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The next steps in the process of locating a new Multnomah County courthouse were approved by board commissioners on Thursday.

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  Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me your opinion of Porter Stansberry, whose newsletter predicts the immediate collapse of the dollar and the stock market, and recommends gold and silver. Should I buy this letter and follow his other advice, which is available only from this publication? Also, tell me your opinion of IBM.

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  Welcome back to the recurring chronicle of two of Portland’s fastest changing neighborhoods, the South Waterfront and the Central Eastside. Past columns have touched on the construction and naming of the soaring Tilikum Crossing that connects these two neighborhoods, and the regulatory framework that the city o

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A neighborhood association president and a homebuilder agreed to discuss further the future of a house slated for demolition on Thursday.

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Economic factors are holding back development of more net-zero buildings, industry professionals say.

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Triplett Wellman is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for Thompson Park Pool & Related Facilities – The Dalles, Oregon. Bids are due August 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

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Hoffman Construction Company is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for Oregon State Hospital – Junction City. Oregon – Bid Package: Final Cleaning. Bids are due August 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

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Invesco Advisers last month purchased the 16-story, 231-unit Asa Flats + Lofts from Unico Properties and partner Cigna Investments.

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The cutout people in architectural renderings shoulder a mighty weight, so they are chosen carefully.

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FINANCE IQ Credit Union recently promoted Kari Stansberry to senior vice president of human resources. She provides strategic human resources leadership, and oversees development and implementation of human resources policies, programs and services. She has eight years of experience in human resources management, including

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LAW Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Bradford recently was appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association’s Oregon chapter. He is an associate in the firm’s litigation department and focuses his practice on breach of contract actions and business ownership disputes. The Federal Bar Association offers attorn

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LAW Miller Nash LLP government and regulatory attorney Carla Kelley recently was elected to the Oregon Repertory Singers’ board of directors. She will serve as board secretary. ORS is a premier choral arts nonprofit featuring six choirs. Kelley is a member of the firm’s business group, and works with clients on governme

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Mayer/Reed recently added Brian Stuhr as a landscape architect. He has experience with commercial and institutional projects, educational campus planning, streetscapes, national cemetery design and large-scale transportation planning. Currently, he is working on site renovation and a new north entry p

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Mayer/Reed recently added Anita Seeger as marketing manager. She has 10 years of experience marketing for architecture, engineering and construction firms. She works with the landscape architecture and visual communications teams in marketing and business development. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: P

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The Daily Journal of Commerce has opened registration for the 2014 Women of Vision Conference, on Sept. 24 at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland.

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Plans for the new Multnomah County Health Department headquarters in Old Town Chinatown will go before the Portland Design Commission later this summer.

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  Financial benchmarks surged to new highs, as investors remain cautious and even skeptical. The financial markets have had an almost consistent rise since lows were reached on March 6, 2009. The S&P, the broad market benchmark, has risen 167 percent in that time up to June 30, 2014. Skeptics have criticized the ri

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  Dear Mr. Berko: I know that Pfizer has made several big drug company purchases in the past 10 years, and Wyeth (I used to work for that company) was one of them. But its failure to buy AstraZeneca concerns me. I’ve owned 600 shares of Pfizer since you recommended it at $28 in 2003. ...

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TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane on Wednesday presented a proposal to create an off-street bus layover site at Northeast Lombard Street and Sixth Avenue.

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Mountain West Investment Corp., as part of the Pringle Square project, has entered into a multilayered purchase and sale agreement with the city of Salem.

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Pavilion Construction is building Moreland Station, a four-story apartment project at the corner of Southeast Tacoma Street and 23rd Avenue in Sellwood for Urban Evolution Development, Inc. The building was designed by BAMA Architecture and Design, and will contain a total of 68 units ranging in size from studios to two-bed

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John Hyland Construction is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for Eugene Airport Terminal Expansion Project. Bids are due July 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

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Emery & Sons Construction, Inc. is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for Tualatin Valley Water District – Ridgewood View Park Reservoir and Pump Station. Bids are due July 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

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The University of Oregon is preparing to organize and display its collection at the White Stag Block.

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New construction manager-general contractor rules for public agencies will take effect Tuesday, but some stakeholders are concerned that an enforcement element is not included.

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Many unknowns exist as to how the Oregon Department of Transportation's innovative Road Usage Charge Program will look when it is up and running July 1, 2015.

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  Dear Mr. Berko: I’m a retired high-school English/psychology teacher who has always been fascinated with economics and the stock market. Would you please explain the economic philosophy of Thomas Piketty, which has been taking the print media (especially The Wall Street Journal) and popular broadcast news progr

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The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has fined LPR Construction Co. $20,000 for not providing workers adequate meal and rest breaks while building a massive Google data center in The Dalles.

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An opening celebration for the OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building was held Thursday morning for the new $295 million building in the South Waterfront. A LEED Platinum rating is being sought for the two-building complex, which contains classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, research centers and patient clinics t

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The Construction Specifications Institute's Portland chapter is preparing to host a free architectural scavenger hunt featuring 12 buildings on or near the Portland State University campus.

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