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EV industry sparks $266.5M impact in Oregon

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A report completed by Portland State University researchers found that Oregon's electric vehicle industry created more than 1,500 jobs and sparked $266.5 million in economic activity.

 

OSU statewide budget flat

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Oregon State University's statewide public services may have to eliminate 30 faculty positions under Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed budget.

 

VC fund raising $10M for sustainable businesses in Northwest

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Former ShoreBank Pacific CEO David Williams joined Brock Metcalf at Reference Capital to raise a $10 million fund to make investments in sustainable Oregon and Washington businesses.

 

Propane company wants to open facility in Goshen

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Texas-based Pinnacle Propane plans to spend $2 million to open a multistage propane-tank facility in Goshen, creating 36 Lane County jobs.

 

Many Oregon lawmakers hold two jobs

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

67% of the 77th Legislative Assembly holds another job outside of being a legislator.

 

Soccer match-fixing scandal could have dire consequences for Nike, Adidas

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Nike and Adidas both sponsor national federations, club teams and soccer stars around the world. It is not yet known if any of their partners are among the suspects in 700 suspicious games.

 

Portland animal shelters reduce euthanizations

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Six Portland-area animal shelters banded together in 2006 to reduce the number of cats and dogs they euthanize, and the program was a success.

 
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