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Oregon's middle-class families are struggling

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Many middle-class families in Oregon are struggling, the newly updated Family Budget Calculator for 2013 shows. A two-parent, two-child family in Salem needs $63,978 annually to achieve basic economic security. Yet a family of four earning $23,550 is considered to be at the federal poverty threshold.

 

Cowlitz Tribe pushes for casino

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Cowlitz Tribe plans to build a $510 million casino resort near La Center off I-5. The tribe hopes to break ground in 2014 after 11 years of fighting.

 

Oregon hospitals get ranked

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

U.S. News ranked hospitals around the country. See how Oregon hospitals stacked up.

 

Puppet Labs buys Cloudsmith

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Portland startup Puppet Labs acquired Cloudsmith, its second announced acquisition after Marionette Collective in 2010. Puppet Labs has raised nearly $46 million in outside investment recently.

 

Coos Bay getting new brewery

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

7 Devils Brewing is set to open in the fall in Coos Bay. It will be the first new microbrewery in the area in more than a decade.

 

NW Portland Con-way site sold

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Con-way finalized the sale of two acres at its Northwest Portland campus, to become a New Seasons Market, other retail, and an 115-unit apartment complex. The renovation is set to begin in 2014 and open in spring 2015.

 

Prineville home to flying car business

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Samson Motors set up business at the Prineville/Crook County Airport. The company's prototype is called the Switchblade, an experimental aircraft that is designed to drive from an owner's garage to a local airport.

 
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