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Oregon LNG applies for federal permit

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Backers of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River say that approval would preempt opposition from Clatsop County.

 

Polaris offers lab services to battery startups

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A new Beaverton-based manufacturing and testing lab might even the playing field for U.S. battery companies.

 

Liquor surcharge would boost state budget

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Oregon liquor authorities will vote Wednesday morning on whether to add a 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge to the price of spirits.

 

Portland collects more than $7M in arts tax

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The deadline to pay Portland’s Arts Tax on time has passed.

 

EV driving costs 96 cents per gallon, DOE website says

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A new U.S. government tool shows a typical EV in Oregon could go as far on 96 cents worth of electricity as a similar vehicle could on a gallon of unleaded gasoline.

 

Pacific Seafood to relocate at Tongue Point

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Pacific Coast Seafood employees will be temporarily relocating to the Del Mar Seafoods facility at North Tongue Point by the end of the week.

 

Klamath Tribes put out call for historic water rights

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The move will likely cut off irrigation water to hundreds of cattle ranchers and farmers in the upper basin this summer.

 
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