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PSU prof develops law enforcement headsets

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Police gather vehicle and driver information in two problematic ways. They can either enter license plate numbers into a computer, which requires them to be inside their cruisers and distracts them while driving, or they can call a human dispatcher and wait for clear radio bands. Warren Harrison, head of Portland State University’s computer science department, decided to do something about it.

 

Powerlist: Health plan providers face reform challenges

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

1110_Powerlist01Oregon’s health plan providers are facing new challenges as national health care reform rolls out.

 

Players angle for Portland casino

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

1110_Casino01The stakes are high for Oregon tribes, private business investors and the state in the race to get a casino close to the lucrative Portland market.

 

Portland is unprepared for a big earthquake

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Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ShakeDown03When the big one inevitably hits, it will collapse bridges, destroy energy sources, ruin many commercial buildings and leave Portland's economy in ruins.
 

Ready or not, health reform is coming

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Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_Health01Health care reforms have Oregon businesses of all types and sizes gearing up for an uncertain future.
 

Housing starts stall

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

1110_TSWI01During the last four years, permits for new housing in Oregon, both single-family and multi-unit, have been going over a cliff.

 

Oregon economic indicators as of August 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010
 
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