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Kitzhaber to replace lottery director

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oregon Lottery director Larry Niswender is retiring, and Gov. John Kitzhaber is set to name a replacement soon.

 

Burch's expands in Eugene

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Burch's Shoes plans to open a 10,000-square-foot outlet store in Eugene in March 2014.

 

Vacant Portland school to become offices, retail

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Construction will begin this month on Portland's long-vacant Washington High School.

 

Solar Oregon leader leaves for Lockheed Martin

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Solar Oregon Esecutive Director Claire Carlson is stepping down for a post with Lockheed Martin's energy department.

 

Blazers, Timbers and Thorns support gay marriage

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Monday, October 14, 2013

The Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers and Thorns are the first major U.S. professional sports organizations to support same-sex marriage.

 

Oregon economy improves

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Oregon's economy is showing signs that it continues to improve, despite the fact that state unemployment numbers aren't being released due to the government shutdown.

 

Ted Wheeler pushes education endowment

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Monday, October 14, 2013

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler wants to create a state-funded endowment for education beyond high school, to be decided in the November 2014 general election.

 
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