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Significant water funding sinks

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
It was an ambitious plan felled by the collapsing economy. But since we’re talking water, contentiousness also played a hand.
 

Residential real estate inventory in months

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
 

"Real" jobless figure is twice as bad: 13.3%

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

The growing unemployment rate in Oregon is distressing, but the “real” unemployment rate is actually nearly twice as bleak.

 

Umatilla tribe considers incubator for startups

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation wants to find a way to nurture startups in the Pendleton area.
 

Coos Bay port buys railroad, plans for future shipping terminal

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
After more than a year of vociferous conflict between federal, state and regional officials and the owner of the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad, the International Port of Coos Bay has said it will buy the 126-mile line for $16.6 million.
 

Ski resorts get first snow, open season

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
MtHoodA healthy dose of early season snowfall helped Oregon ski resorts tally more than 2 million paying visitors last year, an industry record that may prove difficult to match this year.
 

Finding hidden bombs

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
SkyResearch.jpg“Do you lift weights?” Before I can answer, Sky has handed me something large, metallic, and, I am guessing, heavy.
 
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