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VC fund raising $10M for sustainable businesses in Northwest

Former ShoreBank Pacific CEO David Williams joined Brock Metcalf at Reference Capital to raise a $10 million fund to make investments in sustainable Oregon and Washington businesses.

Propane company wants to open facility in Goshen

Texas-based Pinnacle Propane plans to spend $2 million to open a multistage propane-tank facility in Goshen, creating 36 Lane County jobs.

Many Oregon lawmakers hold two jobs

67% of the 77th Legislative Assembly holds another job outside of being a legislator.

Soccer match-fixing scandal could have dire consequences for Nike, Adidas

Nike and Adidas both sponsor national federations, club teams and soccer stars around the world. It is not yet known if any of their partners are among the suspects in 700 suspicious games.

Portland animal shelters reduce euthanizations

Six Portland-area animal shelters banded together in 2006 to reduce the number of cats and dogs they euthanize, and the program was a success.

Oregon Legislature begins in earnest

The Oregon Legislature starts business in earnest today, with Democrats holding the lead in both the House of Representatives and Senate for the first time since the 2010 special session.

Portland mayor takes bureaus

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales temporarily assigned all city bureaus to himself, which he plans to keep during the initial stages of drafting next fiscal year's budget.