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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Congress approved a one-year extension of the federal Production Tax Credit, a key incentive for Oregon wind energy developers.

 

Oregon organic farmers seek genetically modified crop ban

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Supporters of a Jackson County ban on genetically modified crops filed signatures without he county clerk to put a measure on the ballot.

 

Oregon seeks 10,000 residents due foreclosure settlement payments

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Two weeks before the deadline, 10,000 Oregonians eligible for payments from a nationwide foreclosure settlement haven't filed claims.

 

Short-term vacation rooms on the rise

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

As many as 1,000 Portland homeowners rent out rooms and homes through websites like airbnb.com. They are not licensed and are not paying required hotel/motel taxes.

 

ShopIgniter co-founder steps aside

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Co-founder Alan Wizemann will remain on the board of ShopIgniter, but is stepping aside as chief product officer to be a consultant for Target.

 

Oregon state property tobacco ban in effect

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

State workers in Oregon can no longer smoke or chew tobacco outside their offices.

 

Cannon Beach entrepreneur develops salt company

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company owner Jonathan Johnston took a year and a half to get his sea salt process down to a tee.

 
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