Oregon Business


Debi Coleman, a Pioneer of Oregon’s Tech Industry, Dies at Age 69

Debi Coleman, who played an important role in the early years of Apple Computer, has died at age 69. Coleman, who graduated from Brown University and got an MBA from Stanford, worked on Apple’s original Macintosh team and rose to serve as the company’s chief financial officer and later, vice president of information systems and technology.

Debi Coleman, who contributed heavily to Oregon's tech sector growth, dies at age 69

Debi Coleman, who became one of the Portland tech sector's best-known and most-respected investors, has died. Coleman died at home Thursday, according to a remembrance issued by the Oregon Business Council, Oregon Business & Industry and the Technology Association of Oregon. TAO had just honored Coleman in September with the group's Lifetime Achievement Award.

An Oregon county just declared a state of emergency over illegal weed farms

I used to think that legalizing weed would address problems in both the social justice and climate change arenas. At least for now, that’s just not the case. Even though weed is legal in Oregon, a county in that state just declared a state of emergency because illegal cannabis farms are sucking up all the groundwater and exploiting workers, according to CBS.

Portland State makes history by prepping Oregon's first satellite for launch

PORTLAND, Ore. — After months of research, testing and development, students from Portland State University (PSU) completed work on Oregon's first satellite set to blast off from the surface of the planet in January of 2022. "It's very exciting," PSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Adjunct Faculty Member Andrew Greenberg said....

Feds Will Select Site of Wind Farm Off Oregon’s Coast by Next Summer

On Oct. 13, the Biden administration announced plans for seven offshore wind farms along much of the nation’s coastline—including one in the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast. President Joe Biden intends to use wind turbines floating along the coastline to generate enough electricity to power over 10 million homes,...

Oregon’s First Renewable Diesel Dispenser Open to the Public

As part of its continuing commitment to provide sustainable products to its customers, Carson, a leading fuel provider in Oregon, has installed Oregon’s first publicly available renewable diesel pump at the Quickway Market in Bend. Matthew Benz, Carson’s vice president of Sales and Operations, describes the driving forces behind the...

High Desert Food Trail highlights Central Oregon agriculture

BEND, Ore. — A new self-guided tour through the farmland of Central Oregon will allow participants to enjoy the food produced in the region. The High Desert Food Trail, which launched Oct. 15, takes people on a tour of 45 different stops through Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. The stops...

3 Bedroom Home in Oregon - $639,900

Showings start Oct. 15th. One-of-a-kind home on picturesque wooded lot in Ravenoaks neighborhood with Oregon Schools. Distinctive modern interior/exterior created by Zingg Design features an amazing layout that showcases the surrounding beauty of the outdoors from every window. Chefs will love the kitchen with tons of storage, gas cooktop, wall ovens and wine fridge. Vaulted ceilings & custom touches in the living room with gas fireplace. Primary suite & lofted office space occupy the entire 2nd floor w/2 walk-in closets. 2nd & 3rd bedrooms are on main floor near bonus living space. Plenty of storage in BOTH attached garages. One is 36' deep x 20' wide & the other 25'd x 20'w w/bonus 5.5x11' storage area to the side. Walk to Badger State Trail. Short drive to Epic, restaurants & shopping.

Oregon releases state’s top 20 agricultural commodities for 2020

The 2020 crop year is one to be celebrated by the 37,200 farms and ranches that make up Oregon’s diverse agricultural community. Oregon is home to more than 225 commodities, everything from cattle to cherries to hazelnuts and hay. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic presented several new challenges and opportunities for...
The News Guard

Economics: Oregon’s Per Capita Personal Income 2020

Oregon’s total personal income ranked 22nd in the nation in 2020, moving up three places from its 2019 rank. Data on personal income comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) – a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. State personal income captures total income within a state and...

Central Oregon brewers take economic hit in 2020

The pandemic played havoc with craft beer sales in Oregon in 2020 with many brewers reporting a decline in sales. Brewers produced fewer kegs for restaurants and bars — an efficient and profitable measure of production — as the pandemic forced them to turn to canning and distribution to put more beer on grocery shelves.

Oregon has a plan to cap emissions from fuels

Your browser does not support the audio element. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has developed a new set of rules that would cap greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and reduce them over time. Under the new rules, companies distributing more than a set amount of fossil fuels would have to reduce their emissions to meet a declining cap. To meet the target, they would be allowed to bank and trade emission credits that could come from switching to renewable fuels or electricity. They would also be able to pay for emission reductions in communities that are most vulnerable to climate change through an investment fund that could help cover the cost of switching to an electric vehicle or reducing home energy use. DEQ Director Richard Whitman joins us to explain the proposed Climate Protection Program.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Power failure in Milton-Freewater and near Washington-Oregon state line

Milton-Freewater is reporting a power outage for the entire city system and Columbia Rural Electric Association is reporting a power failure for 1,580 customers near the Washington-Oregon state line. The outage began at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Milton-Freewater officials say power restoration is estimated at by 2 p.m. "We...
La Grande Observer

Nursery crops again top list of Oregon's most valuable ag commodities

PORTLAND — When it comes to ranking Oregon’s most valuable agricultural commodities, the greenhouse and nursery industry remains king. The state Department of Agriculture has released its annual list of top 20 crops by value of production for 2020, with greenhouse and nursery products leading the way at $1.18 billion.