The week journalism died

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Linda Baker
Sunday, February 15, 2015
deadjournalismthumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

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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Linda Baker
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
012815-potcarbon-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

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

 

A legislative preview — and celebration

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Linda Baker
Friday, January 23, 2015
012315-speaker-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

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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Linda Baker
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
0121-skiway-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

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

 

Innovation: a critique

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1008 innovation thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.

 

South Waterfront's revenge

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Linda Baker
Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?

 

The Scott Kveton affair

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Linda Baker
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.

 

OregonBusiness.com ramps up

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Linda Baker
Thursday, October 24, 2013
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

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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

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Linda Baker
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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

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Linda Baker
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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.

 

 

 
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