Oregon's economic recovery carrying over to 2014

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The state's economy continues to grow at a steady rate.

 

Twin methanol plants in Columbia County considered environmentally safe

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Supporters of the two $1 billion-refineries say emissions would be "cleaner than those from factories that use petroleum or coal to make methanol."

 

Lake Oswego debates downtown redevelopment plan

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Residents testified about the plan to build an upscale housing and retail center.

 

Lawsuit filed against Dorena Hydro LLC

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mowat Construction Company claims the developer of a hydroelectric project near Cottage Grove owes the contractor more than $2.8 million.

 

Vendscreen Inc. raised $17.8M

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Portland-based vending machine technology firm lands $17.8 million.

 

Oregonian changing to a compact format

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The newspaper is cutting its size from a broadsheet to an “easier-to-hold” format.

 

Portland Public Water District files petitions

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Supporters want independent control of the Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services.

 
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