Must Reads

Environmental groups hold Kitzhaber to GMO promise

Environmental groups say they’ll hold Gov. John Kitzhaber to promises he made about who should regulate genetically modified crops.

Nike partners with Silicon Valley robotics startup

Nike is taking a minority investment in the Santa Clara, Calif.-based Grabit, Inc., a robotics startup.

Oregon awash in private equity money

Oregon's share of West Coast private equity deals jumped 4 percentage points last year.

BPA denies connection to report critical of hiring audit

The Bonneville Power Administration said Monday that its executives did not commission a contractor's report criticizing a recent audit of the agency's hiring practices.

Coast leaders call for state aid

On a tour of the coast, state legislators heard plans for expanding Astoria’s port capabilities, and discussed dredging and Warrenton’s levee system.

Portland public schools to hire more employees

Portland Public Schools plans on adding 30 full-time teaching positions and 68 part-time classified employee positions this year.

Health alert issued for chicken sold in Oregon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday issued a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people fell ill.