Federal judge overtuns Oregon gay marriage ban

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled that the prohibition violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

 

George Heidgerken buys Blue Heron paper mill

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Tacoma developer purchased the bankrupt mill for $2.2 million.

 

Bend bank wraps up bank acquisition

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bank of the Cascades purchased Home Federal Bancorp for $265.7 million.

 

Deschutes Brewery to stock Wisconsin shelves

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Bend-based brewery's beer will be available in Wisconsin stores July 1.

 

Liquor privatization moves forward

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Supporters of an initiative allowing liquor sales in Oregon grocery chains will begin gathering signatures this week.

 

Greenbrier opens Dallas-area hub

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Monday, May 19, 2014

The Texas hub will offer the Portland-based railcar-maker easier access to energy, petrochemical and plastics markets.

 

Oakridge health care clinic to open

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Monday, May 19, 2014

A startup project aimed at providing health care to rural areas is moving forward.

 
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