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Fast food restaurants change with the times

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Friday, June 21, 2013

A Hillsboro McDonald's and Tigard Burgerville are among local quick service restaurants that are changing their looks.

 

Shared Housing program shuts down

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Shared Housing program for Ecumenical Ministries is shutting down a service that helped people rent rooms at reduced prices, due to Portland city budget cuts.

 

GOP seeks $150M tax break for biz owners

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oregon Republicans are seeking a $150 million tax break for some business owners to protect them from the state's high income tax.

 

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.

 
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