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Oregon state parks could get tobacco ban

State parks could become the next place in Oregon where tobacco use is prohibited.

Rose Garden could get naming-rights sponsor

The Portland Trail Blazers are again trying to find a naming-rights sponsor for the Rose Garden arena.

PGE proposes shortening transmission project

Portland General Electric wants to cut 101 miles off the proposed Cascade Crossing transmission line project.

Nike signs McIlroy

Nike announced a multiyear sponsorship deal with Rory McIlroy, joining Tiger Woods.

Judicial foreclosures up

Court-supervised foreclosures jumped in Oregon in December.

Hillsboro Downtown Business Association dissolved

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

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