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Debt limit will be reached in 2012

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

U.S. Treasury officials said they expect the government will hit the debt borrowing limit at the end of 2012.

 

PSU president honored by Green Building Council

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Portland State University President Wim Wiewel will receive the inaugural Presidential Award from the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green schools.

 

Trail Blazers name new president

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Trail Blzers named sports executive Chris McGowan as the team's new President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

PCC starts work on student commons building

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Portland Community College is beginning work on its new Southeast Student Commons building.

 

Home prices rise in Portland

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Home prices rose in Portland in August, a positive sign for the housing market.

 

Reading program celebrates milestone

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oregon nonprofit SMART celebrated giving out 2 million books to Oregon children over the last two decades.

 

Lottery Commission adopts new rules

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Oregon Lottery Commission adopted new equipment management rules to prevent video lottery concentration.

 
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