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Exclusive: A leading Portland law office snaps up IP specialty firm
Author: Andy Giegerich
As Portland businesses need more patent insights, one of its largest firms makes a bold move to add services.
Wilsonville company to deploy flow battery in Brazil, paired with solar
Author: Pete Danko
ESS Inc. has landed a contract to install one of its flow batteries in Brazil, in a pairing with solar power that fits with the Wilsonville company’s long-term growth vision. “This project is not only our initial entry into the dynamic Latin American energy storage market, it’s also an opportunity to demonstrate the many advantages of long-duration storage in combination with solar PV assets,” Craig Evans, founder and CEO of ESS, said in a statement. Flow batteries use separate tanks of…
Fast-growing California cybersecurity firm set to hire 150 in Eugene
Author: Malia Spencer
A California cybersecurity firm is setting up shop in Eugene. SentinelOne expects to hire 50 people by 2019. It could double that growth by 2020 as it brings on support and technical account managers. The move comes as Symantec, another California security company, has downsized significantly in Lane County. Symantec revealed in 2017 it would further reduce its presence in Eugene and Springfield to around 150 call center seats, according to a report in The Register-Guard. At its peak, the company…

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Portland Wednesday Traffic: ODOT holds open house tonight addressing the OR 217 improvement project
ODOT's popular Columbia Gorge Express bus service begins its third year on Friday, May 25 and will extend the service as far east as Hood River. On June 11, the service will also expand days and operate seven days a week, year-round. Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/rstein/index.html
Woodburn teenager arrested after allegedly making school-shooting threats on Snapchat
A 13-year-old student at French Prairie Middle School in Woodburn was arrested on menacing and disorderly-conduct charges. Douglas Perry | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/dperry/index.html
Marylhurst dug its own grave: Letter to the editor
The Oregonian/OregonLive's May 17 story on Marylhurst University's closing ("Marylhurst University to close, board cites declining enrollment") left the impression that Marylhurst was just part of a cultural change resulting in many smaller colleges closing their doors. I disagree. Marylhurst... Letters to the editor http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/oliveoreglet/index.html

Oregon Local News

Oregon denied financial aid to 2 out of every 3 eligible college students
Oregon gave need-based college scholarships to just 31 percent of students who were eligible for one in 2015, turning down the other 69 percent because it ran out of money. That was the fourth-worst rate among the 38 states that tracked how many eligible students they denied need-based college aid, reporting by independent education news outlet Hechinger Report found. Betsy Hammond | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/bhammond/index.html
Woodburn teenager arrested after allegedly making school-shooting threats on Snapchat
A 13-year-old student at French Prairie Middle School in Woodburn was arrested on menacing and disorderly-conduct charges. Douglas Perry | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/dperry/index.html

The Stump

Marylhurst dug its own grave: Letter to the editor
The Oregonian/OregonLive's May 17 story on Marylhurst University's closing ("Marylhurst University to close, board cites declining enrollment") left the impression that Marylhurst was just part of a cultural change resulting in many smaller colleges closing their doors. I disagree. Marylhurst... Letters to the editor http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/oliveoreglet/index.html

DemocracyNow!

The New COINTELPRO? Meet the Activist the FBI Labeled a “Black Identity Extremist” & Jailed 5 Months
Author: mail@democracynow.org (Democracy Now!)

In Texas, a black activist says he is the first person to be targeted and prosecuted under a secretive U.S. surveillance effort to track so-called black identity extremists. On December 12, activist Rakem Balogun awoke to armed FBI agents storming his Dallas apartment. He was then jailed for nearly six months without the possibility of bail as the FBI investigated him for “domestic terrorism,” in part because of his Facebook posts criticizing police brutality. He was released earlier this month, after U.S. attorneys failed to prosecute him. For more, we speak with Rakem Balogun, who was released earlier this month after being jailed for nearly six months. And we speak with Malkia Cyril, co-founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice and a Black Lives Matter Bay Area activist.

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