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Kitzhaber goes pro-EV

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber formalized his support of Oregon's pro-electric vehicle efforts.

 

Call center bringing 350 jobs to Eugene

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Sykes Enterprises has leased a space in downtown Eugene where it will provide third-party phone services.

 

Telemarketers get most consumer complaints

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Oregon Department of Justice released its top 10 consumer complaints for 2012, and telemarketers topped the list for the second year in a row.

 

Fax problems may delay tax returns

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

A problem with the Oregon Department of Revenue's phone system caused 644 faxed submissions to arrive incomplete.

 

Phil Knight ranked 9th on SI power list

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Sports Illustrated's 50 Most Powerful People in Sports list ranked Nike chairman and co-founder Phil Knight as No. 9.

 

OLCC, city of Portland spar over food cart alcohol sales

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission again dismissed city of Portland concerns about alcohol being served at food carts.

 

Eugene getting $2M skate park

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Construction of a $2 million Washington-Jefferson skate park in Eugene is set to begin this summer after years of delay.

 
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