Government and law

Government and law
Unlicensed contracters increasing
High Five
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board is hiring more inspectors to deal with an uptick in illegal construction activity.
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Umpqua will stop overdraft practice
High Five
Monday, September 20, 2010
Umpqua Bank has announced it will stop the controversial practice of reordering transactions from highest to lowest.
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Land-use laws prevent towns from expanding
High Five
Friday, September 17, 2010
Many Oregon towns attempt to increase their urban growth boundaries to attract industrial development, only to struggle in court proceedings for many years.
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EPA clean air regulations threaten biomass
High Five
Friday, September 17, 2010
Proposed regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would make it difficult to operate Oregon biomass plants.
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Dudley's 20-point jobs plan
High Five
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Chris Dudley has released a 20-point job plan that includes cutting capital gains taxes and giving businesses tax credits for hiring the unemployed.
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