WSI expands in Portland, Corvallis

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Watershed Sciences Inc. has grown to 126 employees thanks to demand for its light detection and ranging technology.

 

Food stamp enrollment jumps

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Monday, July 23, 2012

With Congress struggling to pass the farm bill, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is under scrutiny.

 

Study finds caffeinated coastal waters

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Monday, July 23, 2012

A new PSU study has found elevated levels of caffeine in waters off the coast of Oregon.

 

Trillium spearheading reform efforts

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Trillium Community Health Plan is partnering with Lane County in establishing the new local coordinated care organization.

 

Portland homeowners stay put

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Portland homeowners are increasingly spending to remodel their current houses rather than move to a new house.

 

Oregon farms doing well

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Willamette Valley farmers are experiencing a better summer season than in the past two years.

 

Poverty rising to highest since 1960s

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Monday, July 23, 2012

The U.S. poverty rate is on track to rise to the highest it's been since the 1960s.

 
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