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Oregon House supports casting electoral votes for popular vote

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Friday, April 19, 2013

The Oregon House approved House Bill 3077 that would cast the states's electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote for president, regardless of state results.

 

Oregon venture capital off to fast start

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Oregon startups raised more investment capital in the first quarter of 2013 than in any first quarter since 2000.

 

Kitzhaber declares drought emergency in Klamath County

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency for Klamath County, due to low snowpack.

 

Oregon gun control bills head to Senate floor

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Four gun control bills were voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee after many negotiations and amendments.

 

Company proposes shipbreaking at Port of Astoria

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Friday, April 19, 2013

A company has proposed a shipbreaking operation at the Port of Astoria to take apart and recycle vessels.

 

Bi-Mart plans to add Sweet Home store

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Bi-Mart plans to open a third store in Linn County, if it can buy 3.5 acres east of the Sweet Home Police Department.

 

Mortgage rates near historic lows

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Average U.S. fixed mortgage rates fell to 3.41%, near the historic low of 3.31% reached in November.

 
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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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Buy the book

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