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Multnomah County jail gets organic garden

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Multnomah County's Inverness Jail launched a pilot project of 12 raised garden beds as part of the Sustainable Jail Project.

 

Oregon jobless rate falls below 8 percent

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oregon's unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time since the Great Recession.

 

Oregon Attorney General endorses medical marijuana bill

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum endorsed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana outlets.

 

Senate panel approves timber funding renewal

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A U.S. Senate committee endorsed legislation to extend federal timber county subsidies for another year.

 

Clackamas County group forms 'Glock block'

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A group of neighbors in Milwaukie formed a group carry weapons to defend themselves.

 

Sherwood community can now regulate businesses

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Sherwood City Council moved the power to regulate big box retailers to residents, business owners and voters.

 

Kitzhaber signs benefit companies bill

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed the "benefit companies" bill that aims to attract socially conscious entrepreneurs to Oregon.

 
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The role of higher education as K-12 underperforms

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