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Portland tries to crack down on battery disposal

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Friday, May 10, 2013

An estimated 660,000 pounds of dry-cell batteries were thrown away by Portland-area households in 2009, something the region is trying to cut down on.

 

Construction hiring not keeping pace with rebound

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Housing construction is booming, but the industry is struggling to keep up with its workforce down 38%.

 

Bikes contribute $400M to Oregon tourism

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Recreational bicycle travel contributes $400 million of Oregon's annual $9 billion tourism industry.

 

TriMet machines froze thousands of credit cards

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

TriMet says a programming bug on its end erroneously marked 2,500 card transactions a month for fraud.

 

PGE breaks ground on natural gas plant

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Portland General Electric Co. broke ground on a new natural gas plant outside of Clatskanie.

 

Oregon incentive data incomplete

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Oregon officials have filed only six of 18 required reports on $665 million in subsidies.

 

Oregon outpaces other states in clean jobs

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Oregon ranked highest on a recent Clean Jobs Index.

 
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