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Oregon approves permit for oil train terminal near Clatskanie

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality approved an air pollution permit, which will allow the terminal to move 1.8 billion gallons of oil annually.

 

Allegations against Scott Kveton head to grand jury

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The sexual assault allegations made against the Portland tech leader will be presented to a grand jury as soon as early September.

 

Airbnb to collect state taxes

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The short-term rental service will begin collecting the 1% state lodging tax.

 

Hackers steal Oregon patient data

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Some patients seen by doctors and clinics affiliated with Mc­Kenzie-Willamette Medical Center may have had their personal data, including Social Security numbers, stolen by hackers.

 

Foreclosures slow down Oregon housing market

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Multnomah County there are 91 unresolved court foreclosures and 25 nonjudicial Notice & Sale filings.

 

Oregon rejects Ambre Energy coal export permit

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Department of State Lands denied the Australia-based company of a key permit it needed for its proposed coal export terminal.

 

Portland bioscience company receives $200K

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sedia Biosciences Corp. received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid HIV test to use in developing countries.

 
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