Umatilla chemical depot to become business center

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The federal government is preparing to transfer its more than 9,000 acres to local control, and businesses could be recruited by 2014.

 

New bill addresses Marion County health care dispute

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Arguments over Oregon Health Plan money in Marion County has come to the Legislature in the form of HB 3309.

 

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici to promote U.S. manufacturing

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The Oregon Democrat is meeting Monday morning with the owner of a maker of sports bras, in part to draw attention to bills Bonamici says would promote U.S.-based manufacturing.

 

"Tech4Change" awards Ecovaluate grand prize

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The weekend's startup event presented by Mercy Corps and Seattle-based Startup Weekend attracted 70 participants, including one from Egypt.

 

UO to break ground on $50 rec facility

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Students approved a $50 million expansion of the Student Recreation Center, to break ground in July.

 

Salem may give rehab center tax break

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Backers of a proposed medical rehabilitation center have asked the city for a 10-year waiver on property taxes.

 

Cannon Beach weighs land purchase

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City officials consider buying 55 acres above tsunami zone for school, emergency shelters.

 
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Three problems with Obama's immigration order

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By now, anyone who knows about it has a position on President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The executive order is the outcome of failed attempts at getting a bill through the normal legislative process. Both Obama and his predecessor came close, but not close enough since the process broke down multiple times.


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Editor's Letter: Power Play

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There’s a fascinating article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review about a profound power shift taking place in business and society. It’s a long read, but the gist revolves around the tension between “old power” and “new power” as a driver of transformation. Here’s an excerpt:

Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

The authors, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, don’t necessarily favor one form of power over another but merely outline how power is transitioning, and how companies can take advantage of these changes to strengthen their positions in the marketplace. 

Our Powerbook issue might be viewed as a case study in the new-power transition. This annual book of lists provides information on leading businesses, nonprofits and universities in the state. Most of the featured companies are entrenched power players now pursuing more flexible and less hierarchical approaches to doing business. Law firms, for example, are adopting new technologies and fee structures to make legal services more accessible and affordable.

This month we also take a look at a controversial new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to disclose the median pay of workers, as well as the ratio between CEO and median-worker pay. 

Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the rule will compel public companies to be more open about employee compensation, with the assumption that greater transparency will improve corporate performance and, perhaps, help address one of the major challenges of our time: income inequality.

New power is not only about strategy and tactics, the Harvard Business Review authors say. “The ultimate questions are ethical. The big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems.”

That sounds like a call to arms. Or a New Year’s resolution. Old power or new, the goals are the same: to be a force for positive change in the world. Happy 2015!

— Linda


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On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


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