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Lack of data on lobbyist spending

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Businesses and organizations spent at least $18.8 million from January to June on lobbyists.

 

Vancouver OKs oil train terminal

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Port of Vancouver commissioners approved a Columbia River crude oil train distribution facility, against environmentalists' wishes.

 

Kaiser tries to find new positions after layoffs

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kaiser Permanente has found new jobs for 50 of its 111 workers being laid off at its Lloyd Center membership services call center.

 

Richardson to announce governor candidacy

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

State Rep. Dennis Richardson is announcing his candidacy for governor. Richardson is a Central Point Republican.

 

PIE picks seven startups

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Portland Incubator Experiment named seven companies to its third class.

 

New Seasons coming to Tualatin

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Seasons announced it will have a store in Tualatin's Nyberg Rivers shopping center. It will be its farthest store from Portland.

 

Street of Dreams tour begins

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NW Natural's Street of Dreams home tour will display nine homes in West Linn beginning this weekend.

 
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