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Central Oregon gets webcams as fire lookouts

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Monday, November 26, 2012

A pair of webcams were installed above Lake Chinook in Central Oregon to act as fire lookouts.

 

Oregon Christmas tree growers see healthy demand

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Monday, November 26, 2012

After a recent surplus of Oregon Christmas trees that forced prices down, growers are seeing steady prices and good demand for their trees.

 

Beaverton shop serves backyard farmers

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Beaverton now has a supply store for backyard farmers called New Suburbia.

 

Proposed charter schools pull applications

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Two proposed Portland charter schools have withdrawn their applications.

 

Cyber Monday expected to be big

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Monday, November 26, 2012

This year's Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row.

 

Cargo ships prepare to bypass Port of Portland

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ocean cargo carriers are preparing to bypass the Port of Portland because of a planned marine terminal security guard strike on Sunday.

 

Focus Designs sells one-wheeled EV

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Camas, Wash.-based Focus Designs is shipping one-wheeled Segway-like vehicles to consumers.

 
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