'Ban the box' bill passes Oregon Senate

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Friday, June 12, 2015

After amending the original measure, the new employment bill passes with bipartisan support.

 

Microsoft's 84-inch tablet to be built in Oregon

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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Microsoft Surface Hub was developed at the company's Wilsonville facility, where it will also be manufactured.

 

Which Oregon city is the worst for allergy sufferers in the nation?

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Friday, June 12, 2015

High pollen rates started earlier this year and are expected to last longer.

 

Wyden calls for reform to financial aid application

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Friday, June 12, 2015

HIGHER ED ROUNDUP: Sen. Ron Wyden wants to "empower consumers and increase college access"; PCC adds all-gender bathrooms.

 

Nike secures NBA apparel contract

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

A deal expected since April became official Wednesday.

 

Senate Democrats pass paid sick leave bill

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

A measure that would mandate five paid sick days a year heads to the House after passing the Senate on a partisan vote.

 

Portland commissioner declines $10K raise

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Steve Novick, who is running for re-election, turns down cost of living adjustment.

 
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