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Vestas wants to take wind power global | Print |  Email

Vestas announced a new program to bring wind-powered electricity to rural areas in developing nations.

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Wyden bill would boost logging | Print |  Email

Sen. Ron Wyden wants to boost logging on federal lands to help struggling timber counties.

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Morning after pill doesn't work for women over 176 lbs. | Print |  Email

Mother Jones: European-made Norlevo, an emergency contraceptive identical to Plan B, is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds, and loses effectiveness at 165 pounds.

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Ski season off to slow start | Print |  Email

The ski and snowboard season is getting underway at Mount Bachelor and Mount Hood, but powder is still scarce.

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PERS unfunded liability drops | Print |  Email

PERS unfunded liability dropped from $14 billion a year ago to $11 billion.

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Oregon driver's licenses need revamp | Print |  Email

Oregon must spend $16.3 million in six years to improve driver's licenses or the federal government could stop recognizing them as identification documents.

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Three ways to be nicer to your future self | Print |  Email
BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

11.22.13 Thumbnail FutureSelfHave you noticed how different your future self is, from yourself today? My future self, apparently, has lots of free time. He has money. He’s very decisive. He goes to the gym with the regularity of a metronome. His self-control is a thing of legend. Or would be, if he existed. Future-me’s only weakness is on-time performance — he still hasn’t shown up. All his work keeps showing up on my desk each morning. Current-me needs a new strategy.

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New taxes might trigger kicker refunds | Print |  Email

New Oregon taxes might trigger kicker refunds for the first time since 2007.

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Lawsuits hit Evergreen International Airlines | Print |  Email

Numerous companies are suing Evergreen International Airlines.

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Pronghorn announces $20M expansion | Print |  Email

Pronghorn plans a 105-room, $20 million expansion in Central Oregon.

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A spark to light Oregon’s employment engine | Print |  Email
BY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

11.21.13 Thumbnail WorkersRight-to-work policies liberalize labor market conditions by loosening some of the most restrictive features of labor legislation enacted during the Great Depression. In Oregon, the Public Employee Choice Act would provide right-to-work protections to public employees.

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Oregon farmers aren't excited about hemp | Print |  Email

Activists are happy about the prospect of growing industrial hemp in Oregon, but local farmers aren't as excited.

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Evergreen selling off farmland | Print |  Email

The founder of Evergreen International Aviation has been selling off hundreds of acres of farmland.

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What I'm Reading

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014

The CEO of Axiom EPM, Peri Pierone, and the co-founder of McMenamins, Mike McMenamin, share their recent reads.


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Beyond cheese

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT

Tillamook expands its tourism niche.


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Understanding Oregon medical marijuana dispensary tenants

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Friday, June 13, 2014
061314 thumb grassrentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST BLOGGER

This article summarizes the key considerations a building owner must keep in mind when thinking about leasing to a medical marijuana dispensary.


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Downtime with Doug Gastich

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

How the president of BlueVolt spends his free time.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex fast changing business environment. 

Update: We checked in with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who offers his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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