Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.
MONDAY: Investors are weighing the risks and benefits of backing the burgeoning medical and recreational pot markets.
THURSDAY: 871 wage theft claims were filed in Oregon between July 2012 and June 2013, with a disproportionate number from the restaurant and construction industries.
Arts | local | Family | Business | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 10, 2014 12:40 p.m.
MONDAY: The recent closure of the Backspace coffee shop and all-ages venue, in Northwest Portland, points to a bigger question: how can clubs allow access to underage patrons while staying financially viable?
Science | Energy | World | Business | Politics | Technology | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost.