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Oregon reviews wind farm tax credits

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Oregon Department of Energy is reevaluating its approval of $30 million in tax credits for the Shepherd's Flat wind farm.

 

Oregon House to vote on Columbia River Crossing

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The proposed Columbia River Crossing is scheduled to be voted on in the Oregon House today.

 

Mandatory spending cuts could mean major changes in Oregon

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Federal spending cuts are likely to begin hitting March 1, affecting Oregon in ways big and small.

 

Brattain International opening Eugene center

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Brattain International Trucks is building a new $6 million sales and service center in west Eugene, nearly doubling its space in the Eugene-Springfield area.

 

Small airports could close control towers

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Automatic federal spending cuts could close 100 air-traffic control towers at smaller airports, including five in Oregon.

 

DEQ calls Nosler cleanup a success

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Oregon environmental officials say the cleanup after a major explosion at a Bend bullet and ammunition manufacturer was a success.

 

Google expands free Wi-Fi

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Google invested another $50,000 to expand free Wi-Fi in The Dalles.

 
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