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Gas hikes impact spring break plans

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Climbing gas prices that are up 15.5 cents since last week are putting a stop to many Oregonian's spring break plans.
 

Oregon issues medical marijuana cards to non-residents

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Hundreds of out-of-staters make a pilgrimage to Oregon each year, because it is the only state to issue medical marijuana cards to non-residents.
 

Portland unveils export plan

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Portland business leaders released a new plan to double the region's exports in five years, creating up to 113,000 jobs.
 

Harry & David sales up after bankruptcy

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Harry & David's 2011 holiday sales were up after a feeble 2010 season pushed the company to declare bankruptcy.
 

EnerG2 opens Albany plant

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Energy storage company EnerG2 opened a new manufacturing facility in Albany.
 

Oregon union members sue state

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Five Oregon state workers filed a federal class-action lawsuit over a new employee wellness program.
 

Oregon breeds complex hops

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Oregon hop growers are developing complex, specialty hops to cater to the state's craft brewers.
 
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