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Portland may fluoridate water

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Portland City Council will consider a measure to fluoridate the city's water.

 

Oregon has five months of job gains

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oregon gained jobs for the fifth straight month in July, the longest growth streak since March 2007.

 

Retailers turn to mobile payments

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Big name retailers are teaming up to create Merchant Customer Exchange, a new company that will give customers the option of paying for purchases with their cellphones.

 

OSU scientists produce electricity from wastewater

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oregon State University engineers developed a new technology that makes electricity from microbes found in wastewater.

 

Portland getting first non-profit pub in U.S.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The first non-profit pub in the U.S. is opening soon in Northeast Portland. It will be called the Oregon Public House.

 

Oregon's unemployment climbs in July

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oregon's unemployment rate rose to 8.7% in July, even as the economy added a seasonally adjusted 1,800 jobs.

 

Hales proposes sales tax

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales proposed a state sales tax to support the public school system.

 
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