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SoloPower cuts California jobs amid restructuring

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

SoloPower is laying off 61 in San Jose, Calif. this month as it focuses on production in Portland.

 

Cover Oregon adds providers

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

22 health care providers will offer medical and dental plans online through Cover Oregon this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Two Oregon companies plan Salem expansions

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

NORPAC Foods and Henningsen Cold Storage plan to build a cold storage warehouse in southeast Salem, indicating confidence in the region's agriculture.

 

Cedar Hills Crossing expected to create 300 jobs

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Construction on Beaverton's Cedar Hills Crossing is expected to create 300 new jobs.

 

Environmental groups move to file coal action

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Environmental groups including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Columbia Gorge intend to sue coal businesses for alleged federal Clean Water Act violations.

 

Milwaukie prepares for light rail cuts

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Milwaukie will consider service cuts and higher taxes as possible solutions to pay for its financial obligation to TriMet for light rail construction.

 

$382M in wages eligible for Gain Share program

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Intel and Genentech generated about $382 million in wages that are eligible for a program that shares income taxes with counties that offer businesses property tax abatement.

 
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