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Growing organic industry helps Gresham business

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Monday, February 11, 2013

The booming organic food industry is causing rapid growth at Organically Grown in Gresham, the largest wholesale distributor of organic food in the northwest.

 

Goodwill's job centers help Oregonians find work

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties is opening a fourth employment center to help boost the number of clients it helps find work. 700 clients reported to the agency that they found work last year.

 

Upstart Labs secures investment for startup incubator

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Portland-based Upstart Labs secured new investment from Rogue Venture Partners for its startup incubator.

 

ODA opens area to canola production

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Friday, February 08, 2013

The Oregon Department of Agriculture opened 2,500 acres in the Willamette Valley to canola production.

 

Oregon Health Authority director influenced forecast

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Friday, February 08, 2013

The Oregon Health Authority "influenced" the caseload estimate for a program, leading to a $141 million budget surplus, an audit shows.

 

East Coast storm cancels PDX flights

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Many flights are grounded at the Portland International Airport as the East Coast braces for a major blizzard.

 

Lawmakers considered special legislation for 'Azalea'

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Oregon lawmakers considered special legislation to lure "Azalea," the mysterious computer chip factory.

 
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