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Dalai Lama's Eugene visit sells out

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tickets to see the Dalai Lama's May 10 lecture at the University of Oregon sold out in only about 25 minutes.

 

Portland startup Stublisher compiles Instagram photos

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Portland startup Stublisher attempts to connect people through shared Instagram photos.

 

Oregon gets rural energy grants

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Oregon Department of Energy and the U.S. Forest Service issued six grants to small wood energy project operators.

 

Erickson Air-Crane posts loss

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Erickson Air-Crane posted a fourth-quarter loss despite increased demand for its firefighting equipment.

 

State treasurer pitches college plan

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler aims to make higher education more affordable by having the state invest in human capital instead of physical capital such as buildings and roads.

 

Eugene gets experimental housing for homeless people

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Monday, March 11, 2013

A Eugene city-sponsored program lets Eugene homeless people live in 6-foot-by-10-foot experimental houses called Conestoga huts.

 

Grocery Outlet comes to area lacking supermarkets

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Monday, March 11, 2013

A new Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opened in east Portland, an area considered a "food desert" by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 
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