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Albany gets $4.75M in wastewater deal

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Albany will receive $4.75 million to fix a problem at its wastewater treatment plant.

 

Oregon considers new bonds

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oregon officials are studying a new type of bond known as social impact bonds.

 

Groups oppose PacifiCorp

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ratepayer advocates say Oregon customers shouldn't pay for PacifiCorp's pollution-control upgrades.

 

Polaris Labs works on new batteries

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Portland startup Polaris Labs aims to shrink the time it takes to bring new batteries to market.

 

The middle class is shrinking

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The middle class is declining, along with its earnings, wealth and optimism.

 

New home sales rise

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sales of new homes in the U.S. rose 3.6% in July, matching May's two-year high.

 

Portland eastside streetcar already has problems

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Portland's new eastside streetcar hasn't started running yet, but it is already cutting back service.

 
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