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On-the-job fatalities, disability claims down

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Despite a 30 percent increase in Oregon’s workforce, the number of disability claims and on-the-job fatalities are down sharply since the system was overhauled two decades ago.

 

South Korea stops Oregon potato imports

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Friday, August 17, 2012

South Korea is shutting down all shipments of fresh potatoes from Oregon because of the presence of zebra chip.

 

A-Dec wins $39.5M Navy contract

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Newberg-based dental equipment company A-Dec won a five-year contract to supply dental delivery systems to the Navy.

 

Longshore union sues Port of Portland

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Friday, August 17, 2012

The longshore union is suing the Port of Portland for giving its terminal operator $4.7 million to cover recent losses.

 

Lane County home sales jump

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Lane County home sales climbed by more than 20% in July.

 

PNNL gets $1M

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory landed a $1 million investment from the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

Bloggers spotlight Oregon wine

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Nearly 400 wine bloggers are gathering in Portland this week for a conference.

 
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