Food stamp benefits drop

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Friday, November 01, 2013

A temporary increase of food stamp benefits as part of a recession stimulus package ends today. About 20% of Oregonians participate in the federal food stamp program.

 

Audit finds UO payroll abuses

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Friday, November 01, 2013

University of Oregon supervisors let 15 employees claim unearned overtime to make up for furloughs, an audit by the secretary of state's office found.

 

150,000 Oregonians health plans to be canceled

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Friday, November 01, 2013

About 150,000 Oregonians enrolled in individual health care plans will have their plans canceled because they don't provide the minimum level of coverage required.

 

Portland gets last new streetcar

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Friday, November 01, 2013

United Streetcar delivered the fifth, and final, streetcar to Portland.

 

Senators oppose Medford casino plan

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are opposed to a proposed Coquille Indian Tribe casino in Medford.

 

Kitzhaber campaign raising money

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber hasn't committed to a re-election bid, but his campaign has reported contributions of $232,000 so far this year.

 

Athletepath raises nearly $1M

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Portland startup Athletepath raised $925,000 in investment to help boost its sales and marketing.

 
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