$200M sought to upgrade Oregon schools for quakes
By JONATHAN J. COOPER
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney on Tuesday called for the state to take on $200 million in debt to help prepare school buildings for a devastating earthquake that scientists say could come at any time.
HOK to acquire 360 Architecture
By JOURNAL STAFF
St. Louis-based HOK said it will acquire 360 Architecture, which designed the Husky Stadium renovation and provided early design work for a Seattle basketball arena.
Essex buys Bellevue units for $58.5M
An entity related to Essex Property Trust of Palo Alto, California, paid $58.55 for a 220-unit apartment complex at 11200 N.E. 11th St. in Bellevue.
Shipping rise bodes well for world trade
By JAN M. OLSEN
The world's largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade — and possibly economic growth — is picking up.