Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban Will End Ballot Initiative Drive If Judge Overturns Oregon Law by May 23

Nike, Others File Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

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Oregon United for Marriage told a federal judge today that if he overturns a state ban on same-sex marriage by May 23, the campaign will not move forward with ballot initiative to repeal the ban in November."If the Initiative qualifies for the ballot and is approved by the voters, same-sex couples in Oregon would be granted the right to marry," Oregon United for Marriage wrote in a brief filed ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Kate Willson

Deadspin Takes On Salazar

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A local legend in the running scene is making headlines.Nike coach and celebrated distance runner Alberto Salazar allegedly tried to bully judges into disqualifying the winner of this year's USA Women's Indoor 3,000 meter championship.  The event, which took place in Albuquerque on February 23, has been the talk of Track and Field for two weeks because of a disputed finish that was only ...   More
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 by Kate Willson

Brother, Can You Spare $200 Million?

OHSU is using its clout to have taxpayers match a donation from Nike’s Phil Knight.


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Two months ago, Nike Chairman Phil Knight dangled a tantalizing offer before Oregon Health & Science University: the promise of $1 billion—cash—to finance expansion of the cancer institute   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adidas America Adds Its Support to Gay Marriage

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Oregon United for Marriage is cleaning up sporty-type endorsements for its campaign to overturn the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage this week, with adidas America announcing today it supports the campaign. “Marriage is an important, individual choice that should be extended to everyone," adidas America Vice President Paul Ehrlich. "It is time to recognize this important human ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Nike Picks Washington County for Expansion

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Nike has picked Washington County for a planned major expansion, selecting property it already owns over Portland's South Waterfront.Portland had been in the running for Project Impact, which promises to create as many as 6,000 new jobs in the coming decades. Julia Brim-Edwards called the Mayor Charlie Hales at 2:15 pm today to say they were going with Washington County, Hales' spokesman Dana Haynes ...   More
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Hotseat: David Cohen of TechStars

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TechStars, which touches down next week in Portland to team up with shoe giant Nike, is pretty much Harvard for hungry tech entrepreneurs. The Boulder, Colo., based company is one of the world's most successful business accelerators—ventures whose goal it is to link up would-be tech entrepreneurs with "angel investors," free-flowing venture capital and maybe even profits. TechStars runs ...   More
 
Friday, March 15, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Nike-Plus Accelerator Companies Announced

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Beaverton shoe giant Nike today announced the 10 start-up companies taking part in its Portland-based Nike+ Accelerator program. In a format similar to many other business accelerators, Nike provides $20,000 seed funding to each of these companies, as well as use of office facilities in Northwest Portland and access to business mentorship and potential investors (including Nike). Each of the 10 ...   More
 
Monday, March 18, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sneaker Politics

What it means that Kitzhaber and legislators got rolled by Nike.


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The state’s most powerful business leaders—if they were listening closely—might have heard the clues from Gov. John Kitzhaber only two weeks ago about his secret talks to give Nike a sweethe   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

House Dems' Concerns About Nike Bill

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As lawmakers meet today in special session to consider the so-called "Nike bill," the outcome is pretty predictable—the bill will pass in some form. But many lawmakers in both parties have concerns, ranging from tax fairness, to the speed and secrecy with which Gov. John Kitzhaber and Nike developed the concept to how other companies, including Intel, that also might want similar assurance about ...   More
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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