Veteran enrollment up at OSU

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Oregon State University is enrolling military veterans at a higher rate thanks to new programs aimed at student veterans.

 

Oregon wildlife sanctuary keeper dies

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Monday, November 11, 2013

WildCat Haven Sanctuary head keeper Renee Radziwon-Chapman was killed at the facility near Sherwood.

 

TriMet to release pedestrian warning system

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Monday, November 11, 2013

TriMet is using a $400,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to test audio and visual devices that warn pedestrians of oncoming buses.

 

Cover Oregon hiring 400 to process paper applications

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Cover Oregon will hire 400 temporary workers to process paper applications while its website is being fixed.

 

Evergreen Airlines closing down

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Evergreen International Airlines will be closing effective Nov. 29.

 

Economy adds 204,000 jobs in October

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Friday, November 08, 2013

The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, higher than expected.

 

Portland City Club criticizes property tax

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Friday, November 08, 2013

The City Club of Portland released a report calling on Oregonians to repeal three ballot measures that it says turned the state's property tax into a "Frankentax."

 
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