TriMet reports increase in bus riders, drop for trains | Print |  Email

The public transportation system for Portland said the expansion in service aided bus-usage in the fall quarter.

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Sen. Merkley promises to propose legislation for LGBT protection | Print |  Email

The Democrat from Oregon said he will push the Equality Act of 2015 when Congress returns from recess.

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Uber accepts Portland's deal; Airbnb rebuffs regulation | Print |  Email

The ridesharing app agreed to stop illegally operating in Portland, while the homesharing app resists giving the city the name of its hosts.

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Novick declares 'gut check' time for Portland street fund | Print |  Email

Voting on the $43.8 million tax proposal has been delayed until mid-January.

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Navy orders three drone systems from Insitu | Print |  Email

The contract is worth roughly $41 million, according to the Pentagon.

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Inspector: Jordan Cove LNG-terminal site could contain contaminated soil | Print |  Email

A whistleblower suggested that project engineers were possibly withholding information about soil issues at the Coos Bay site.

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Terms of Heathman Hotel deal released | Print |  Email

The Maryland company, LaSalle Hotel Properties, reportedly paid $64.3 million for the property.

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Heathman Hotel experiences management shakeup after apparent sale | Print |  Email

A Maryland affiliate of LaSalle Hotel Properties has reportedly purchased the downtown Portland holding.

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Goldman Sachs analyst's vote of confidence aids Columbia Sportswear | Print |  Email

The company saw its shares soar Wednesday after Lindsay Drucker Mann said it had sustainable 'momentum.'

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New era of relations with Cuba should allow for more Oregon fruit exports | Print |  Email

Consumers may have to wait for an act of Congress to be allowed to easily procure Cuba's famous cigars and rum.

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State lawmakers to look to clarify recreational pot rules | Print |  Email

A committee of Senate and House members want to establish clarity surrounding Measure 91's taxation and how its passage affects medical marijuana rules.

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RAIN Eugene seeks another class of startups | Print |  Email

The organization dedicated to educating and aiding young entrepreneurs in the southern Willamette Valley is looking for more businesses.

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Free Falling | Print |  Email
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The implosion of the energy complex: The best thing for low oil prices is low oil prices.

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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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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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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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Reader Input: Energy Overload

June 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We asked readers to weigh in on the fossil fuel-green energy equation.


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Marijuana law ushers in new business age

The Latest
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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Quake as metaphor

Linda Baker
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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The Big One serves as an allegory for Portland, a city that earns plaudits for lifestyle and amenities but whose infrastructure is, literally, crumbling.


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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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