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Corvallis man still working at 100

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chuck Wilson continues to work six days a week at his family's Corvallis Ford dealership despite being 100 years old.

 

Newport getting marine energy center

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center plans to build its first utility-scale wave energy test site in the U.S. in Newport.

 

Vigor buys country's largest floating drydock

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Portland-based ship repair firm Vigor Industrial has agreed to buy the largest floating drydock in the country for $40 million.

 

Oregon state parks could get tobacco ban

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

State parks could become the next place in Oregon where tobacco use is prohibited.

 

Rose Garden could get naming-rights sponsor

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Portland Trail Blazers are again trying to find a naming-rights sponsor for the Rose Garden arena.

 

PGE proposes shortening transmission project

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Portland General Electric wants to cut 101 miles off the proposed Cascade Crossing transmission line project.

 

Nike signs McIlroy

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nike announced a multiyear sponsorship deal with Rory McIlroy, joining Tiger Woods.

 
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