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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oregon's ports are being hurt by declining federal support and job losses, officials told a Senate committee.

“Oregon faces the challenge of how do we keep these ports open,” said Mark Landauer, executive director of the Oregon Public Ports Association.

Last week, a new funding partnership ensured that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue to dredge the small ports on the South Coast. Oregon agreed to pay the Corps up to $5 million a year for five years for the dredging after Congress eliminated federal funding for it.

But that’s only one of the problems facing ports, Landauer said.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

 

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