Must Reads

Legal pot initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

Voters will decide this November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 and older.

ESCO prepares to shut down production line

The Portland-based manufacturer will lay off as many as 70 workers this year when it shutters its aging production line.

Old investor will finance SoloPower restart

SoloPower Systems' main private backer, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, is leading a "substantial" funding round to restart production in Portland.

Reser's new Hillsboro facility approved by city planners

The Hillsboro planning director has approved Reser's Fine Foods' development plans for a $18 million, 306,000-square-foot facility.

Growing investment group opens in Portland

Massachusetts-based Meketa Investment Group, a consulting and advisory firm, has opened a new office.

Governor candidates jab during first joint appearance

Gov. John Kitzhaber and rival Dennis Richardson have laid out their differences for the upcoming fall campaign.

Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away

Atiyeh guided Oregon through the deep recession of the early 1980s; he died of kidney failure at the age of 91.