September 2008

State OK’s world’s largest wind farm

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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State energy officials have approved a plan that would make Gilliam and Morrow counties in northeastern Oregon home to the world’s largest wind farm.

 

 

Graphic: Portland's industrial vacancy rate vs. other cities

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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Rail fight gets hotter

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Monday, September 01, 2008

The battle over the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad is turning into a full-bore train wreck as the conflict jumps from Oregon to Washington, D.C, and back.

 

 

Study: China trade wallops Oregon Jobs

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Monday, September 01, 2008

ChinaTradeChartAccording to a recent study by a Washington D.C.-based think tank, job loss due to trade with China has hit Oregon harder than nearly any other state in the nation.

 

 

UO athletics scores millions

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Monday, September 01, 2008

The University of Oregon has signed a 10-year agreement with Oregon Sports Network and IMG Communications.

 

 

Graphic: Oregon Employment change by industry

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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Economy sinks wave energy momentum

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Monday, September 01, 2008

The credit crunch — Oregon’s current fiscal bugbear — can now be blamed for one more thing: a downturn in wave-energy projects.

 

 
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