State legislators grapple with application of new pot laws | Print |  Email

The House Speaker and Senate President stress how complicated the issue is in meeting with Statesman Journal editorial board.

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Low hops yields trigger increase in price | Print |  Email

Report suggests that the demand for hops has never been higher, but high temperatures hurt the crop's output in 2014.

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KOIN Center offices bought for $88M | Print |  Email

Real-estate company ScanlanKemperBard Companies announced the acquisition Friday.

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Innovation roundup: Microsoft's Surface Hub; 3D printing in Bend | Print |  Email

Consumers got a look at Microsoft's newest creation, designed in the company's Wilsonville office.

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Environmental impact roundup: Nestle to streamline spring water procurement | Print |  Email

Nestle looks to tap Cascade Locks; trucks deemed unfit for California environmental standards offloaded in Oregon; Whale Cove to be protected.

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Uber releases findings of commissioned survey of drivers | Print |  Email

Drivers for the ridesharing company make more on average than their counterparts who work for traditional taxi companies.

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Panel lobbies for limits on debt incurred by the state government | Print |  Email

Lawmakers will incorporate debt and bond limits in their budget-making process.

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Nike's 'Jumpman' logo at center of lawsuit | Print |  Email

The photographer who took the original photo of Michael Jordan alleges the copyright on the photo has been misused by Nike.

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Portland Meat Collective secures $150K grant | Print |  Email

Chase is giving one of its Mission Main Street Grants to a group dedicated to spreading knowledge about local butchery and meat.

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Employment Department's final 2014 report shows growth for state economy | Print |  Email

Job growth in Oregon at pre-recession heights after strong finish to the year.

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Airbnb 'disappointed' by Portland city council | Print |  Email

The council approved rules that mandate the short-term rental company disclose information about hosts.

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Tualatin tech furniture company sold after $38M year | Print |  Email

Anthro Corp. became a potential target for acquisition after its line of standing desks yielded the company a strong 2014.

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Intel wants to grow its carbon footprint | Print |  Email

The tech giant filed a new construction permit that asks for more allowable emissions of particulate matter and carbon dioxide.

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Urban benediction

Linda Baker
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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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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Farm in a Box

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.


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Fueling Up for the Climb

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY GREGG MORRIS

Rita Hansen aims to scale natural gas vehicle innovation.


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Urban renewer

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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One year after he was appointed chair of the Portland Development Commission, Tom Kelly talks about PDC's longevity, Neil Kelly's comeback and his new role as Portlandia's landlord.


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The Backstory: Portland Youth Builders

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward  housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.


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Reader Input: Fair Play

May 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation in February prompted some soul searching in this state about ethical behavior in industry and government.


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Store Bought

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened its third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; another outpost in Bend broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.


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