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EnerG2 unveils new nano-structured materials

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

EnerG2 unveiled its newest line of nano-structured materials made at its Albany plant that are intended to boost Lithium-ion batteries' capacity by 50%.

 

Bill would give free tuition to OHSU students that practice in rural areas

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

A proposed Oregon bill would fund tuition and fees for OHSU students who practice in rural or underserved areas after graduation.

 

Oregon's health insurance hikes better than most states

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Oregon will see below-average insurance claim hikes when 2017 health reforms kick in, a new study says.

 

Rail-to-trail project gets $1.4M

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A small coalition in Yamhill County and Washington County won $1.4 million for a new trail between McMinnville and Scoggins Valley Road.

 

Wave buoy may be delayed again

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A potential wave energy park off the coast of Reedsport may be delayed beyond 2013, partly due to financial troubles.

 

Oregon green energy law opponents seek major change

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A group called the Oregonians for Renewable Power wants to change the 2007 law that requires big utilities to generate 25% of their electricity from green sources by 2025.

 

McKenzie Bridge timber sale on hold

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Forest Service can't go forward with a controversial logging project near McKenzie Bridge.

 
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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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Spring thaw

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The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


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