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Eugene wants to ban plastic, paper bags

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Environmental activists want to ban paper as well as plastic bags in Eugene, to move residents away from the "single-use lifestyle."

 

Portland health care jobs outlook rosy

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Portland metropolitan region's health care industry expects to add over 17,000 jobs in the next five years.

 

Watchdog says EPA should collect stimulus back from Eugene nonprofit

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency has recommended the agency get $9 million in stimulus back from a Engene nonprofit that planned to upgrade trucks with clean diesel technology.

 

OSU gets $2M to study biofuel algae

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oregon State University scientists landed a $2 million grant to study algae with the potential to make biofuel.

 

FedEx cuts outlook

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

FedEx says the global economy is worsening, and cut its forecast again.

 

Recession boosts seed company

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Cottage Grove-based Territorial Seed Co. is growing steadily as the weak economy has prompted more people to try growing and preserving their own food.

 

Occupy Wall Street turns one

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Some Oregon activists are observing the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

 
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