Besaws To Close

Posted by Mike Turner on April 28, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A Northwest Portland landmark is closing its doors after 112 years in
the same spot, but the operator of Besaw’s said she plans to open the restaurant again at a new location in the same neighborhood. Cana Flug said the current Besaw’s will close May 29th.

The owner of the property also plans to re-open a …

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Heald College Closes

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 27, 2015
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PORTLAND,  Ore. — Heald College in Northeast Portland is among 28 campuses across the country that have closed as of Monday.

Parent company Corinthian, Inc. notified students by email on Sunday.  The Department of Education will place students in other schools to help them complete their required classes.  16,000 students nationwide are affected.

Corinthian was warned last year that its federal funding …

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How Do You Like To Watch?

Posted by Steve Leader on April 22, 2015
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New research from Nielsen Newswire shows video on demand is making major gains. At least 40% of homes with tv have at least one on demand subscription service such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon.  That’s up 5% over last year.

Despite the spread of DVR’s, almost half of viewers polled prefer watching video live.

Smartphones, laptops, and tablets may not be as popular …

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Wilsonville Extending Moratorium on Marijuana Business Licenses

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 21, 2015
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WILSONVILLE, Ore – The Wilsonville City Council Tuesday voted to approve a resolution clarifying their stance on marijuana-related businesses.  The one-year moratorium was set to expire on May 1st, but will now be extended.

Wilsonville City Assistant Attorney Barbara Jacobson says they wanted to wait until the Oregon Legislative Assembly drafted rules before taking any action.  She says once they come …

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Activist Group Files Ballot Measure For $15 Minimum Wage

Posted by Associated Press on April 17, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

Oregon currently has the nation’s second-highest wage floor at $9.25 an hour. That’s …

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