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Oregon economic gap grows

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

The gap between Oregon's metro area economies widened in February.

 

Oregon jobless rate falls

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oregon's unemployment rate hit its lowest point in four years in March, at 8.2%.

 

Lane Metro Partnership in turmoil

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Business recruitment nonprofit Lane Metro Partnership is in turmoil as it tries to oust the longtime executive director.

 

Washington County considers building changes

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Washington County is considering relaxing building height restrictions to help Nike expand.

 

Tripwire renews Portland HQ lease

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tripwire renewed its 49,600-square-foot headquarters lease in downtown Portland.

 

Six Oregon colleges make green list

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Six Oregon universities made it onto Princeton Review's annual Guide to Green Colleges.

 

Rancher becomes first Oregon GOP candidate

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Eastern Oregon rancher Jon Justesen has formed a committee to seek the Republican nomination for governor next year.

 
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