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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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A new report highlights how Oregon bankers are giving back to their communities.
Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
Like the advent of the locomotive, the cloud creates business opportunities that simply weren’t possible before now. Get up to speed fast in May at an exciting cloud-empowered Portland event.
Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.
The Commission helps to advance the professionalism, equality and efficiency of Oregon's judicial branch of government.