Government and law

Government and law
The prison price tag
High Five
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The state prison agency takes nearly 10% of general fund money, adding up to a bigger share of tax collections on prisons than any other state.
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Candidates woo OBA
High Five
Friday, September 24, 2010
Chris Dudley and John Kitzhaber appeared separately before the Oregon Business Association in hopes of gaining the group's endorsement.
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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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