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Oregon Zoo breaks attendance record

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Oregon Zoo had more than 1.67 million visitors last year, a record for its 125-year history.

 

Lane County workers brave the heat

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A slew of Lane County workers are outside in the heat despite the recent heat wave.

 

Oregon employers find jobs hard to fill

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Nearly half of the vacant jobs in Oregon are classified as "difficult to fill," according to a new report by the Employment Department.

 

Oregon Senate bans canola in Willamette Valley

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Oregon Senate passed House Bill 2427, largely banning the growing of canola in the Willamette Valley until January 2019.

 

Galois wins $8.1M Air Force contract

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Portland's Galois won an $8.1 million contract to research and develop cyberwar plans with the Air Force.

 

Mentor Graphics extends 'poison pill'

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Mentor Graphics extended a "shareholder rights plan" to block hostile takeovers.

 

Oregon bans insecticide after bee deaths

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Oregon has temporarily banned the pesticide responsible for the recent high-profile bee die-off in a Wilsonville parking lot.

 
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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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