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DeFazio Speaks Out Against Proposed Free Trade Agreement

OPB | Jan. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: U.S Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon is leading a contingent of environmentalists, labor groups, and internet freedom advocates in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Eugene Dumps Fossil Fuel Investments

OPB | Jan. 16, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Following the lead of other progressive cities across the U.S., Eugene has decided to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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Intel Bets On Wearable Technology

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:43 p.m.

THURSDAY: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote address at this year's Consumer Electronics Show introduced a shift in focus for the PC microprocessor giant.

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Talking Business

OPB | Dec. 16, 2013 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: In our regular business update, we'll discuss the labor deal at the Port of Portland, federal money for NuScale, and more.

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Oregon Tech Education

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: A recent survey of Oregon technology industry executives indicates a growing concern over the quality of tech education at the state's universities.

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What's Next For Curry County?

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Voters in Curry County rejected another public safety levy earlier this month. Is it time to ask the state for help?

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Could Gold Hill Become A National Whitewater Destination?

OPB | Nov. 11, 2013 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A former Olympic rower wants to turn a section of the Rogue River into a destination whitewater park.

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Oregon Losing Middle Wage Jobs

OPB | Oct. 25, 2013 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: A new study finds that Oregon's middle wage jobs are being replaced by jobs at the high and low ends of the wage scale.

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Pendleton Courting Drone Industry

OPB | Oct. 17, 2013 12:20 p.m.

The eastern Oregon city wants to attract unmanned aircraft companies as a way to spur the local economy.

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Oregonians Will Feel SNAP Funding Cuts

OPB | Oct. 7, 2013 12:06 p.m.

With one of the highest rates of food stamps participation in the nation, Oregon is poised to be hit hard by cuts to the SNAP program.