Mike Rogoway, The Columbian

Mike Rogoway

The Columbian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Intel promises net zero climate emissions by ’40

Intel pledged Wednesday to effectively eliminate all its greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, following a wave of other large tech companies that have made similar promises. → Read More

Portland Thorns players tape over controversial sponsor’s logo

Social CBD was plagued by lawsuits, layoffs and rape accusations against the brand's former CEO. → Read More

Powell’s, union remain at odds over bookstore’s rehiring practices

Since April, laid-off Powell's workers have had to apply for their old jobs. → Read More

Oregon hiring stalls as recovery slows

Oregon added just 2,200 jobs in April – one-tenth as many as in March. That’s a worrying sign for the state’s economic outlook and parallels a national hiring slowdown. → Read More

Vancouver financial technology startup, led by former Square exec, raises $20 million

A former executive at mobile payments company Square has launched a financial technology startup in Vancouver. → Read More

Facebook will add two more data centers at $2 billion Prineville complex

Facebook plans to add two more huge data centers in the small central Oregon town of Prineville. The mammoth, $2 billion complex will have 11 data centers when Facebook finishes its latest expansion in 2023. → Read More

Oregon sheds 25,500 jobs, unemployment rises for the first time since April

Oregon’s unemployment rate climbed to 6.4% in December, up from 6.0% the prior month. It’s the first increase in seven months as the state hunkered down amid a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections. → Read More

Powell’s permanently closes its Home & Garden store on Hawthorne

"Part of what we loved about that store, and about bookselling in general, was it allowed us to be very specific to the Portland community." → Read More

PDX air travel was way down over Thanksgiving, as expected

Passenger volumes at Portland International Airport were down 69 percent from a year ago during the 10-day Thanksgiving holiday period, according to preliminary data. → Read More

Les Schwab will pay $16 million to Oregon employees to settle class-action over lunch breaks

More than 3,700 Les Schwab Tire Centers employees in Oregon are due to receive $2,500 checks this month as part of a settlement over a 2017 class-action lawsuit that alleged the chain hadn’t given workers enough time for lunch. → Read More

Two women killed, Portland driver arrested in I-5 crash

PORTLAND — Two women whose SUV broke down on Interstate 5 near Portland’s Fremont Bridge were killed in the wee hours Saturday morning by a driver police say was intoxicated. → Read More

Powell’s says it won’t sell books on Amazon anymore: ‘We must take a stand’

Powell’s Books says it won’t sell on Amazon anymore, declaring that the online retail giant undermines communities by siphoning business from the real world and replacing it with internet commerce. → Read More

Nike begins layoffs, shakes up leadership

PORTLAND — Oregon’s largest company said Wednesday that it is beginning layoffs the company announced last month as it shakes up the company’s leadership and realigns its strategy under newly installed CEO John Donahoe. → Read More

Oregon has recovered a third of the jobs it lost early in the pandemic, but outlook still worrisome

PORTLAND — Oregon’s jobless rate fell sharply in June as businesses called tens of thousands of employees back to work, according to new data out Tuesday. Employers added nearly 57,000 jobs in aggregate, dropping the state’s unemployment rate by 3 percentage points to 11.2%. → Read More

Les Schwab Tire suspends plans to sell company, citing coronavirus

Les Schwab Tire Centers has suspended efforts to sell the Bend, Ore., company, saying prospective buyers cannot easily evaluate the business’ value during the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Daimler unloads Portland-based Moovel after two steep layoffs

Daimler has exited the transit technology business in the U.S. by selling off Moovel North America, a Portland-based division that once sought to remake urban transportation. → Read More

Facebook plans ninth data center in Prineville, says total spending there will top $2 billion

PORTLAND — Facebook said Thursday that it has begun construction of its ninth data center in Prineville, which it says will bring its total spending in the Central Oregon community to more than $2 billion. → Read More

Nordstrom will reopen most Oregon stores Thursday – but not in downtown Portland

PORTLAND — Upscale retailer Nordstrom plans to reopen five Oregon stores next week, but not its flagship store in downtown Portland. → Read More

Adidas promises ‘lasting change,’ says 30% of new hires will be black or Latinx

“My existence at this brand is praised as diversity and inclusion, but when I look around, I see no one above or around that looks like me." → Read More

Intel CEO: ‘Black lives matter’

Intel joined other prominent U.S. companies Monday pledging to do more to address systemic racism in the wake of the killing of an African-American man, George Floyd, by a police officer in Minneapolis. → Read More