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Jeff Sanders wants to bring golf tournament to Portland

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jeff Sanders and his Beaverton-based Jeff Sanders Promotions wants to add a golf tournament to Oregon.

 

Fred Meyer gets new president

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fred Meyer chose Lynn Gust as the chain's new president. He has worked for the company since he began as a bag boy in 1970 at $1.65 an hour.

 

Siuslaw shareholders getting dividend

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Siuslaw Financial Group is giving a special dividend to its shareholders to be paid before the end of the year to beat an expected tax increase.

 

Portland ecodistricts move forward

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Portland's five ecodistricts are moving forward under the leadership of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

 

Lucid Energy strikes deal with Portland

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lucid Energy made a deal with the Portland Water Bureau and the city of Portland to install an in-pipe hydroelectric system.

 

Canola plan moves forward

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is moving ahead with its plan to allow canola production in the Willamette Valley.

 

Oregon among states with stable finances

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Oregon is listed among the states with stable tax collections and government spending in a new national survey.

 
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