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Lane County unemployment rises

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Lane County unemployment rate rose slightly again for the fourth month in a row.

 

Portland cracks down on grease in wastewater

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Bureau of Environmental Services is implementing a Cut Through the FOG program to reduce fats, oil and grease from Portland's wastewater.

 

DeFazio supports Kitzhaber's search for a logging solution

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, who is attempting to allow more logging in western Oregon, supports Gov. John Kitzhaber's push for a logging solution.

 

UO student loan debt soars

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

University of Oregon voted in June to increase tuition 6% for the 2012-2013 school year, contributing to skyrocketing student debt.

 

PSU named "Changemaker Campus"

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Portland State University was designated as a "changemaker" campus by Ashoka.

 

Tropical Salvage opening new showroom

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Furniture company Tropical Salvage is moving into a giant warehouse in Portland as part of the company's adjusting business model.

 

Portland startup hopes to cut restaurant wait times

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Former Pixelworks executives hope their Portland startup TablesUp can help customers better navigate restaurants.

 
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