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The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

Will Self-Serve Gas Come to Oregon and New Jersey?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Oregon and New Jersey are considering bills that could allow some motorists to pump their own gas.

Changes For Sheltered Workshop In Baker City

OPB | May 12, 2015

After July 1st, Step Forward Activities will no longer receive state funds for new employees with disabilities.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

State Supreme Court Partially Overturns PERS Reform

OPB | April 30, 2015

The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.

Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

OPB | April 30, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has split Oregon's congressional delegation. We'll talk with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer about why they believe in the controversial international trade agreement.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz On Inequality

OPB | April 30, 2015

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz's new book is "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies And What We Can Do About Them."

OSU Water Conflict Negotiator Wins Prize

OPB | April 27, 2015

Aaron Wolf, professor of geography at Oregon State University, won a Heinz award last week for his work as a water resources conflict negotiator.

Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | April 21, 2015

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

Gov. Brown Delivers State Of The State Address

OPB | April 17, 2015

We broadcast Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's State of the State speech and get analysis from OPB reporter Chris Lehman and this week's news roundtable.

Talking Business

OPB | April 13, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

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.

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.

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.