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Utility responsibility shifts from renters to owners

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Redmond's city council unanimously approved a measure that makes water, sewer and garbage accounts to be in the names of property owners instead of tenants.

 

Baseball tournament boosts Willamette Valley economy

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Six U.S. teams are joining Oregon and Oregon State universities in playoff tournaments this weekend in the Willamette Valley.

 

SELCO expands again

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Eugene-based SELCO Community Credit Union is expanding into Eastern Oregon.

 

Unapproved GMO wheat found in Oregon

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered in an Oregon field, which could affect exports to countries that don't accept genetically modified foods.

 

OIC approves $250M of pension funds to KKR

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Oregon Investment Council approved another $250 million commitment of public pension money to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

 

Changes in China affect Portland recycling

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

An effort in China to curb pollution means Portland-area recycler Far West Fibers has to change the kinds of containers and plastic items it can accept.

 

Zenger Farm to double program capacity

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Portland nonprofit Zenger Farm plans to break ground on an "urban grange."

 
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