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Portland, U.S. home prices rise

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Home prices in the Portland area and in many other U.S. metros rose again in July.

 

Shepherds Flat wind farm up and running

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Shepherds Flat, the $2 billion wind farm that ranks among the world's largest, is now up and running in northeastern Oregon.

 

Measure 80 proponents say legalizing marijuana would net millions of dollars

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Oregon, Colorado and Washington have marijuana legalization measures on the Nov. 6 ballot, and proponents say it would provide millions of dollars to the states' general funds.

 

College costs force many to accept second choices

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Monday, September 24, 2012

69% of families had to eliminate colleges based on cost this year, according to an annual Sallie Mae survey.

 

Crook County lacks jail space

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Due to lack of funding, the Crook County Jail currently has a waiting list of 85, and 417 were matrixed out of the system through August 2012.

 

Mayor Adams says Portland's economic strategy working

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Mayor Sam Adams will report to the Portland City Council that the city's economic development strategy is working.

 

U.S. needs more taxes, spending cuts, economists say

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Monday, September 24, 2012

The best way to reduce the deficit is through a combination of higher taxes and spending cuts, economists say.

 
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