Trees benefit business districts

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Every dollar a city invests in trees returns $2.70 in benefits, according to research by the U.S. Forest Service.

 

Oregon gets $226M health exchange grant

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Oregon was awarded a $226 million grant from the federal government for its health insurance exchange.

 

Oregon venture capital down

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Venture capital investment in Oregon fell almost 50% last year to $124 million.

 

Crater Lake could get sister park in China

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Crater Lake National Park officials are working with Chinese officials to create a sister-park agreement with Mount Wuyi World Heritage and Cultural Site in Fujian Province.

 

Oregon City to get bicycle tourism center

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Oregon City's vacant Amtrak Station is getting turned into a bicycle tourism center.

 

TE Connectivity plans Wilsonville layoffs

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Wilsonville's fifth-largest employer, TE Connectivity, plans a dozen layoffs this month, with more to come.

 

NEEA works to raise efficiency standards

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Friday, January 18, 2013

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is working on building an energy-efficient green home that is still affordable for most buyers.

 
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