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Portland votes down fluoride

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Portland voted down measure 26-151 that would have required the fluoridation of the city's drinking water.

 

Urban Airshop adds 30 employees in three months

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Portland startup Urban Airship's rapidly rising workforce drove its need to move into Vestas' larger offices.

 

Questions raised on Hayden Island plans

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Port of Portland's proposal to spend $130 million on new marine terminals on Hayden Island is raising questions about the economic impact of the plan.

 

CenturyLink wants to cut back on maintenance in Oregon

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The largest provider of landline telephone and Internet service in Oregon wants to cut back on how often it repairs utility poles.

 

NYT blog draws parallels between Oklahoma and Oregon

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New York Times blogger Andrew Revkin drew parallels between Oklahoma's lack of school tornado shelters and Oregon school's vulnerability to an upcoming earthquake.

 

Lane County jobless rate falls to 8 percent

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lane County's unemployment rate fell to 8% in April, the lowest it has been since September 2008.

 

Urban Airship to move into Vestas' offices

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Portland startup Urban Airship is moving its headquarters into the Pearl District offices of wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.

 
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