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Powell's ranked the best independent bookstore in the world

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Monday, June 22, 2015

THE GUARDIAN: The Guardian newspaper celebrated Independent Bookshop Week with a list of the 10 best in the world. A Portland favorite landed the top spot.

 

SCOTUS expected to decide gay marriage, health care subsidies cases

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Monday, June 22, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Supreme Court justices will meet Thursday, expect to hand down decisions.

 

Dog meat trade divides China

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Friday, June 19, 2015

CNN: The consumption of dog meat does have historical precedence in China.

 

Charlston shooting supsect charged

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Friday, June 19, 2015

BBC: Suspect Dylann Roof, 21, is due to make his first court appearance on Friday.

 

State considers increase in driver's license fees

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

BEND BULLETIN: Oregon drivers may have to pay higher fees in the near future.

 

California deems Uber drivers employees, not contractors

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

NPR: The California Labor Commission established that Uber drivers should be treated as employees.

 

Water situation becoming dire in some California cities

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

24/7 WALL ST.: With California entering its fourth-straight year of drought, some cities are running out of water.

 

US homeownership rate to continue its plunge

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WASHINGTON POST: Fewer people own their homes and the trend is expected to continue.

 

Distracted by Facebook, California GOP politician accidentally supports budget proposal

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A Republican California assemblyman was the only member of his party to vote in favor of a proposed budget because he was distracted by Facebook.

 

Gap to close stores, cut jobs

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: In the face of dwindling demand, Gap has decided to close 175 stores and eliminate 250 jobs at its headquarters.

 

Colorado Supreme Court: Workers can be fired for off-duty pot

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Monday, June 15, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Despite its legal status, workers can be fired for using marijuana while off duty, the Colorado Supreme Court decided.

 

Famed gunmaker files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

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Monday, June 15, 2015

USA TODAY: Colt Defense announced Sunday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

 

Whole Foods determines name of new, cheaper outpost

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Friday, June 12, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Whole Foods' foray into cheaper groceries will be called 365 by Whole Foods Markets.

 
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