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Venture Portland celebrates National Small Business Week

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Venture Portland launched the citywide "Portland Celebrates Small" campaign as part of National Small Business Week.

 

Volunteer pilots fly patients for free

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Angel Flight volunteer pilots fly patients to their medical appointments without charge.

 

Alaska Airlines gets PDX-D.C. flight

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Alaska Airlines gained approval to begin direct flights from Portland International Airport to Reagan National Airport.

 

Eugene gets three vintage arcade locations

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Eugene will soon have three locations to enjoy food, drinks and vintage arcade games.

 

Eugene cancer drug company wins angel funding

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Eugene-based Cascade Prodrug won the $200,000 investment prize in the fourth annual Willamette Angel Conference.

 

Oregon iPad voting goes statewide

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Friday, May 11, 2012

All 36 Oregon counties will have at least one iPad and printer to help disabled voters mark a ballot in next week's primary.

 

Gaston-McMinnville rail line asking price plummets

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Union Pacific's asking price for an abandoned rail line linking Hagg Lake with McMinnville has dropped from $9 million to about $2.4 million.

 
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