Salem business owners reject EID

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Friday, May 30, 2014

The city received enough written objections from property owners to terminate the Economic Improvement District.

 

Springfield hospital plans major upgrade

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Friday, May 30, 2014

The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center will spend $80 million on an expansion, to be completed by 2018.

 

UO report: Portland, Eugene economies expanding beyond normal pace

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Friday, May 30, 2014

The University of Oregon's Regional Economic Indexes show the Oregon metro areas have fared well in recent months.

 

Portland city council approves $15K for its share in green economy global study

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The city will participate in a sustainability study with the goal of better understanding the "relationship between environmental and industrial policy and growth."

 

Intel wants to sell chips for wearable technology

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The chipmaker is focusing on the "eyes, ears, wrists and torso" as a new market for its hardware products.

 

Elizabeth Warren supports Merkley re-election bid

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The U.S. Senator was spotted at two Portland fundraisers benefiting Sen. Jeff Merkley's bid for a second six-year term.

 

TriMet passes $607M budget

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The new budget will add trips to 26 bus lines, including more evening service that will bring more 15-minute service to 11 major lines.

 
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