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Oregon congressman battles for GMO labeling

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Rep. Peter DeFazio is pushing legislation to require mandatory nationwide labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms but the Grocery Manufacturers Association is fighting back.

 

Labor union attempts to block downtown construction

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Local 49 of the Service Employees International Union seeks to block construction of the Park Avenue West Tower for the second time.

 

Port withdraws annexation proposal

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Port of Portland formally withdrew its consent to annex the West Hayden Island property to the City of Portland.

 

Cover Oregon enrolled fewer than projected

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The state health insurance exchange signed up approximately 20,000 individuals for private coverage, far fewer than anticipated.

 

Toll revenue will finance bridge construction

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Sponsors of the $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing project say Oregon will generate enough toll revenue to finance the freeway project.

 

Oregon gas prices ranked 19th nationwide

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The state's gas prices are the 19th most expensive in the nation.

 

Mt. Hood to get more snow

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Snow finally appeared on Mt. Hood late Tuesday and more is predicted to fall going into the weekend.

 
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