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Cuts force Beaverton teachers into classes outside their expertise

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Monday, November 12, 2012

After the Beaverton School District slashed its budget and cut 344 positions, teachers are being transferred to fill holes in the 51-school district.

 

Lane County residents are state's top recyclers

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Lane County residents lead the state in recycling, with 61.5% of waste kept out of the landfill last year.

 

Gay marriage laws could spark $166M in wedding spending

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Monday, November 12, 2012

New gay marriage laws in Maine, Maryland and Washington could generate more than $166 million in wedding spending in the next three years.

 

U.S. to be world's largest oil producer in eight years

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Monday, November 12, 2012

The U.S. is expected to become the world's largest oil producer by 2020, overtaking Saudi Arabia.

 

Japan and China's economies could benefit Oregon

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Oregon has opportunity to expand its exports and attract manufacturing from Japan and investors from China, say participants in a governor's trade mission that visited both countries.

 

Feds move to seize Oregon land in marijuana cases

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Friday, November 09, 2012

The federal government is attempting to take two Applegate Valley properties allegedly used by the High Hopes Farm to grow marijuana.

 

Portland mobile startup lands Macy's

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Portland-based mobile developer Meridian landed Macy's as its first large retail customer.

 
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