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Severe weather costs Lincoln County $6M

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Recent severe weather caused almost $6 million in damages in Lincoln County, including housing, business and road repairs.
 

Consumer confidence slips

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Consumer confidence fell in January after two months of gains.
 

Incomes rise, but consumer spending stays flat

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Americans' income rose .5% in December, the highest gain in nine months.
 

Medicare issue weighs heavily on Oregon race

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Medicare is becoming a hot topic in the race to replace former Representative David Wu.
 

PERS still feeling recession pains

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Oregon PERS 2011 earnings report showed that the state is still feeling the effects of the recession.
 

Portland City Council seeks reservoir delay

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Portland's City Council is considering asking the EPA to extend the deadline for replacing the city's open reservoirs.
 

Senior housing projects big in Lane County

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Monday, January 30, 2012
Senior housing projects led Lane County's commercial real estate market in 2011.
 
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Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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Eking out a living

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It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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Tech makes the world go round

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I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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Barrister bands

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An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


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The more they change, the more they stay the same

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The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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