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Judge rules on marijuana initiative

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

A Marion County judge ruled that Secretary of State Kate Brown acted properly when she decided a marijuana legalization measure didn't have enough signatures for the November ballot.

 

Casino planners reach deal with Grange

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

The National Grange and developers of proposed casino "The Grange" came to a trademark agreement.

 

South Korean market helps Oregon blueberries

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Despite a 40.5% tariff, Oregon blueberry growers and packers have embraced the newly opened South Korean market.

 

Hyatt convention center hotel goes to a vote

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A proposal for a publicly subsidized Hyatt hotel at the Oregon Convention Center will go to a vote next week.

 

Oregon farmers deal with canola ruling

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

As a temporary rule allowing Oregon farmers to grow canola was put on hold, many farmers are unsure of what they will plant this fall.

 

Transportation Building renovation under budget

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The newly renovated state Transportation Building was completed on time and under budget.

 

Pear harvest on track

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

An August heat spell brought the Rogue Valley's pear harvest on track for a normal schedule.

 
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