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DOE to invest $226M in NuScale Power

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Friday, December 13, 2013

NuScale Power received a federal government funding round of up to $226 million to develop small modular reactor technology.

 

Longshoremen win port jobs

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber assigned two disputed Port of Portland jobs to longshoremen, hoping to keep Hanjin from abandoning the city.

 

Sales tax debate hits Oregon again

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber is gathering business and political leaders to discuss a sales tax in Oregon.

 

Oregon health insurance co-ops postpone deadlines

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Oregon's two new health insurance cooperatives postponed key enrollment deadlines so more Oregonians have coverage Jan. 1.

 

Intel releases economic impact report

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Intel's annual impact on the Oregon economy is $26.7 billion, according to a new study.

 

Amtrak improves Willamette Valley service

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Amtrak announced a new schedule to improve train service through the Willamette Valley in 2014.

 

Federal grant saves Portland firefighter jobs

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Friday, December 13, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the Portland Fire and Rescue Bureau a $4.5 million grant to maintain 26 firefighter jobs.

 
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