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Interesting bedfellows in Baker County
June 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009

ATSAshGroveCementThe Ash Grove cement plant in Baker County is the biggest source of airborne mercury in the country, churning out 900,000 tons of cement and emitting about 2,500 pounds of mercury every year. But when the federal Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules last month that would cut the plant’s mercury emissions by 99%, Ash Grove had a surprising defender: Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality.

Farming electrons
High Five
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A $5 million community wind farm takes root in Baker.

The robot doctor will see you now
May 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009

ATSrobotdoctorGrande Ronde Hospital in La Grande is a rural, 25-bed facility with no cardiologist on staff. Two years ago, a heart patient there would have had to drive three hours to Boise. But now patients can get instant, face-to-face appointments with a cardiologist without anyone driving anywhere.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Baker proposes $17 million multi-university center
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A proposal to create a multi-university center in Baker City with a price tag of $17 million is under review by the governor’s office for possible consideration in the 2011 legislative session.


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