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Vestas Announces $220 Million Loss For 2011

Feb. 8, 2012 3:17 p.m.

Vestas has announced losses almost triple the size of those expected. The Danish wind-turbine company has its North American headquarters in Portland.


Vestas To Set Up Headquarters In Old Meier & Frank Warehouse

Aug. 18, 2010 1:38 p.m.

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas, announced Wednesday that it's going to move its U.S. headquarters to Portland's Pearl district.

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Smith Scenario For PPS Breaks With Previous Recommendations

March 10, 2016 11:07 p.m.

Portland Superintendent Carole Smith presented a draft proposal of school boundaries and buildings for Oregon's largest district, offering significant new wrinkles and more specific timelines than what's been suggested so far.

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Portland School Board Delays Vote On East Side Changes

April 13, 2016 1:15 a.m.

Planning for changes to nine schools on the east side are going forward, though votes on those moves won't happen until fall.

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Portland Could Switch From K-8s To Middle, Elementary Schools

Oct. 30, 2015 1:45 a.m.

Portland school officials would return to separate elementary and middle schools under proposals unveiled Thursday night. The proposals suggest converting as many as 22 K-to-8 schools.   

Education | News

Legos, Marshmallow-Launchers Build Enthusiasm For STEM Curriculum

Aug. 25, 2014 10:15 p.m.

Marshmallow-launchers and Legos could be a part of the next generation's science, technology, engineering and math curricula. Teachers and students in Oregon used the summer to explore hands-on methods of teaching science and technology-based subjects.

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Portland Schools Considering Transfer Policy Changes

Aug. 2, 2013 12:41 a.m.

Where kids in Portland attend school is based mainly on two things: where they live, and how easy it is to transfer elsewhere. 

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Not All Portland Arts Teachers Will Be Hired By Start Of School

Sept. 4, 2013 12:19 a.m.

Portland voters approved the arts tax last fall, but legal challenges left city and school leaders guessing whether it was safe to spend the money. Portland Public Schools officials say not all the 45 arts teachers provided by the city arts tax will be in place for the first day of school Wednesday.


Report: Wind Company Eyed By Chinese Rival

April 17, 2012 2:34 p.m.

A prominent wind energy company, with North American headquarters in Oregon, may be acquired by a rival Chinese corporation.  


PPS High School Changes To Avoid K-8’s Transfer Trend

Feb. 22, 2010 6 a.m.

Portland school officials are still months away from deciding which high schools they will close.

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Questions of Faith: Author Shawn Vestal's 'Godforsaken Idaho'

May 24, 2013 2:15 p.m.

Author Shawn Vestal grew up in a Mormon family in Gooding, Idaho, but left the faith as a young adult. His new short story collection examines issues of faith, as well as secular takes on life and the afterlife. Watch him read a passage from the collection.

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Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce Makes Case For Outsider In Salem

April 20, 2016 10:13 p.m.

Salem oncologist Bud Pierce was the first to enter the GOP race for governor last September.


Leftover Salmon On Mountain Stage

Oct. 5, 2016 5:48 p.m.

The veteran band plays its unique blend of country, bluegrass and Cajun music live in West Virginia.

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

April 19, 2016 5:19 p.m.

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

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Shawn Vestal Talks About "Godforsaken Idaho"

April 24, 2013 7:35 p.m.

Shawn Vestal grew up in a Mormon family in Gooding, Idaho, but he left the faith as a young adult. His new book, Godforsaken Idaho, is based in part on his experiences growing up Mormon. The stories in the book also examine secular takes on life and the afterlife. Slate recently featured Vestal as one of a growing number of ex-Mormon writers who examine the faith in their writing. Shawn Vestal now lives in Spokane, where he writes for the Spokesman-Review. After two decades of writing stories in his spare time, he went back to school in 2006 to get an MFA in creative writing at Eastern Washington University. He was published in the literary journal McSweeney's the following year, and signed a book deal shortly after that. Shawn Vestal will read from Godforsaken Idaho at Powell's Books on Hawthorne Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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Talking Business

May 13, 2014 7:45 p.m.

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

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