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Precision Castparts workers to vote on unionization

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

2,300 Portland employees of Precision Castparts Corp. will vote in June on whether to unionize.

 

Number of unvaccinated children grows

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oregon had the highest number of kindergarteners in the country opting out of immunizations in 2012, and the rate inched up from 5.8% to 6.4% this year.

 

Klamath Basin prepares for irrigation shutoffs

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

200 cattle ranchers and hay farmers in the upper Klamath Basin are preparing for irrigation shutoffs as the Klamath Tribes take control of senior water rights for the first time in a century.

 

Sherwood residents oppose Walmart

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Sherwood residents attended a City Council meeting to protest the impending arrival of a Walmart.

 

Taxpayers may have to fight fake IDs

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A recent flood of fake IDs might make Multnomah County taxpayers subsidize bars.

 

Heat causes growth spurt for Oregon vineyards

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The recent warm and dry weather caused a major growth spurt at Willamette Valley vineyards.

 

Oregon's congressional clout rises

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oregon's clout in Congress is growing faster than almost all other states.

 
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