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Northwest companies sign 'climate declaration'

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Portland Trail Blazers, Nike, Intel and Adidas are among 33 companies signing a "climate declaration" that urges policymakers to take action on global warming.

 

Portland approves apartment parking requirement

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Portland City Council approved minimum parking requirements for large apartment buildings.

 

Audit shows problems with Oregon's universities

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Oregon University System lacks financial tracking and reporting, a new audit shows.

 

Oregon Senate passes mascot bill

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Oregon Senate passed a bill that would loosen a mascot policy to let schools keep Native American mascots if local tribes approve of them.

 

Portland launches brownfield loan program

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portland has $1 million for its Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund to help clean up contaminated sites.

 

Portland budget shortfall drops to $21.5M

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Portland's budget shortfall is closer to $21.5 million than the previously estimated $25 million, Mayor Charlie Hales' office says.

 

Drones could help grow Eastern Oregon potatoes

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Agricultural researchers are testing two remote-controlled aircraft over fields in the Hermiston area to help farmers use water, fertilizer and pesticides more efficiently.

 
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