Oregon farmers aren't excited about hemp

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Activists are happy about the prospect of growing industrial hemp in Oregon, but local farmers aren't as excited.

 

Evergreen selling off farmland

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The founder of Evergreen International Aviation has been selling off hundreds of acres of farmland.

 

Jaguar Land Rover to open Portland research center

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jaguar Land Rover plans to open a research center in Portland with Intel.

 

Portland startups support marriage equality

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fifteen of Portland's tech startups issued a letter backing marriage equality in Oregon.

 

E-cigs grow in popularity in Oregon

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Use of electronic cigarettes is growing rapidly in Oregon.

 

Portland's underwater mortgages fall

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

More than half of the 144,000 Portland-area underwater mortgages are back in positive equity.

 

Construction leading Oregon's employment recovery

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Construction is Oregon's fastest-growing major employer, adding 6,500 jobs in the past year.

 
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