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College costs force many to accept second choices

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Monday, September 24, 2012

69% of families had to eliminate colleges based on cost this year, according to an annual Sallie Mae survey.

 

Crook County lacks jail space

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Due to lack of funding, the Crook County Jail currently has a waiting list of 85, and 417 were matrixed out of the system through August 2012.

 

Mayor Adams says Portland's economic strategy working

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Mayor Sam Adams will report to the Portland City Council that the city's economic development strategy is working.

 

U.S. needs more taxes, spending cuts, economists say

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Monday, September 24, 2012

The best way to reduce the deficit is through a combination of higher taxes and spending cuts, economists say.

 

Apple sells more than 5M new iPhones

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Apple sold more than 5 million of its new iPhone 5 in the three days since its launch.

 

Oregon leads nation in food stamp use

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Friday, September 21, 2012

While poverty has slowed, food stamp use continues to climb and Oregon leads the nation, 2011 census data shows.

 

TriQuint remains in iPhone 5

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Communications chips from Hillsboro-based TriQuint Semiconductor are again in the iPhone 5.

 
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