Government and law

Government and law
Oregon considers tripling film subsidy
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering tripling a state subsidy that exists to attract movie and TV productions to the state.

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Judge upholds Portland art tax
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Portland's arts tax is constitutional, Judge Kelly Skye ruled.

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Oregon cracks down on illegal fireworks explosion
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
BY EMMA HALL | OB WEB EDITOR

06.27.13 Thumbnail FireworksWith the 4th of July quickly approaching, many Oregonians are crafting barbecue menus, hanging red, white and blue bunting and preparing for their annual trek across the Columbia River for illegal fireworks. Oregon only allows fireworks that travel less than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air, but it’s a simple trip up to Washington to buy roman candles, bottle rockets or firecrackers.

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Berkman pleads guilty in fraud
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman pleaded guilty in a $13 million securities fraud scheme.

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Oregon unemployment benefits rise
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The amount of unemployment benefits that Oregonians can receive will rise slightly next week.

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