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Panel considers allowing more salmon fishing
The Pacific Fishery Management Council approved options that could give Southern Oregon salmon fleets a longer fishing season this summer.
The options include a fishing season that begins before Memorial Day and ends after Labor Day. Salmon runs have come in stronger than expected recently throughout the Pacific Northwest, generating optimism about a recovery for the struggling fishery.
Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.
Wood energy under fire
Seneca Sustainable Energy plans to build a wood-burning plant by the end of the year that will release less pollution than burning slash piles.
But the plant, which will qualify for millions in tax credits, will also release more greenhouse gases than a comparable coal-fired plant.
Read the full story at OregonLive.com.
Farmers band together in tech country
Dave Vanasche, the president of the Washington County Farm Bureau, is leading the fight to protect farmland from development as major companies such as Intel, Genentech and SolarWorld expand on formerly rural properties.
Vanasche is a key influence in pushing Metro to designate more rural reserves rather than urban reserves.
Read the full story at OregonLive.com.
Growth coming for Coos Bay hospital
Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay is set to break ground on a 97,000-square-foot expansion in summer 2011.
The $39 million project will likely take three years to complete, hospital officials say.
Read the full story at The World Link.
Developer seeks tenants for Sunwest property
Salem developer John Miller is looking to buy 11 acres of Sunwest-held property at the Fairview Industrial Park.
Miller is hoping to attract specialty food processors to the property, which includes a 14,000-square-foot warehouse.
Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.
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