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Eugene entrepreneur develops grout cleaner

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eugene entrepreneur Jim Hill invented a tool to speed up the chore of cleaning grout, called the Grout Gator.

 

Infinity Internet and EasyStreet Online merge

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

EasyStreet Online Services is taking over the operations of Vancouver-based Infinity Internet.

 

Hillsboro Aviation expands to Prineville

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hillsboro Aviation is expanding to the Prineville-Crook County Airport to conduct flight school classes in rainy winter weather.

 

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.

 
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