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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.

 

Navy won't send ships to Rose Festival

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The U.S. Navy won't send ships to the Portland Rose Festival or Seattle's SeaFair because of mandatory budget cuts.

 

Tektronix introduces new product

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaverton-based Tektronix introduced its new precision PA4000 Power Analyzer to the market.

 

Oregon hospital gets therapy llama, alpaca

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Providence Children's Center receives visits from an alpaca named Napoleon and a llama named Rojo as therapy animals to cheer up patients.

 
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