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Oregon Senate passes mascot bill

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Oregon Senate passed a bill that would loosen a mascot policy to let schools keep Native American mascots if local tribes approve of them.

 

Portland launches brownfield loan program

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portland has $1 million for its Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund to help clean up contaminated sites.

 

Portland budget shortfall drops to $21.5M

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Portland's budget shortfall is closer to $21.5 million than the previously estimated $25 million, Mayor Charlie Hales' office says.

 

Drones could help grow Eastern Oregon potatoes

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Agricultural researchers are testing two remote-controlled aircraft over fields in the Hermiston area to help farmers use water, fertilizer and pesticides more efficiently.

 

Oregon Democrats release tax plan

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Oregon Legislature released a $275 million tax increase plan that would fall on the top 5% of taxpaying households.

 

ESI buys semiconductor business

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaverton-based Electro Scientific Industries is buying Massachusetts-based semiconductor business GSI Group.

 

Oregon program helps small communities bring tourism

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Travel Oregon's "We Speak" program helps small, rural communities that want to draw tourists by educating community members.

 
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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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