Oregon cracks down on foul odors

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oregon regulators developed a strategy to deal with bad smells from compost plants, landfills and other sources.

 

Community College growing new farmers

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Clackamas Community College's new urban agriculture program is the first in the state.

 

Dow Jones could get a correction

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Observers are predicting a correction to the rapidly rising Dow Jones.

 

Oregon lawmakers seek rainy day fund

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

House Bill 2315 hopes to create a dedicated source of funding for Oregon's reserve funds.

 

Minority-owned farms grow near Portland

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Although the humber of total farms has stayed about the same, Washington County's minority-operated farms have increased eightfold since 1974.

 

Yogi Tea stays on track

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Despite litigation and restructuring over Yogi Tea's previous management, the East West Tea Co. is doing well.

 

Oregon City proposes new budget

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oregon City officials are considering a new budget with a potential increase in property taxes.

 
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