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Light rail becomes issue for Columbia River Crossing

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Oregon House approved $450 million in bonds to pay for new Interstate 5 and light rail bridges connecting Portland and Vancouver, but Washington political leaders are still divided.

 

Facebook nearing completion on Building 2

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Facebook is nearing completion on Building 2 at its Prineville data center.

 

Consumer demand boosts cage-free eggs

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rising consumer demand means Oregon's largest egg producer, Willamette Egg Farms, is ramping up production of cage-free eggs.

 

Rep. Blumenauer says budget cuts could have silver lining

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rep. Earl Blumenauer hopes the federal sequester cuts will lead to a series of federal tax and spending reforms.

 

Budget cuts would affect other states more than Oregon

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A new chart reveals that Oregon is one of the least-affected states from the impending federal automatic budget cuts.

 

Manufacturers could lose between $30M and $116M from CRC

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Three companies that make structures upriver from the proposed Columbia River Crossing could lose between $30 million and $116 million in profits due to the lower clearance.

 

Zipcar adds electric vehicles in Portland

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Zipcar is adding battery-powered Honda Fit EVs to the Portland State University campus with charging stations by ECOtality.

 
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