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Oregon marijuana advocates still hoping for victory

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Marijuana legalization supporters in Oregon are hopeful despite Measure 80's failure.

 

Brownfield redevelopment could boost economy

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

More brownfield redevelopment like in Portland's South Waterfront could boost the economy and provide needed housing, a Metro report says.

 

No-parking apartments increase

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

A city of Portland study shows a boom in no-parking apartment construction, with little neighborhood parking impact.

 

Christmas marketing too early for consumers

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

More than 75% of shoppers think Christmas marketing is coming too early to stores, a new survey shows.

 

Chinese solar panel tariffs final

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously to finalize SolarWorld's tariffs on Chinese solar panels and cells.

 

Portland terminal operator says longshoremen attempting to monopolize

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Portland's container terminal operator accused the longshore union and its employers of conspiring to monopolize West Coast cargo handling.

 

Oregon repeals corporate kicker

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Oregon voters passed Measure 85, which diverts corporate kicker revenue into a fund for public schools instead of rebating the money to companies.

 
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