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John Day Dam open after barge damage
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened traffic on the Columbia River at the John Day Dam sooner than expected after a barge damaged an upstream navigation lock gate.

 

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Graphic: Automobiles imported through Port of Portland
March 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008

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Tillamook port could lose rail line
February 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008

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Before committing funds to repair the Port of Tillamook’s massively damaged rail line, Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s office has asked the port and the area’s largest employers to examine other ways of moving freight out of Tillamook County.

 

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Weak dollar a mixed blessing
February 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008

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There’s a basic rule of thumb when it comes to U.S. industries and a weak dollar: Exporters benefit (their goods are cheaper for other countries to buy), and importers suffer (they pay more for foreign goods).

 

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