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Portland City Club criticizes property tax

The City Club of Portland released a report calling on Oregonians to repeal three ballot measures that it says turned the state's property tax into a "Frankentax."

Food distributor closing Gresham warehouse

Arizona-based Systems Services of America is closing its Gresham warehouse in February and will lay off its 78 employees.

Keen introduces first clothing line

Portland-based Keen footwear launched a clothing line last week.

Ochoco Arms wins VC funding

Prineville-based Ochoco Arms CEO Sam Lambert designed a multi-laser shotgun sighting system, winning the $10,000 prize at the Bend Venture Conference.

Neighbors oppose Tualatin composting plans

Tualatin-based Grimm's Fuel Company faced opposition from neighbors when it sought to renew its solid waste disposal permit last week.

Brammo sets 2015 IPO goal

Talent-based electric motorcycle company Brammo is looking to go public by the middle of 2015.

Oregon works on industrial hemp rules

A committee of agricultural experts and state policy officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture to work on industrial hemp rules.