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Prineville considers microhomes

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Prineville's current code doesn't allow microhomes, which are growing in popularity.

 

OpConnect's funding brings jobs to Oregon

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Portland-based EV charging company OpConnect landed new investments and loans to grow the company's presence in Hawaii.

 

Kitzhaber announces possible special session date

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber announced that if he calls a special session, it will take place Sept. 30.

 

Call center opening in Veneta with 180 jobs

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

First Call Resolution plans to open a call center in Veneta, bringing an estimated 180 jobs.

 

Oregon schools start year with more state funds

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Oregon schools started the year with an almost $1 billion uptick in state education funding, yet not much has changed.

 

Tofurky opening green facility

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Tofurky is planning a new plant in Hood River that will triple its production capacity when it opens in January.

 

Lavender farm in land-use battle

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

The 90-acre Oregon Lavender Farm in Oregon City is caught in a land-use battle.

 
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