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Combating illegal fireworks

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Portland’s new fire chief is hell-bent on extinguishing illegal fireworks this Fourth of July.

 

Oregon breweries grow, add jobs

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Oregon Brewers Guild announced  that Oregon's breweries crafted 1,168,000 barrels of beer during 2011, a 7.5 percent increase from the previous year and added 600 jobs.

 

Salem school reuse helps district

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Salem-Keizer School District closed six elementary schools in the past year, so what happened to those buildings? And did the move save as much as the district promised?

 

Rural PUD cuts 10 jobs

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Faced with higher costs, including rising energy and personnel expenses, and sagging demand for its power, the Emerald People’s Utility District is eliminating 10 jobs.

 

Jackson County construction jobs grow

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jackson County's construction employment grew 4 percent year-over-year, making it Oregon's No. 2 region for job creation in the sector

 

PDX area sees development spurt

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Several commercial and residential developments are taking shape along the Interstate corridor between Northeast Columbia Boulevard and Broadway. Some of the projects have been years in the making.

 

Foreclosures jump statewide

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The foreclosure rate in Oregon jumped in April compared with a year earlier, while the Portland area and across the country fell slightly.

 
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