Portland teachers close to first-ever district strike

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Members of the Portland Association of Teachers will vote tonight on a possible walkout.

 

Oregon looking into free community college tuition

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The state will consider allowing Oregon high school graduates to attend community colleges for free.

 

Liquor privatization bill sparks criticism

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A Senate hearing on modernizing the state's liquor system revealed a divide among interested parties.

 

Oregon tech companies to aid Sochi Olympics broadcasts

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Beaverton-based Tektronix and Portland-based Elemental Technologies will provide video technology at the Winter Olympics.

 

Adidas files lawsuit against Under Armour

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The athletic footwear and apparel brand claims the Baltimore-based company is violating several digital fitness patents.

 

Intel: New rules set for executives' pay

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The chip maker will require executives to own specific amounts of shares and will tie their bonuses to operating goals.

 

Insurance agents deal with Cover Oregon issues

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Insurance agents have varied success when enrolling patients with the state's health insurance exchange.

 
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