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New Washington Casino Expected To Impact Oregon's Bottom Line

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The new Cowlitz mega-casino is expect to have a big impact on Oregon gaming revenue.

Life As A Driver

OPB | March 13, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland cab driver and an Uber driver discuss their experiences in the transportation industry.

Portland Isn't As Young Or Underemployed As You've Heard

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: A new report from the city economist provides a surprising contradiction to the narrative that Portland is a place for young people to retire.

Hanjin Shipping Company Pulling Out Of Port of Portland

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: South Korean shipping company Hanjin accounts for a large percentage of business at the Port of Portland, and now the company says it's taking that business elsewhere. 

Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.

Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: A new crowd-funding law will let anyone become an investor in an Oregon startup or expanding business.

Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

Branding PDX: The Carpet, The Cuckoo Clock, Food Carts & More

OPB | Jan. 16, 2015

FRIDAY: We'll be live from PDX to talk about the restaurants and other vendors at the Portland airport, what's behind the #pdxcarpet phenomenon & more.

Who Owns A Human Genome?

OPB | Jan. 13, 2015

TUESDAY: Has the technology that enables us to sequence the human genome outpaced our ability to regulate data and protect individual privacy?

Genomics: The Slow Revolution

OPB | Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: Many of the predictions of personalized medicine have fallen flat since the human genome was sequenced in 2003. Are we really on the dawn of a new era in health care?

Portlanders Will Vote On Options For Street Fee

OPB | Jan. 08, 2015

THURSDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give voters choices on how to raise funds for street repair and maintenance.

Oregon Business Leaders Set 2015 Agenda

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: The 12th annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit convenes Tuesday to discuss priorities and policy proposals for 2015.

The Biggest Business Stories Of The Year

OPB | Dec. 30, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland Business Journal editor Suzanne Stevens and Oregonian business editor Scott Nelson look back at some of the big business stories of 2014.

Oregon Could Become The Napa Valley Of Truffles

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The state is becoming increasingly known for growing this underground fungal delicacy. It's not unusual for truffles to sell for $3000 per pound and more.

Gentrification Is Recontexualized In New Poverty Report

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014

TUESDAY: A new report out by economist Joe Cortright suggests that persistent poverty, rather than gentrification, is the biggest urban challenge.

City Rolls Out The Latest Portland Street Fee Plan

OPB | Nov. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick, and critics of the latest version of the plan to pay for repairs and maintenance of city roads.

Minor Party Candidates For Governor Tackle The Issues

OPB | Oct. 17, 2014

FRIDAY: We sit down with candidates from the Pacific Green, Libertarian, Progressive, and Constitution parties.

The Changing Landscape of Beekeeping In Portland

OPB | Oct. 01, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Multnomah County is reevaluating the way it enforces backyard beekeepers.

Follow-Up On Infant Mortality Numbers In Multnomah County

OPB | Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll dig into the policy implications of the data we heard about last week, specifically the racial disparity in infant mortality rates. 

New Infant Mortality Numbers Show Growing Racial Disparity

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: New infant mortality data from Multnomah County show an increasing disparity between white women and women of color.