Let the party begin

{safe_alt_text}Bidding adieu to the old and ringing in the new is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve accomplished at the magazine, the things we still want to do, and then head out to a rip-snorting party.


Bills get down to business

Capitol.jpgIt’s the special legislative session that some are calling the “Seinfeld session,” a reference to the television show that was, as its creators famously described, about nothing.


Beaverton pushes shopping-cart ordinance

cartIf Beaverton city officials have their way, abandoned shopping carts will be retailers’ misfortunes and none of their own. The city could become the first in Oregon to pass an ordinance around a state law allowing cities to fine stores that fail to round up wayward shopping carts.


A sustainable Oregon Business Plan

The sixth annual Oregon Business Leadership Summit filled the Oregon Convention Center in early December with 1,000 business and political leaders who braved the year’s worst storm to listen, learn and think about the economic issues facing the state.