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Intel stops support for Oregon Boy Scouts

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Intel has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Boy Scouts of America through its employee volunteer matching program, but will end those philanthropic contributions because of the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members and troop leaders.

 

Elkhorn resort property for sale

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Monday, November 12, 2012

The 463-acre Elkhorn Golf Resort property near Mehama is looking for a buyer.

 

PeaceHealth recovering financially

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Monday, November 12, 2012

PeaceHealth's Springfield and Eugene hospitals are recovering financially after the effects of the recession, according to the nonprofit's latest financial filings.

 

Cuts force Beaverton teachers into classes outside their expertise

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Monday, November 12, 2012

After the Beaverton School District slashed its budget and cut 344 positions, teachers are being transferred to fill holes in the 51-school district.

 

Lane County residents are state's top recyclers

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Lane County residents lead the state in recycling, with 61.5% of waste kept out of the landfill last year.

 

Gay marriage laws could spark $166M in wedding spending

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Monday, November 12, 2012

New gay marriage laws in Maine, Maryland and Washington could generate more than $166 million in wedding spending in the next three years.

 

U.S. to be world's largest oil producer in eight years

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Monday, November 12, 2012

The U.S. is expected to become the world's largest oil producer by 2020, overtaking Saudi Arabia.

 
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