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.

 

Oregon solar incentives dry up

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Large solar arrays are vanishing in Oregon along with the lower incentives now offered for them.

 

Portland's tech scene a competitive hiring market

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Portland startups and software businesses are having a hard time finding employees in the increasingly competitive hiring market.

 

Biotech crops benefit consumers, economist says

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Consumers benefit more than biotech companies from the technology of transgenic crops, according to an agribusiness professor at a lecture sponsored by Oregon State University.

 
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