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Judicial foreclosures up

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Court-supervised foreclosures jumped in Oregon in December.

 

Hillsboro Downtown Business Association dissolved

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Hillsboro Downtown Business Association is now out of commission, and the organization owes $96,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

 

John McAfee in Portland

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Monday, January 14, 2013

The controversial software entrepreneur John McAfee is in Portland to collaborate on a graphic novel about his life.

 

Janrain confirms $33M venture round

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Portland-based Janrain confirmed that it raised $33 million in new investment, one of the biggest Oregon venture capital rounds ever.

 

Nike considered Austin and Vancouver

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Before settling on Oregon for a major expansion, Nike considered Vancouver and Austin.

 

Portland Meadows faces uncertain future

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Portland Meadows' latest season saw an influx of new customers by changing its racing season from winter weekdays to summer weekends, but it failed to revive the track.

 

Lakeside mayor resigns

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Lakeside mayor-elect Ed Gowan refused to accept the job at a swearing-in ceremony.

 
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