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|Articles - October 2012|
|Monday, September 24, 2012|
BY JON BELL
2,500+ bridges in the state highway system
365 bridges in the OTIA III program
258 bridges completed since 2003
12 bridges currently under construction
94 bridges deemed OK and removed from initial list
1 bridge in design phase
$23.7 billion inventory replacement value of state highway bridges
$1.3 billion amount of state funding for bridge repair and replacement in the bridge program
$1.1 billion amount spent on bridge program to date
$123 billion estimated cost to Oregon’s economy had the bridge program not been enacted
$1.2 billion value of contracts awarded to contractors and subs to date
$991 million amount businesses and individuals earned, after taxes, from bridge program since 2003
$20 million savings from diverting materials from landfill over bridge program’s 10-year life
23,000 jobs created or sustained through bridge program by 2013
2,200 average number of jobs created or sustained annually through bridge program
Thursday, July 09, 2015
The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger. About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
When gossip crosses the line.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We asked readers to weigh in on the fossil fuel-green energy equation.
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.
Friday, June 05, 2015
As temperatures in Oregon creep into the 90s this weekend, Oregonians' thoughts are turning to — summer baseball.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.
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