Land-use 'grand bargain' to move through Oregon legislature

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

An amendment to House Bill 3078 would bring land inside Washington County's urban growth boundary and designate parcels as urban or rural reserves.

 

Legislator tries to bail out McMinnville airline

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Oregon State Senator Larry George tried to expand tax exemptions for Evergreen International Aviation Inc.'s nonprofits, which are behind on more than $1 million in taxes.

 

Lane County doctors in demand

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Approximately 9,000 new Oregon Health Plan members lack access to a primary care provider due to a shortage of doctors in the county.

 

Voters to decide on Milwaukie light-rail cuts

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Citizens will vote to accept an extra $36 tax to pay off TriMet's debt.

 

Hollywood Bowl closing in May

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The much beloved Northeast Portland bowling alley opened in 1962.

 

Longshore workers still paid when they don't work

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Monday, February 24, 2014

A contract provision requires the employers' group to establish a $20 million annual fund to pay idle union members.

 

California company makes offer on Blue Heron mill site

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Monday, February 24, 2014

The Shopoff Group offered $2.8 million for the Oregon City property.

 
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