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The Biggest Business Stories Of The Year

OPB |Dec. 30, 2014 12:25 p.m.

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 12:40 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:40 p.m.

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

Follow-Up On Infant Mortality Numbers In Multnomah County

OPB |Sept. 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

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 12:20 p.m.

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

Talking Business

OPB |Sept. 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, talks about some of the business stories on her radar.

Natural Grocers Coming To NE Portland Site

OPB |Aug. 29, 2014 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the head of the Portland Development Commission and others about the deal that was just announced that would bring a Natural Grocers store to a controversial development site.

County Votes For Big Intel Tax Break Package

OPB |Aug. 27, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the history leading up to the deal that just passed and what it could mean for the future of the region.

The Economics Of Legalized Marijuana

OPB |July 31, 2014 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll dig into projections for what pot would cost — and how much revenue the state would get from taxing it — if it becomes legal in Oregon.

County Vs City Laws

OPB |July 29, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Gun laws and a proposed sick leave ordinance have caused tension between counties and cities in Oregon.

Oregon Businesses Call For Action On Climate Change

OPB |July 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: More than 70 Oregon businesses are calling for the state to take action on climate change.

Taking Stock Of Gang Activity In Multnomah County

OPB |July 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Multnomah County Comprehensive Gang Assessment compiles data and anecdotal information about gang activity and prevention efforts.

Marijuana Retail Stores Open Across Washington

OPB |July 09, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We're live from Vancouver's first recreational marijuana store, Main Street Marijuana, which opens for business today.

What Will Supreme Court Decision Mean For Oregon Home Health Workers?

OPB |July 03, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear from SEIU Local 503 executive director Heather Conroy on the implications of Monday's Supreme Court decision on union dues.

Should Public Employees Be Able To Opt Out Of Union Dues?

OPB |July 02, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll find out what Monday's Supreme Court decision on union dues will mean for an ongoing debate in Oregon.

Portland Poised To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

OPB |July 01, 2014 12:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland could become one of the first major cities to create a legal framework for people who want to rent out rooms in their homes on a short-term basis.

Addressing Growing Poverty In Multnomah County

OPB |June 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A new report shows poverty in Multnomah County is growing. We'll break down the data and talk about how the county can address the issue.

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