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Hotel Modera sold

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Downtown Portland's upscale Hotel Modera was sold for $47.5 million, including $23.7 million in debt.

 

Grass Valley moves HQ from San Francisco to Hillsboro

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Video technology company Grass Valley is moving its headquarters to Hillsboro from San Francisco.

 

Eugene adds public art

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Eugene has hired local artists to decorate its boring traffic control cabinets.

 

Oregon budget steady

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Oregon's 2013-15 budget is holding steady at $16.7 billion.

 

Oregon farmers top in tech use

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Oregon's farmers and ranchers lead the U.S. in computer usage, a federal survey says.

 

Oregon homeowners get mortgage help

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Oregon is one of 18 states in the Home Rescue Program that helps homeowners by covering up to a year of mortgage payments.

 

Senate president opposes Kitzhaber's CRC plan

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney isn't supporting Gov. Kitzhaber's plan for an Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing.

 
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