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Intel growth helps county roads

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Intel is paying millions of dollars in Hillsboro to expand roads.

 

Prison whistleblower fired

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Oregon Corrections Enterprises administrator Rob Killgore was fired. He blew the whistle on questionable hiring and spending at the Oregon Department of Corrections.

 

Nike studies land near headquarters

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Friday, March 15, 2013

An engineering company's report shows that Nike could be considering expansion on 28 acres west of the company's World Headquarters campus.

 

Portland's Small Business Administration funds microbreweries

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Friday, March 15, 2013

In the past three years, the Portland office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped 17 breweries obtain startup or expansion loans.

 

OSU researchers find new use for grape pulp

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Oregon State University researchers have discovered ways to convert pulp from crushed wine grapes into usable products.

 

Oregon's Labor Commissioner testifying in Congress

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian is testifying at a U.S. Senate hearing in support of raising the federal minimum wage.

 

Corporate rebate could kick in

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oregon tax collections are close to the threshold that would send millions of dollars back to companies.

 
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