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Business

West Coast, Portland ports bustling again after labor deal

West Coast, Portland ports bustling again after labor dealNearly all West Coast seaports began the week with dockworkers hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long labor-management dispute.
  • Business
  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
Marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuanaSmoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.
  • Marijuana
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Business

AAA: Average price of gasoline in Oregon $2.47

AAA: Average price of gasoline in Oregon $2.47The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $2.47.
  • Business
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Business

2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract

2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contractNegotiators have agreed to a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that has snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.
  • Business
  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
Business

IOC forces Olympic Provisions to change its name

IOC forces Olympic Provisions to change its nameThe famous Portland-based restaurant and charcuterie company Olympic Provisions has changed its name to Olympia Provisions in order to appease the International Olympic Committee, an employee confirmed.
  • Business
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Local

NW earthquake early warning system launches

NW earthquake early warning system launchesThe next time an earthquake hits the Pacific Northwest, a handful of computers in offices across the region will have access to software that will send out an alarm seconds to minutes before the shaking begins.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
Business

Economists project 'kicker' rebates for Oregonians

Economists project 'kicker' rebates for OregoniansState economists are predicting that Oregon taxpayers will receive "kicker" income tax rebates.
  • Business
  • 1 week ago
KGW Investigates

Pink tax: Why are women's products more expensive?

Pink tax: Why are women's products more expensive?Everyday products often cost more if they're marketed to women. KGW investigates the so-called "Pink Tax" and why men aren't hit with the same markup.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 1 week ago
Vancouver

Gorge residents discuss oil train terminal risks

Gorge residents discuss oil train terminal risksEvery day 19 oil car trains, very much like the one that derailed in West Virginia, rumble down the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Transition from Kitzhaber to Brown speeds ahead

Transition from Kitzhaber to Brown speeds aheadKate Brown's spokesman, Tony Green, said Monday was a day of transitioning and could not identify Brown's replacement.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Vancouver

Columbia Gorge wind farms could store power in reservoir

Columbia Gorge wind farms could store power in reservoirA small utility at Goldendale plans a $2.5 billion water reservoir system as a way to store energy generated by Columbia River Gorge wind farms.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Business

FAA unveils drone rules; Obama orders policy for agencies

FAA unveils drone rules; Obama orders policy for agenciesThe Federal Aviation Administration released Sunday its long-awaited proposal for governing small commercial drones, setting a plan for remote-controlled aircraft to share the skies with passenger planes.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Southern Oregon

Mt. Ashland gets dose of snow, ski resort reopens

Mt. Ashland gets dose of snow, ski resort reopensThis year, Mount Ashland opened Dec. 19 and closed the next day. Then it saw 11 inches of snow on Christmas Eve and reopened until Jan. 12, when it shut down and laid off all but five of its 139 employees.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Business

US labor official looks to untangle West Coast port dispute

US labor official looks to untangle West Coast port disputeU.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is meeting in San Francisco Tuesday with negotiators in an attempt to resolve a dispute that that all but shut down West Coast seaports over the holiday weekend.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Business

Air Jordan designers Tinker Hatfield, Howard White reflect on brand

Air Jordan designers Tinker Hatfield, Howard White reflect on brandNike vice president of creative concepts Tinker Hatfield and vice president of the Jordan brand Howard White reflect on the creative process to create an annual Air Jordan shoe more appeal than the prior version.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks ago
Business

Retailers fret as products languish on ships, docks at ports

Retailers fret as products languish on ships, docks at portsThe critical gateways for international trade have become more like parking lots for massive cargo ships that haul a you-name-it selection of consumer goods made in Asia and return there with U.S. exports.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks ago
KGW Investigates

Recall histories not always evident at used car lots

Recall histories not always evident at used car lotsMore than 33,000 cars and trucks that had active government recalls were up for sale in Oregon last year.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 2 weeks ago
Vancouver

Colo. rec pot tax revenue $44M; less than expected

Colo. rec pot tax revenue $44M; less than expectedColorado finally learned Tuesday how much tax revenue it collected from recreational marijuana in the first year of sales, and the haul was below estimates - about $44 million.
  • Vancouver
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Business

Port's largest container carrier Hanjin leaving Portland

Port's largest container carrier Hanjin leaving PortlandPort of Portland officials say a South Korean shipping company that is the port's largest container carrier will be terminating its service with the city, but will continue to use rail and truck transportation.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Features

10 things to do WHEN you win the lottery

10 things to do WHEN you win the lotteryThe last time Powerball grew nearly so large was February 2014. Because of strong sales, lottery officials Tuesday raised the estimated jackpot from $450 million to $485 million.
  • Features
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Washington has more pot than it can smoke

Washington has more pot than it can smokeSupply is outstripping demand in the unlikeliest place—legal recreational marijuana in the state of Washington.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

POLL: What's the first thing you'll do if you win the Powerball jackpot?

POLL: What's the first thing you'll do if you win the Powerball jackpot?Answer this: What's the first thing you'll do if you win tonight's Powerball jackpot of $500 million?
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Olympics

Vibram illegally used Olympian Bikila's name, Tigard son says

Vibram illegally used Olympian Bikila's name, Tigard son saysThe family of an Ethiopian runner who famously won an Olympic marathon barefoot is suing Vibram, the maker of a popular line of minimalist running shoes, saying it used his name without permission.
  • Olympics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Vancouver

Family of Longview couple sues N.C. hotel over monoxide death

Family of Longview couple sues N.C. hotel over monoxide deathThe lawsuit outlines a series of equipment failures and human errors that directly created the conditions, which caused Daryl and Shirley Jenkins' deaths.
  • Vancouver
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Willamette Valley

Eugene says Uber must follow traditional taxi rules

Eugene says Uber must follow traditional taxi rulesThe Eugene City Council says while Uber may be a new type of ride service, it should comply with the same rules as traditional taxi companies.
  • Willamette Valley
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Business

Ore. & Wash. RadioShack stores closing in bankruptcy

Ore. & Wash. RadioShack stores closing in bankruptcyElectronics retailer RadioShack will be closing more than 1,700 of its stores, including many in Oregon.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Money

Average price of gasoline in Oregon climbs to $2.24

Average price of gasoline in Oregon climbs to $2.24The AAA auto club reports gasoline prices in Oregon are rising.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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