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Drones keep tabs on Oregon potatoes

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Two drones are now flying over Oregon State University potato fields in search of unhealthy plants.

 

Ashland development reduces parking spots

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Construction on a large piece of undeveloped land in downtown Ashland has taken away 70 public parking spaces.

 

'Grand bargain' moves forward

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber is trying to broker a compromise between Democrats and Republicans to get more money for education by raising taxes and cutting pensions.

 

UO and PSU nearing independence

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Friday, June 28, 2013

The University of Oregon and Portland State University could soon declare independence from the Oregon University System.

 

CRC heads to Washington Senate

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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Washington House passed the $10 billion transportation package that includes $450 million in bonds for the Columbia River Crossing.

 

Oregon lawmakers consider BETC reincarnation

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a $25 million annual pool to replace the expiring manufacturing Business Energy Tax Credit program.

 

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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