Portland teachers vote to strike

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

The city's teachers will vote to authorize a strike next week.

 

Boat dismantling at Port of Astoria sparks concerns

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Environmentalists question Pier 3 boat yard's use for dismantling vessels.

 

Hanjin Shipping Co. may drop Portland

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The global shipping company plans to stop calling on one of four West Coast ports, including the Port of Portland.

 

TriMet must solve money and safety problems

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A state audit shows the public transit agency's challenges revolve around employee morale, maintenance safety and unfunded financial obligations.

 

Oregon GMO measure up for debate

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Oregon Farm Bureau is fighting a proposed ban from organic farmers to prohibit genetically modified crops in Jackson County.

 

Demolition begins at Boise Cascade site

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Boise Cascade warehouse in downtown Salem is converting into a private real estate development.

 

Billups Worldwide lands on Forbes list

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Lake Oswego-based media company made Forbes' list of the nation's 100 Most Promising Companies.

 
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