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Proposed Sherwood budget would cut jobs for third straight year

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Sherwood City Manager Joe Gall's proposed budget eliminates two positions and reduces the general fund.

 

Intel CEO search enters 22nd week

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Intel is still looking for a replacement for CEO Paul Otellini 22 weeks after news of his impending retirement in May.

 

Store owners on front lines of gun debate

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Monday, April 08, 2013

After the gun deaths in Connecticut, sales have risen at stores selling firearms.

 

Oregon a finalist for 'Azalea' factory

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Friday, April 05, 2013

State lawmakers confirmed that Oregon is a finalist for an electronics factory that would invest $5B in the state and employ 1,000.

 

Feds recommend removing Klamath River dams

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Friday, April 05, 2013

The federal government recommended that all four hydroelectric dams be removed from the Klamath River in Oregon and California to help with salmon runs.

 

Nike executives meet with Portland city commissioners

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Nike is still considering expanding to Portland, as evidenced by company executives meeting with three of four city commissioners.

 

Unemployment checks fall

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Oregon sent 700,000 fewer unemployment checks in the beginning of 2013 compared to a year ago.

 
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