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Salem housing market rebounds

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Salem home prices are rising and sales are up, after years of suffering.

 

Oregon House considers limiting tax breaks

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

An Oregon House panel is considering a plan to raise $275 million by limiting tax breaks to higher-income families and businesses.

 

Basketball boosts Adidas' exposure

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Adidas outfits both championship teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

 

Farm grants pay for climate change adaptations

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is handing out $5.3 million in grants to help adapt to extreme climate changes that cause drought.

 

Eugene prepares for strong tourism season boosted by track

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Although Eugene won't be able to beat the tourism boost of last year's Olympic Trials, Tracktown is hosting the NCAA track and field championship in June.

 

Portland mayor extends weekend street closures

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales decided to extend street closures in Old Town for another 60 days.

 

Medford pear market stabilizes

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Medford's pear market has stabilized and is poised for a comeback after dropping 28% in production over the past five years.

 
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