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26 Portland firefighters get layoff notices

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

26 members of Portland Fire & Rescue received layoff notices under a new budget approved by the City Council.

 

Keen president leaves after one month

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Portland footwear company Keen's president Mike Abbott is moving on after joining the company a month ago.

 

Plastic bag campaigns begin in Oregon

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

An effort to ban plastic bags in cities around Oregon is kicking off after a statewide ban failed in the Legislative session.

 

Oregon wheat stunted by dry spell

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Eastern Oregon's wheat crop is suffering due to a lack of rain.

 

Wildfires force home evacuations in Oregon

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Oregon crews are battling six major wildfires that have forces the evacuation of more than 100 houses.

 

Rep. Bonamici works to fix internship system

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has a solution to fix Washington D.C.'s unpaid internship system.

 

LaborWorks opens 11th branch

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Industrial staffing agency LaborWorks opened a branch in Tigard, its 11th along the West Coast.

 
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An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.


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The ancient fish that stops bullets

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More than 250 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s seventh annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon.


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As the recession recedes and tourism grows, Central Oregon resorts redefine themselves for a new generation.


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Up in the Air

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Portland tech veteran Ben Berry is leaving his post as Portland’s chief technology officer for a full-time role producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aimed at first responders and the military. Berry’s AirShip Technologies Group is poised to be on the ground floor of an industry that will supply drones to as many as 100,000 police, fire and emergency agencies nationwide. He reveals the plan for takeoff.


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