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Enterprise Zones save Hillsboro businesses $10M

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hillsboro's Enterprise Zone agreements saved businesses $10 million in property taxes and more than doubled the area's employment.

 

Audit says Oregon not tracking food-stamp fraud

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Oregon's Department of Human Services doesn't know how much fraud is going on among the 813, 446 Oregon Trail cardholders, a new audit says.

 

CenturyLink closing Hood River call center

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CenturyLink plans to close its Hood River call center and lay off 51 employees this summer.

 

Drone launched over Pendleton

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Oregon Army National Guard launched a drone in Pendleton, the first-ever flight of an unmanned military aircraft through civilian airspace.

 

Oregon Capitol gets EV chargers

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Three new electric vehicle chargers are now installed near Oregon's State Capitol.

 

Legislature bans Waldo Lake motors

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Oregon House approved a measure banning all gas-powered engines from Waldo Lake. It now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber.

 

Portland bandage-maker acquired for $3M

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Portland-based surgical bandage-maker HemCon Medical Technologies was acquired for $3 million by a Connecticut company.

 
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