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December 2008

Bottle bill changes uncork opposition

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Monday, December 01, 2008

When Oregon became the first state in the nation to pass a bottle bill in 1971, the program built swiftly into a success, with a recovery rate of more than 90%.

 

 

Graphic: Region's ski areas have bumpy ride

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Monday, December 01, 2008

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Banks get cash infusion

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Monday, December 01, 2008

As of mid-November, three Oregon banks are in line to get a federal infusion of cash.

 

 

Food industry helps the hungry

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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

Job loss, higher food costs and lower wages are forcing more and more Oregonians to turn to food banks for help.

 

 

Graphic: Portland ranks low among metros for charitable fundraising

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Monday, December 01, 2008

 

Politics beat bucks in ballot measures battle

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Monday, December 01, 2008

As the dust settled following November’s election, Oregon taxpayers found themselves on the line for a relatively small price tag for ballot measures.

 

 

Mergers don’t help Oregon employment

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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

The sales of Tektronix and Longview Fibre were two of the biggest merger and acquisition deals cut in the Northwest in 2007, worth a combined $5 billion.

 

 
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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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