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Ex-Daimler worker sues, says he was mocked with bin Laden, al-Qaida ties

Ex-Daimler worker sues, says he was mocked with bin Laden, al-Qaida tiesAn Egyptian-born, former engineer for Daimler Corp., has sued the company, saying he was continually referred to as Osama bin Laden and called a member of al-Qaida, according to the Oregonian.
  • Business
  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
KGW Investigates

Where does the Portland Arts Tax go?

Where does the Portland Arts Tax go?Last year, the Arts Tax raised more than $8.6 million. So how exactly was that money spent?
  • KGW Investigates
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Business

Oregon jobless rate, 5.4 percent, lower than US rate

Oregon jobless rate, 5.4 percent, lower than US rateOregon's jobless rate has fallen below the national rate for the first time since 1996.
  • Business
  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Business

Mom praises Burgerville for giving daughter a chance

Mom praises Burgerville for giving daughter a chanceA Mom is praising Burgerville for giving her daughter with special needs a job that's changed her life.
  • Business
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
Eastern Oregon

E. Ore. derailment with hazmat cars caused by misaligned track

E. Ore. derailment with hazmat cars caused by misaligned trackOne car was carrying residual liquefied petroleum gas, and another was loaded with approximately 20,000 gallons of a compound used to make glues and sealants. No hazardous materials were leaked.
  • Eastern Oregon
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Local

Study: 5K more people survive NW tsunami if they walk faster

Study: 5K more people survive NW tsunami if they walk fasterAbout 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Business

Oregon Legislature debates minimum wage hike

Oregon Legislature debates minimum wage hikeThe Oregon Legislature is opening debate about several proposals to boost the minimum wage as high as $15 an hour.
  • Business
  • 1 week ago
Business

20% of beer sold in Ore. comes from Ore. craft brewers

20% of beer sold in Ore. comes from Ore. craft brewersSixty percent of draft beer now consumed in Oregon is craft beer. Some 13 percent of packaged beer comes from craft breweries.
  • Business
  • 1 week ago
Marijuana

Legalized marijuana creating new business in Portland

Legalized marijuana creating new business in PortlandThe legalization of marijuana is already beginning to reshape the economy in Oregon.
  • Marijuana
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Business

Portland hotels packed, charging premium prices

Portland hotels packed, charging premium pricesTry booking a room in downtown Portland lately? Business has been booming in a big way, even during the rainy season.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Consumer

In hot housing market, buyers send sellers letters, gifts

In hot housing market, buyers send sellers letters, giftsPortland's hot housing market has buyers stepping up their game, and the pressure is forcing some to get personal.
  • Consumer
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
News

Wyden, Blumenauer seek tax code change for pot businesses

Wyden, Blumenauer seek tax code change for pot businessesTwo members of Oregon's congressional delegation plan to introduce bills that would allow marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state law to take deductions on taxes like other small businesses.
  • News
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Business

Ore. defense contractor FLIR pays $9.5M fine for bribery

Ore. defense contractor FLIR pays $9.5M fine for briberyOregon-based defense contractor FLIR Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle bribery charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that involved expensive trips and gifts given to Middle Eastern government officials.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Technology

Google plans to open downtown Portland office

Google plans to open downtown Portland officeGoogle has plans to open a downtown Portland office, according to a Portland Business Journal report.
  • Technology
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Top Chef finalist schools Lake Oswego students on farm-to-table

Top Chef finalist schools Lake Oswego students on farm-to-table​Icebox watermelons, fava beans and thyme. Not what you'd expect to be used in lunches at a school cafeteria.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Business

After Port slowdowns, furniture stores buying American

After Port slowdowns, furniture stores buying AmericanWalk into any local furniture store and you'll notice a lack of imported furniture because of an ongoing labor slowdown at the Port of Portland.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Zoning approved for Portland propane pipeline

Zoning approved for Portland propane pipelineThe Portland Planning Commission endorsed a proposal that could either help the controversial North Portland propane terminal move forward, or stop it in its tracks.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Settlement in Valentines Day lawsuit against Portland cafe

Settlement in Valentines Day lawsuit against Portland cafeThe woman whose story went viral when she sued a Portland Italian restaurant, claiming the staff refused to serve her on Valentine's Day, has agreed to a settlement in the case.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Portland tomboy store Wildfang scores with Robin Lopez

Portland tomboy store Wildfang scores with Robin Lopez"Wildfang is the home of the tomboy. It's the tomboy spirit. It's about being bold, adventurous. It's about being a little cheeky," co-founder Emma McIlroy said.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Port of Portland loses major carrier Hapag-Lloyd

Port of Portland loses major carrier Hapag-LloydThe Port of Portland is losing another major container carrier, as first reported by The Oregonian.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Company offers insurance to keep gas prices down

Company offers insurance to keep gas prices downThe Energy Department announced Tuesday it's forecasting the lowest summer gas prices in about six years, around $2.45 a gallon.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Popular eatery Produce Row to reopen with new owners

Popular eatery Produce Row to reopen with new ownersA popular inner-eastside restaurant that suddenly shuttered last September will soon re-open under new ownership, according to the online forum, Portland Eater.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Education

Professional Educator Fair helps Ore. teachers find jobs

Professional Educator Fair helps Ore. teachers find jobsAn estimated 1600 teacher candidates converged at the Oregon Convention Center Tuesday for the Oregon Professional Educator Fair.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Business

Eugene's Ninkasi Brewing sent yeast into space for latest beer

Eugene's Ninkasi Brewing sent yeast into space for latest beerThe yeast made it into space, where it floated weightlessly for a few minutes before returning to earth.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

How to avoid tax return scams

How to avoid tax return scamsTax day, April 15, is coming up and the Oregon Department of Revenue officials have already spotted millions of dollars in tax fraud.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Business

Low inventory driving up home prices in Portland

Low inventory driving up home prices in PortlandFor Kristina Gerig and Robb Hunter, the home buying experience has been anything but easy.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks ago
News

New proposed special rules for Uber in Portland

New proposed special rules for Uber in PortlandUber might have to follow some new rules when it starts rolling in Portland later this month.
  • News
  • 2 weeks ago
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