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Casino backers fold campaign

Proponents of Ballot Measures 82 and 83 called off their campaign in support of a privatized casino called The Grange only three days before ballots go in the mail.

Nike drops Lance Armstrong

A week after doping evidence was made public, Nike terminated Lance Armstrong's contract, as he also stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, his cancer foundation.

Evraz reopening Portland steel mill

Oregon Steel Mills owner Evraz North America plans to reopen a previously shuttered Portland steel mill, hiring 200 workers to make oil and natural gas pipe.

Boise shutting down St. Helens paper machine

Boise is shutting down its remaining paper machine at its St. Helens mill, eliminating 106 jobs.

Rural Oregon residents take the law into their own hands

A group of Josephine County residents are guarding their community themselves, as the sheriff's department has been reduced drastically by budget cuts.

Conscious Commuter in Lexus design challenge

Portland-based Conscious Commuter's fold-up electric bike is a finalist in a Lexus design challenge.

Housing construction hits 4-year high

U.S. builders started construction on single-family homes and apartments in September at the fastest rate since July 2008.