Portland OKs West Hayden Island annexation

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission voted to endorse annexing west Hayden Island into Portland.

 

Portland bridge getting suicide fix

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick ordered a temporary fix to prevent Vista Bridge suicides.

 

Oregon works to keep 'frequent fliers' out of ER

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

As part of a national health care overhaul, Oregon is trying to encourage people who frequent the emergency room to get their health care from regular doctors instead.

 

Oregon Legislature mandates midwife licensing

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill that requires mandatory licensing of midwives.

 

Bank CEO steps down to lead SBA

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eugene-based Summit Bank CEO Ann Marie Mehlum is stepping down to become associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access.

 

Hollywood District's last used bookstore closing

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Northeast Portland's Second Glance Books is closing, and then there won't be any used book stores left in the Hollywood District.

 

Oregon Legislature adjourns

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The 2013 Oregon Legislature came to an anticlimactic close July 8.

 
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