Oregon Zoo expecting lion cubs

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Oregon Zoo is expecting lion cubs for the first time in several decades.

 

Treasurer proposes college scholarship plan

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is proposing a first-of-its-kind college scholarship program considered risky by investment professionals.

 

News Corp sells Medford and Ashland newspapers

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

News Corp sold 33 publications, including Medford's Mail Tribune and Ashland's Daily Tidings.

 

TriMet releases Tickets app

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

TriMet released its new mobile ticketing app that works for buses and trains systemwide. It was developed by Portland startup GlobeSherpa.

 

Hermiston plant workers re-enter job market

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Employees who previously destroyed chemical weapons at an Eastern Oregon plant are now re-entering the job market.

 

Fed chief speaks in Portland

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Federal Reserve's San Francisco chief is giving his first public speech since June in Portland this morning.

 

Union says Portland giving their jobs to inmates

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Union leaders say the city of Portland's contracts with county jail and state prisons are essentially stealing union work.

 
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