Must Reads

Energy roundup: Ex-transportation chairwoman claims wrongful termination

Former Transportation chairwoman claims wrongful termination for turning down coal money; Keystone XL pipeline protest planned in Salem; stage set for public comments on propane plant.

Portland to resolve street fee, issues with Airbnb

Portland City Council roundup: Street fee, short-term rentals once again on the docket.

Leaders focus on closing urban/rural gap; cranberry grower sued

Leaders clarify plan to help struggling economies; Coos County cranberry producers accused of running "shell game" to avoid paying debts.

Colorado company invests in Lakeview for alternative energy project

Small town in Southern Oregon to be site of $200M project that aims to turn forestry waste into jet fuel.

Weyerhaeuser blames port slowdowns for layoffs

Company says employees will be out of work until the mills are back in use.

Taxi companies in Portland unite in stand against Uber

Five cab companies have formed a group to argue the ridesharing app needs to adhere to the same regulations as licensed taxis.

The Oregonian sets business-focused editorial agenda

Economic sustainability of Portland, small businesses, rural Oregon headline newspaper's focus.