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Portland bridge getting suicide fix

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick ordered a temporary fix to prevent Vista Bridge suicides.

 

Oregon works to keep 'frequent fliers' out of ER

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

As part of a national health care overhaul, Oregon is trying to encourage people who frequent the emergency room to get their health care from regular doctors instead.

 

Oregon Legislature mandates midwife licensing

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill that requires mandatory licensing of midwives.

 

Bank CEO steps down to lead SBA

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eugene-based Summit Bank CEO Ann Marie Mehlum is stepping down to become associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access.

 

Hollywood District's last used bookstore closing

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Northeast Portland's Second Glance Books is closing, and then there won't be any used book stores left in the Hollywood District.

 

Oregon Legislature adjourns

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The 2013 Oregon Legislature came to an anticlimactic close July 8.

 

Oregon timber harvest up 36 percent

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Oregon's timber harvest in 2012 was up 36% from its 2009 low.

 
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Poll Wrap-Up

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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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