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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The Dalles Rep: Avoid 'knee-jerk' bills in wake of Kitzhaber scandal | Print |  Email

Republican won't support legislation that doesn't address specific issues. 

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Portland approves $15 an hour minimum wage for city workers | Print |  Email

City Council roundup: Full-time workers, contractors get a raise; demolition reform passes; Uber's coming, ready or not.

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Brown as governor elicits praise, apprehension | Print |  Email

Democratic leaders excited for Brown, as Republicans worry new governor will sidestep rural Oregon

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Southern Oregon timber tract yields $855M in sale | Print |  Email

A Singapore-based investor bought 197,000 acres in Oregon's High Desert.

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Feds slowly intervene on West Coast port strife | Print |  Email

Local, state and national leaders are calling for an end to the labor breakdown.

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How the FAA's proposed drone rules affect business | Print |  Email

Realtors expected to utilize technology while entrepreneurs may have to bide their time.

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Portland closes in on $15 an hour minimum wage for city employees | Print |  Email

The city council will vote on the measure Wednesday.

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What was in the emails Kitzhaber wanted destroyed? | Print |  Email

The Willamette Week obtained messages the former governor wanted deleted.

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Big Trouble in China?

Guest Blog
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
0818-wellmanthumbBY JASON NORRIS | CFA

Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced they were going to devalue their currency, the Renminbi. While the amount of the targeted change was to be roughly 2 percent, investors read a lot more into the move. The Renminbi had been gradually appreciating against the U.S. dollar (see chart) as to attempt to alleviate concerns of being labeled a currency manipulator.


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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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Greenpeace (temporarily) prevents Shell oil ship from leaving Portland

The Latest
Thursday, July 30, 2015
hangersBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Greenpeace activists suspended themselves from the St. John's Bridge in an attempt to prevent a ship from heading to the Arctic.


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Child care challenge

News
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
0927OHSUhealthystarts-thumbBY KIM MOORE AND LINDA BAKER

Child care in Oregon is expensive and hard to find. We delved into the numbers and talked to a few executives and managers about day care costs, accessibility and work-life balance.


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Department of Self-Promotion

Linda Baker
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


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Photo log: Murray's Pharmacy

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Friday, July 17, 2015
OBM-Heppner-Kaplan thumbBY JASON KAPLAN

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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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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