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U.S. builders start work on more homes in August

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

U.S. builders started work on more homes in August, more evidence of a recovering housing market.

 

Oregon minimum wage rises

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oregon's minimum wage will climb 15 cents an hour to $8.95 beginning in January 2013.

 

Knight gift boosts OHSU

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A $125 million gift from Nike cofounder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, could launch Oregon Health & Science University into the country's top cardiovascular research centers.

 

Eugene wants to ban plastic, paper bags

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Environmental activists want to ban paper as well as plastic bags in Eugene, to move residents away from the "single-use lifestyle."

 

Portland health care jobs outlook rosy

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Portland metropolitan region's health care industry expects to add over 17,000 jobs in the next five years.

 

Watchdog says EPA should collect stimulus back from Eugene nonprofit

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency has recommended the agency get $9 million in stimulus back from a Engene nonprofit that planned to upgrade trucks with clean diesel technology.

 

OSU gets $2M to study biofuel algae

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oregon State University scientists landed a $2 million grant to study algae with the potential to make biofuel.

 
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