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Ports key for rural jobs

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oregon's ports are being hurt by declining federal support and job losses, officials told a Senate committee.

 

Timber fight upcoming

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oregon environmental groups will push for increased logging restrictions if a federal bill to boost harvest passes Congress.

 

Insitu lands $300M Navy contract

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Insitu won a $300 million contract to support unmanned aircraft for the Navy.

 

BLM considers logging near Vida

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Monday, September 16, 2013

The federal Bureau of Land Management is considering logging on parts of forestland near Vida.

 

Daimler confirms Swan Island HQ plans

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Daimler Trucks North America plans a new waterfront headquarters on wan Island, a $150 million project that will add 400 jobs.

 

Liquor privatization bad for Oregon, OLCC chair says

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Privatizing liquor in Oregon would hurt state revenue and the growing craft distillery industry, the OLCC chairman says.

 

Eugene company teams up with OSU

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Eugene food processing equipment manufacturer A&K Development is teaming up with OSU to improve its machinery and explore new uses for it.

 
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Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.


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Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.

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