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Portland considers fines for irresponsible dog owners

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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Portland City Council will consider fining dog owners who don't clean up after their dogs or keep them off leash in undesignated areas.

 

Boston police used Oregon technology to find hiding suspect

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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Massachusetts State Police used technology from Wilsonville-based Flir Systems to find Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

 

Nike picks Washington County for expansion

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Nike will expand its headquarters in Washington County instead of building office space along Portland's South Waterfront.

 

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.

 
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