Canola rule under fire

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Oregon's new rule allowing canola production in the Willamette Valley will be under fire in the legislature this session.

 

Beaverton hosts first of 100 White House symposiums

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Federal officials visited Beaverton in the first of 100 visits to cities as part of a White House program to support urban revitalization.

 

Willamette Valley becoming a solar power hotbed

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Despite seeing 144 to 166 days of rain a year, the Willamette Valley is positioning itself as a solar power hotbed.

 

Hillsboro starts planning industrial area

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Hillsboro is fast-tracking plans to make 330 acres of farm land ready to become an industrial area.

 

Intel hires firm to find CEO candidates

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Intel hired Spencer Stuart & Associates to help find its new CEO, indicating that the company is seriously considering external candidates.

 

TriMet warns of 70% service cuts if union doesn't change health benefits

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

TriMet may have to cut 63 bus lines and 70% of service by 2025 if the union doesn't budge on health and retirement benefits, the agency's general manager says.

 

Helicopter company leaving Corvallis

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Helicopter Transport Services is moving its heavy lift division to the Aurora State Airport after a dozen years at the Corvallis Municipal Airport.

 
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