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Advanced Inquiry Systems has new backing

Semiconductor test company Advanced Inquiry Systems Inc. has a new benefactor and raised more than $1 million in outside investment this year.

Portland cracks down on A-frame signs

Portland plans to enforce city codes against local businesses that put up A-Board signs on sidewalks.

Kitzhaber to replace lottery director

Oregon Lottery director Larry Niswender is retiring, and Gov. John Kitzhaber is set to name a replacement soon.

Burch's expands in Eugene

Burch's Shoes plans to open a 10,000-square-foot outlet store in Eugene in March 2014.

Vacant Portland school to become offices, retail

Construction will begin this month on Portland's long-vacant Washington High School.

Solar Oregon leader leaves for Lockheed Martin

Solar Oregon Esecutive Director Claire Carlson is stepping down for a post with Lockheed Martin's energy department.

Blazers, Timbers and Thorns support gay marriage

The Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers and Thorns are the first major U.S. professional sports organizations to support same-sex marriage.