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Study finds caffeinated coastal waters

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Monday, July 23, 2012

A new PSU study has found elevated levels of caffeine in waters off the coast of Oregon.

 

Trillium spearheading reform efforts

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Trillium Community Health Plan is partnering with Lane County in establishing the new local coordinated care organization.

 

Portland homeowners stay put

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Portland homeowners are increasingly spending to remodel their current houses rather than move to a new house.

 

Oregon farms doing well

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Willamette Valley farmers are experiencing a better summer season than in the past two years.

 

Poverty rising to highest since 1960s

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Monday, July 23, 2012

The U.S. poverty rate is on track to rise to the highest it's been since the 1960s.

 

Peet's Coffee taken private

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Peet's Coffee & Tea is being taken private for $977.6 million.

 

Judge denies contempt motion against longshoremen

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Judge Michael Simon declined to hold longshoremen at the Port of Portland in contempt.

 
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