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Gresham composting program going well

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Gresham's composting program has 36 business signed on in its first year.

 

Construction industry doesn't have enough workers

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Friday, November 30, 2012

The construction industry lost 2.2 million workers since 2007, and is still struggling with shortages.

 

Consumer spending in Oregon could fall $2.5B, White House says

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Consumer spending in Oregon could fall by $2.5 billion if Congress does not block a tax increase for middle class families in the state.

 

Ports remain open

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pacific Northwest grain shippers decided not to immediately lock dockworkers out after a deadline for a labor deal passed.

 

OBT artistic director resigns

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oregon Ballet Theatre artistic director Christopher Stowell resigned after nine years with the organization.

 

PSU considers own police force

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Portland State University is considering a plan to create its own police force. Currently just 17 security guards patrol the 30,000-student campus.

 

Oregon Camera closes after 47 years

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Corvallis-based Oregon Camera is shutting down after 47 years in business.

 
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