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PSU considers own police force

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Portland State University is considering a plan to create its own police force. Currently just 17 security guards patrol the 30,000-student campus.

 

Oregon Camera closes after 47 years

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Corvallis-based Oregon Camera is shutting down after 47 years in business.

 

Crailar flax fiber production starting in December

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Crailar Technologies will start up its first full-scale manufacturing plant on Dec. 17.

 

Nike unveils greener soccer shoe

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nike unveiled a new design touted as the most environmentally friendly soccer shoe yet.

 

Trail Blazers COO resigns

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Trail Blazers chief operating officer Sarah Mensah has resigned.

 

New Seasons opening central kitchen

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Seasons Market plans to establish a central kitchen in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District.

 

Oregon company to host Fiesta Bowl pep rallies

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Beaverton-based SportsOne was chosen to stage pep rallies for the teams competing in the Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl in Arizona.

 
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