Soccer match-fixing scandal could have dire consequences for Nike, Adidas

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Nike and Adidas both sponsor national federations, club teams and soccer stars around the world. It is not yet known if any of their partners are among the suspects in 700 suspicious games.

 

Portland animal shelters reduce euthanizations

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Six Portland-area animal shelters banded together in 2006 to reduce the number of cats and dogs they euthanize, and the program was a success.

 

Oregon Legislature begins in earnest

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Monday, February 04, 2013

The Oregon Legislature starts business in earnest today, with Democrats holding the lead in both the House of Representatives and Senate for the first time since the 2010 special session.

 

Portland mayor takes bureaus

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales temporarily assigned all city bureaus to himself, which he plans to keep during the initial stages of drafting next fiscal year's budget.

 

Eugene dentist offers alternative for uninsured patients

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Monday, February 04, 2013

A Eugene dental practice is making dental care more accessible by introducing a new kind of health plan.

 

Salem surgery center leads green medical offices

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Willamette Ear, Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery in Salem has always been green, but now the offices are revolutionizing medical waste recycling.

 

Gresham bakery accused of gay discrimination

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Monday, February 04, 2013

The state attorney general is investigating a complaint against a Gresham bakery for refusing to make a cake for a wedding between two women.

 
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