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Oregon budget cycle begins

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Oregon's two-year budget cycle begins today without a completed budget.

 

Oregon cracks down on charities

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Oregon is the first state to crack down on charities that spend too little of their money on their missions.

 

Daimler Trucks workers strike

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Union workers at Daimler Trucks North America's Swan Island plant are on strike.

 

Made in America house sells for $2.1M

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Monday, July 01, 2013

A West Linn house built with all American materials has pre-sold for $2.1 million.

 

Third American-made streetcar hits the streets

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Monday, July 01, 2013

United Streetcar's third streetcar began carrying passengers in Portland last week.

 

Drones keep tabs on Oregon potatoes

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Two drones are now flying over Oregon State University potato fields in search of unhealthy plants.

 

Ashland development reduces parking spots

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Construction on a large piece of undeveloped land in downtown Ashland has taken away 70 public parking spaces.

 
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