partner is not much different than choosing a spouse or life partner, and the business break-up can be as heart-wrenching and costly as divorce.


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Downtime with Jill Nelson

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Live, Work, Play wit the CEO of Ruby Receptionists.


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Storyteller in Chief: Power Player

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY LINDA WESTON

In 1996, after a 17-year career in the destination marketing industry, where I gained national standing as the CEO of the Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County, I was recruited by the founders of a new professional basketball league for women. The American Basketball League (ABL) hoped to leverage the success of the 1996 USA women’s national team at the Atlanta Olympics — much like USA Soccer is now leveraging the U.S. Women’s National Team’s victory in the World Cup. The ABL wanted a team in Portland, and they wanted me to be its general manager.


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