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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oregon's bridges were ranked seventh best in the nation by a new report.

 

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.

 
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Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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