'Grand bargain' fails

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The "grand bargain" of tax increases and PERS cuts failed in the Oregon Senate.

 

Oregon moves ahead with college funding plan

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Oregon's legislature is moving ahead with a plan to let students attend college with no money down.

 

Firefighters battle blazes in Eastern Oregon

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Firefighters are fighting a 0% contained wildfire in Eastern Oregon near Lake Owhyee that they hope to contain by July 6.

 

Oregonians buying more cars

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Oregonians are outpacing the recent national surge of buying new cars and trucks by two percent.

 

Sherwood approves business regulatory committee

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Prompted by a controversial new Walmart, Sherwood created a committee that gives residents the power to regulate big box owners.

 

Weather affecting cherry harvests

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Recent rain and the current heat wave are hurting the early and mid-season Northwest cherry harvest.

 

Oregon Zoo breaks attendance record

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Oregon Zoo had more than 1.67 million visitors last year, a record for its 125-year history.

 
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