Linda Baker

The week journalism died

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As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.

LEED for weed

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What is the impact of the legal pot industry on carbon emissions?

A legislative preview — and celebration

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The Northwest Environmental Business Council previews the 2015 legislative agenda as Hatch Oregon celebrates Oregon's new community crowdfunding rules.

Ski traffic

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A place-based multimodal transportation plan for Mt. Hood is long overdue.

OregonBusiness.com ramps up

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

10.25.13 Thumbnail WebsiteWe unveil a new blog network, featuring original reporting and analysis by journalists and subject experts. Other mobile and digital initiatives are underway.

 

It's not easy judging green

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

05.30.13 Thumbnail GreenPressShould a property manager linked to a massive, pesticide-induced bumblebee die-off make our list of the state’s best green companies to work for?  What about a law firm working on behalf of the coal industry?

 

Kate Brown ramps up small business

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

06.13.13 Thumbnail KTBOregon's Secretary of State weighs in on “a pile of small business bills,” the advantages of helming an administerial rather than enforcement agency and the state's business-friendly ranking.

 

Expanding universe

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

05.28.13 Thumbnail TomWyattThe recession took a toll on Knowledge Universe-US, the largest private provider of child care in the country. A new CEO aims to turn things around.

 

 

Green energy gives way to push button technology

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Thumbnail Update Urban Airship is moving into the Vestas building.

 

 

The 2013 100 Best Companies are announced

BY LINDA BAKER | OREGON BUSINESS EDITOR

0313 Cover ThumbnailThe 20th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center. There were 273 companies participating in this year’s 100 Best survey, which analyzes Oregon companies’ best practices toward creating great places to work. This year, almost 14,000 Oregon employees completed the survey.

Business accelerator mini-boom continues

BY LINDA BAKER | OREGON BUSINESS EDITOR

01.24.13 Thumbnail MentorNew business accelerators sprout, underscoring their importance to the entrepreneurial ecosystem while raising questions about incubator success rates.