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As furor builds over the behavior of state Treasury investors, state senator Rick Metsger is calling for extensive reforms.
Metsger, who is running to become Oregon's next treasurer, told the Oregonian he wants to reform the state's travel and ethics laws. His opponent, interim treasurer Ted Wheeler, cautioned that complex changes should not be rushed through.
Both candidates are responding to a public records investigation by Oregonian reporters Les Zaitz and Ted Sickinger.
Read the latest at Oregon Live.
Two of the nation's largest land-line telecom companies are merging to streamline operations.
Both companies have been weakened by the rise in popularity of the mobile phone.
Read more at Oregon Live.
It's Sat Kartar S. Bird's word against Karam Singh Khalsa's as the Soothing Touch body care company goes after the Golden Temple natural foods empire for alleged fraud.
Golden Temple is also facing legal challenges in two Oregon counties and in California.
Read more at the Register-Guard.
The Port of Astoria and Westerlund Log Handlers are closing in on an agreement to develop a log export facility at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Local businesses and residents have criticized the plan, which would create local jobs but shift the milling of Northwest timber from Oregon to Asia, cutting labor costs.
Read Cassandra Profita's full report at the Daily Astorian.
Cancer researcher Brian Druker is Portland's new "first citizen," the latest of many awards for the head of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute.
Druker was the lead researcher in developing the drug Gleevec, which has saved countless lives over the past decade.
Read more at Oregon Live.
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Oregon-based Environments helps companies create inspired workspaces. “Simply put, we help companies future-proof their workspaces,” says Chris Corrado, president. Since 1988,Environments has witnessed firsthand the changing landscape of business. Native Portlander and Environments founder Corrado says, “We help our clients navigate the complex realities of the workplace today and plan for their future in a very mindful, strategic way. We think of ourselves as their partners in the process.”
One hundred years ago, the Willamette River might easily have been mistaken for a sewer. Unchecked industrial activity and decades of pollution made it unrecognizable compared to the clean river that now flows north for 187 miles from Eugene through the center of Portland.
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) will be presenting its third annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Friday, June 5 at Castaway in Portland, Oregon.
On June 13th Mayor Charlie Hales will attend nonprofit organization Dream Change’s inaugural Love Summit and will introduce one of its keynote speakers, Dan Wieden of Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency.
34 spots for food, 17 places to sip, and 7 sites to choose a brew beckon visitors.