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$1B PERS funds go into private equity

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Oregon Investment Council has slowed its pace of investing in private partnerships, but committed nearly $1 billion from PERS.

 

Tribe buys Medford cattle ranch

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Umpqua Tribe of Indians is buying a cattle ranch outside Medford as part of an effort to diversify economic development outside of its Canyonville casino.

 

Jackson County votes against casino

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted against a proposed Coquille Indian Tribe casino in Medford.

 

Oregon Senate says state should regulate farm crops

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Oregon Senate passed a bill that gives the state the power to regulate what seeds can and can't be sown, instead of counties.

 

Eugene's plastic bag ban begins

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Eugene's plastic bag ban went into effect May 1, along with a mandatory 5 cent fee for paper bags.

 

SolarWorld debt restructure not expected to affect Hillsboro

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

SolarWorld AG officials think the debt restructuring proposal won't have a direct effect on the company's Hillsboro operations.

 

Portland mayor releases 2013-14 budget

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales released his 2013-14 budget proposal, cutting 183 staff positions as a partial fix to the city's projected $21.5 million funding gap.

 
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