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Integra moving HQ from Portland to Vancouver

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portland telecommunications company Integra is moving its headquarters and employees to Vancouver, Wash.

 

Eugene chosen to hold Olympic track trials again

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Eugene was chosen to host the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials for the third time in a row, in 2016.

 

Incomes not keeping up with rebounding home prices

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portland homebuyers may be paying smaller monthly payments than in the past, but they're buying higher cost homes relative to their income.

 

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.

 
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