Outdoor industry calls on Sen. Wyden

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Northwest outdoor industry business leaders want Sen. Ron Wyden to add more protections for the environment.

 

Salem-Keizer video stores still exist

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Two of the three remaining Salem Blockbusters are closing this month, but the area still has a few video stores.

 

Central Oregon gets promotional video

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Bend video producer Scott Elnes wants to promote the region's beer, recreation and technology with a music video.

 

Oregon cuts uninsured rate by 10 percent

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Friday, October 18, 2013

The number of Oregon's uninsured dropped by 10%, according to Oregon Health Authority officials.

 

Oregon venture capital stalls

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Oregon entrepreneurs raised $112.57 million in venture capital for the first three quarters of the year, about 3% below the average over the past decade.

 

Washington's GMO fight could spread to Oregon

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Friday, October 18, 2013

A Washington initiative to label genetically modified foods could reverberate in Oregon, where activists hope for their own labeling initiative to be on the 2014 ballot.

 

Oregon medical marijuana has to be tested for pesticides

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Medical marijuana sold in Oregon dispensaries has to be tested for impurities and potency under a new law.

 
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