Nestle water-trade deal protested by thousands in petition

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ENVIRONMENT ROUNDUP: Petition to governor to stop Nestle deal gathers thousands of signatures; regulators asked to shut nuclear plant until crack is fixed.

 

Nike faces Twitter backlash for police-appreciation promotion

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"Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" irks customers.

 

Portland approves $15 an hour minimum wage for city workers, contractors

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Portland City Council voted in favor of giving 150 contractors and some full-time workers a raise.

 

Construction starts on undersea cable from Hillsboro to Asia

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Microsoft and a Taiwanese business, join telecommunications companies from Asian nations to build the 8,000 mile-long cable.

 

OHSU researcher's goal: 'make every pregnancy planned, highly desired'

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Jensen is utilizing a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a nonsurgical permanent contraceptive.

 

New panel aims to break medical pot impasse

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sen. Peter Courtney says new Senate committee will work on resolving the issue.

 

Gov. Brown testifies on ethics reforms

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown spoke to support her proposed ethics legislation package.

 
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