Oregon OKs 'last resort' wolf killing

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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules to amend the state's Wolf Management Plan. It will make Oregon the only state in the West where killing wolves can be a last resort after they attack livestock.

 

Oregon startup outsources work to tribes instead of offshore

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Mission, Oregon startup Cayuse Technologies has grown to 298 employees by outsourcing rurally instead of going to India. For tax purposes, the company is located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

 

Boardman coal plant offline

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Portland General Electric's Boardman coal-fired power plant is down for at least a month after a temperature shock July 1 in a 36-inch steam pipe made the pipe fall out, creating a "thermal water hammer." The company hasn't released cost estimates yet, but the accident comes at a bad time during peak air conditioning season. 

 

Pelican Brewing expands to Tillamook

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Pacific City's Pelican Brewing is opening a $1.4M brewery in downtown Tillamook. Gov. Kitzhaber's office helped with a $150,000 forgivable loan.

 

Oregon helps pot dispensaries go legit

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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Oregon Legislature approved new regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries, part of a larger effort to legitimize hundreds of dispensaries that are currently operating in a legal gray area.

 

Portland beekeepers breeding a stronger queen

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Last winter, 40% of beehives in the Portland urban area died, similar to losses around the country. Now, two Northeast Portland beekeepers are working to breed a queen bee that can survive harsh Portland winters.

 

NW Natural reaches cleanup deal

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Northwest Natural Gas reached an agreement with the Oregon Public Utility Commission on how to charge ratepayers for Portland Harbor cleanup costs. The gas company manufactured gas near the St. Johns Bridge between 1913 and 1956, and now has to recover pollution cleanup costs from current ratepayers.

 
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