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3 in 10 foreclosed Oregon homes are vacant

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Almost 3 of 10 Oregon homes in foreclosure are empty despite still belonging to the homeowners.

 

Metro wants to tap tourism fund for HQ hotel

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Metro officials are considering redistributing money from a tourism fund to win support for a headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.

 

Oregon gives $2M to Portland traffic projects

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Oregon Transportation Commission approved $2 million to fund four Portland-area road projects to boost economic growth.

 

Oregon investigating massive bumblebee deaths

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The State of Oregon is investigating thousands of dead bumblebees found in a parking lot in Wilsonville.

 

Microsoft celebrates Portland store with Weezer concert

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Microsoft's new downtown Portland store opens to the public today, just a block from the long-anticipated Apple location that is currently under construction.

 

Oregon bridges among best

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oregon's bridges were ranked seventh best in the nation by a new report.

 

Multnomah County jail gets organic garden

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Multnomah County's Inverness Jail launched a pilot project of 12 raised garden beds as part of the Sustainable Jail Project.

 
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