Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
For some Detroit services, call the D.I.Y. Dept. Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New fruit trees and shrubs have been planted, and mowing crews are beginning to make the rounds to keep the green spaces tidy. More
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The promotion is an inducement for visitors to fly to Oregon and purchase wine. Portland residents could use the promotion to bring back wine with flights home from three other Oregon airports served by Alaska Airlines, plus Walla Walla, Wash.
Jack Sweek was never much of a rodeo cowboy. But in1958, he won a belt buckle roping calves in the pro rodeo at Milton Freewater. Its the only buckle Sweek ever won. Sweek, who died recently in Pendleton, will be remembered April 22 at Round-Up grounds in Pendleton.
The wonders that made the list are Marys Peak, Alsea Falls, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, historic downtown Corvallis, Riverfront Commemorative Park, covered bridges and heart of the Willamette wineries.