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High school grad rates still low

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Oregon high schools have one of the worst rates in the nation for graduating students on time.

 

Homebuilders turn to apartments

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Homebuilders known for single-family houses are putting more resources toward rental apartments.

 

Chinese company sues over blocked wind farm

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chinese-owned Rails Corp., which was blocked by Pres. Obama from buying an Oregon wind farm, is suing the company that owns the project.

 

Portland may require paid sick days

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Currently, 80% of Portland's food service workers receive no paid sick days, a fact that may soon change.

 

Energy Trust to fund $1M solar electric projects

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Energy Trust of Oregon is making up to $1 million of incentives available for large solar electric projects.

 

DuPont Pioneer expanding in Hermiston

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

DuPont Pioneer plans to expand its Hermiston plant, doubling the capacity of its corn and hybrid seed processing facility.

 

Beaverton school unveils solar project

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

REC Solar and Kenyon Energy finished a three-system solar project for the Beaverton School District.

 
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