Oregon ag production sets record

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Oregon's agricultural production was worth $5.4 billion in 2012, a new record.

 

Oregonians worried about retirement

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Half of Oregon residents are concerned about their ability to save for retirement, a new survey found.

 

Audit finds issues with Oregon housing programs

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Friday, July 26, 2013

An audit found significant overlap with 120 state programs that help low-income Oregonians get affordable housing.

 

Oregon timber sales postponed

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Friday, July 26, 2013

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management postponed three Oregon timber sales. It needs more time to consider a federal court decision ordering it to see more timber.

 

PERS board may lower assumed earnings rate

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Friday, July 26, 2013

The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System board is considering reducing its aggressive 8% assumed earnings rate to match lower forecasted returns.

 

Hillsboro distillery makes resealable whiskey pouches

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Hillsboro's Big Bottom Whiskey founder created Calhoun Bros' Adventures Spirits, 200-milliliter resealable whiskey pouches.

 

Portland firms work on 'CarGoAway' bike

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Two Portland companies are teaming up to create a cargo bike called the "CarGoAway" that eliminates the need for a car.

 
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