Portland Business News

Why this Portland live video startup, just hitting its stride, is hunting for a new CEO
Author: Malia Spencer
After hitting growth goals, Brandlive founder Fritz Brumder says it's time to step aside for a more seasoned leader.
PDX Real Estate Insider: Three things I've heard about a Hood expansion, a Fred Meyer redo and what Mark Wattles is up to
Author: Jon Bell
Here's what's up with Mt. Hood Brewing and the Hawthorne Fred Meyer.
Nike: 90 percent-plus of factories meet company requirements
Author: Matthew Kish
Nearly 91 percent of Nike's roughly 500 contract factories now meet the company's minimum standards, an increase of more than 4 percentage points in the last two years. So says the company's latest corporate responsibility report. Nike released the report last week. It covers the company's last two fiscal years. The sportswear giant was heavily criticized about working conditions in its contract factories in the 1990s. In 1998, co-founder and then-CEO Phil Knight gave a speech at the National…

The Stump

Scared parent: Should my son go to school or stay home? (Guest opinion)
A Portland high school principal e-mailed parents this week to report a threat discovered in one of the bathrooms. Police said it isn't credible. What should parents do? Guest Columnist
Doors don't kill people: Letter to the editor
Once again our country has been traumatized by a mass shooting at a school in Texas -- this one coming just three months after the one at Stoneman Douglas High School. It should be clear by now that thoughts and... Letters to the editor

NYT Politics

Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S., Wins Foothold in Massachusetts
The wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, but the United States has largely not pursued the technology.
Yulia Skripal Describes ‘Slow and Extremely Painful’ Recovery From Poisoning
The victim of a nerve agent attack gave her first videotaped statement, in an attempt to quell swirling speculation, especially from Russia.
Fed Minutes Suggest Few Worries of Economy Overheating
The Federal Reserve released minutes from its May meeting on Wednesday. The minutes indicate officials are more worried about inflation falling below 2 percent than overheating.
Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance, Ending Swirl of Questions Over Delay
Mr. Kushner’s F.B.I. background check had dragged on, fueling questions about whether the special counsel had found evidence that made him a security risk.

Oregon Local News

Trump cannot block Twitter users for their political views, court rules
The ruling rejects administration arguments that the First Amendment does not apply to Trump in this case because he was acting as a private individual. The Washington Post