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5 things to know about veterans in the workforce

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There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.

Modern design defines new Portland indoor market

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An international architecture firm known for its design of the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York unveiled its plan this week for a modern indoor/outdoor food market at the foot of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland.

Marijuana law ushers in new business age

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Oregon’s new marijuana law is expected to lead to a bevy of new business opportunities for the state. And not just for growers. Law firms, HR consultants, energy efficiency companies and many others are expected to benefit from the decriminalization of pot, according to panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting on Tuesday.

5 stats about Oregon fireworks

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Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.

The 5 highest revenue-generating parks in Oregon

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In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.

Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

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The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.

6 key things to know about summer baseball in Oregon

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As temperatures in Oregon creep into the 90s this weekend, Oregonians' thoughts are turning to — summer baseball.

The Backstory: Portland Youth Builders

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As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward  housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.

Photo Log: The 2015 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

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Oregon Business celebrated the 100 Best Green Workplaces with an awards luncheon yesterday at the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.

Intrepid reporter checks out ZoomCare rebrand

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Like all good journalists, OB editorial staff typically eschew freebies. But health care costs being what they are, digital news editor Jacob Palmer couldn't resist ZoomCare's offer of a three-in-one (cleaning, exam, whitening) dental office visit, guaranteed to take no more than 57 minutes. 

Change at the pump?

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New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states in the U.S. that ban self serve gas stations. But these two holdouts may be ready to give up the game. New Jersey is considering legislation that would lift the state's ban on pumping your own gas. Oregon is considering smaller scale changes.

6 things to know about the Amtrak Cascades route

thumb3BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The recent tragedy in Philadelphia has called attention to Amtrak and the nation's woefully underfunded rail service. Here are six facts about the Amtrak Cascades corridor between Eugene and Vancouver B.C. 

Oregon businesses face destruction from future earthquake

htctthumb1BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.

Biker dreams

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation is seeking input from businesses on a $5.5 million initiative to create a network of biking, transit and pedestrian trails within Portland’s central city.

Photo Diary: Forest Grove Farmers Market

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There are more than 160 farmers markets in Oregon, contributing an estimated $50 million in sales, according to the Oregon Farmers Markets Association. We checked in on the Forest Grove market, which for several years has brought local produce and food vendors to Main Street in the center of town.

The ancient fish that stops bullets

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Hagfish may not have evolved much over the last 300 million years, but their protein-heavy slime promises advances in super-materials.

3 trends in the garden business

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Oregonians are scrambling to get their gardens in order for the summer. Here are three tips from landscaping and urban farming expert.

5 questions for Flywheel CEO Rakesh Mathur

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Portland is awash in rideshare options. We ask the head of Flywheel what sets his app apart.

5 highlights from the Angel Oregon Showcase

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The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the Oregon Angel showcase, an annual event for angel investors and early stage entrepreneurs.

6 highlights from the Craft Brewers Conference

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The 32nd annual CBC attracted a record number of attendees (11,000)  to the Oregon Convention Center.

6 development projects reshaping Bend

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Bend has reclaimed its prerecession title as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.