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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.

 

Pendleton tries to lure drone makers

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pendleton officials are trying to lure drone aircraft manufacturers to their industrial park.

 
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