Oracle to expand in Hillsboro

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber is expected to announce that Oracle will retain jobs in Hillsboro that it considered moving to Mexico.

 

Lane County school cafeterias turn to local food

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lane County school cafeterias are turning to local food producers for produce, dairy and even flour.

 

OSU researchers battle hazelnut blight

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Oregon State University researchers are working to develop hazelnut trees that are resistant to Eastern filbert blight, which nearly collapsed the industry a few years ago.

 

Portland Roasting chosen as Academy Awards coffee

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Portland Roasting Coffee was picked as the official backstage coffee of the 85th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

 

Oregon could allow wine growlers

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A bill at the Oregon Legislature would make Oregon the first state to allow wine drinkers to fill up growlers at restaurants and stores.

 

Prineville students design and build wind turbines

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Crook County middle school teacher is launching a KidWind Challenge, using a grant from Facebook to help students design and build wind turbines.

 

Oregon revenue forecast includes net gain of $87M

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Economists told Oregon lawmakers that state revenues are expected to come in $162 million higher in the current biennium, in part because tax hikes on the wealthy spurred a last minute sell-off of assets.

 
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