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Oregon gas prices to rise in August

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Oregon gas prices are expected to inch up in August, though they have held steady at $3.64 during the past week.

 

Hospital annex brings jobs to Junction City

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Construction on the new Oregon State Hospital annex in Junction City is expected to provide hundreds of jobs.

 

OHSU patient data stolen

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital officials say the personal information of 700 pediatric patients was stolen.

 

Gresham wastewater treatment plant evolves

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A new system at the Gresham wastewater treatment plant will recycle fat, oil and grease into power.

 

Oregon economy continues recovery

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oregon's economy showed mixed recovery in May, with most of the progress in Portland.

 

Croman wins $25.86M Navy contract

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Croman Corp. of White City won a $25.86 million contract to provide helicopter support services to the U.S. Navy in Hawaii.

 

Home prices rise in Portland, nationwide

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Home prices rose in May in every U.S. city tracked by a leading index.

 
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