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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.

 

Oregon Democrats release tax plan

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Oregon Legislature released a $275 million tax increase plan that would fall on the top 5% of taxpaying households.

 

ESI buys semiconductor business

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaverton-based Electro Scientific Industries is buying Massachusetts-based semiconductor business GSI Group.

 

Oregon program helps small communities bring tourism

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Travel Oregon's "We Speak" program helps small, rural communities that want to draw tourists by educating community members.

 
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I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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