Downtown Portland (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best Budget Vacation Destinations

Check out these top five vacation destinations in the U.S. for those on a budget.



Rofin-Sinar Buys Assets Of Oregon Laser Firm

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., a Plymouth maker of industrial lasers, announced that it had an agreement to acquire the assets of Portland, Ore.-based FiLaser USA LLC.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 18: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans brings the ball up the court during the first half of the game against the Portland Pilots at Breslin Center on November 18, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

No. 1 Michigan State Beats Portland 82-67

Michigan State earned a spot atop The Associated Press poll by beating then-top-ranked Kentucky last week.

97.1 The Ticket–11/19/2013

Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Trail Blazers Down Pistons 109-103

Brandon Jennings had 28 points and four rebounds for Detroit.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2013

Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons goes in for the dunk.(Getty Images/Glenn James) FILE

Blazers 112, Pistons 101

Taking advantage of Saturday night’s visit by the struggling Pistons, the Blazers got 31 points and 12 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge to hand Detroit its eighth straight loss with a 112-101 victory.

97.1 The Ticket–03/17/2013

Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons shoots the ball over J.J. Hickson #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the game between  the Detroit Pistons and the Portland Trail Blazers. (File Photo by J. Dennis/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Look To End 4-Game Road Slide Against Portland

Based on their current play and recent history in Portland, the Detroit Pistons likely won’t have an easy time trying to earn their first victory in March.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2013

Greatland Feb. 13

GR’s Greatland Acquires ExpressTaxForms.com, ExpressChecks.com

Grand Rapids-based Greatland Corp. Tuesday announced it has acquired the brands ExpressTaxForms.com and ExpressChecks.com from Portland, Ore.-based Express Internet Companies.com.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013


MEDC In Deal With Local First

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has partnered with Local First, a West Michigan economic and community development organization, in a two-year pilot program intended to build a stronger local and regional economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.


Brandon Knight #7 of the Detroit Pistons protects the ball during the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Portland Trail Blazers on November 26, 2012. (Getty Images/Allen Einstein)

Pistons Beat Trail Blazers 108-101

Detroit is 4-3 since dropping its first eight games. The Pistons won for the first time when allowing more than 90 points.

97.1 The Ticket–11/26/2012