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Eugene getting $2M skate park

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Construction of a $2 million Washington-Jefferson skate park in Eugene is set to begin this summer after years of delay.

 

Chandra Brown gets Commerce Department post

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Clackamas-based United Streetcar CEO Chandra Brown was named the deputy assistant secretary of manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Portland startup first in U.S. to get money from Israeli crowdfunders

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Portland-based renewable energy systems-maker Lucid Energy is the first U.S. enterprise to receive money from an Israel crowdfunding specialist.

 

Oregon's colleges have some of the worst finances in the nation

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Oregon's public colleges are enduring some of the most dire financial straits in the nation, a new report says.

 

Bonneville has $3.5M for researchers

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Bonneville Power Administration wants to develop more efficient ways to develop and deliver energy, and has $3.5 million available for new projects.

 

Ashland entrepreneur's MustHaveMenus serves thousands

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ashland entrepreneur Jim Williams' online menu provider company MustHaveMenus serves 15,000 restaurants.

 

Oregon commutes getting worse

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A growing number of Oregon residents are forced into extreme commutes due to lasting recession effects.

 
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