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February 26, 2009

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Feb 26,2009
PRINCETON, N.J. - An overwhelming majority of Americans say they oppose giving more taxpayer money to two U.S. automakers to help them remain solvent, a poll indicates. A Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans say Congress should not authorize the additional $21 billion in emergency loans that General Motors Corp. (NYSE:GM) and Chrysler LLC are requesting. Just a quarter of respondents said Congress should help the two companies avert bankruptcy. Gallup said even ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
CINCINNATI - A former employee at the Cincinnati morgue had sex with the bodies of at least three slain women, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday. Deters said that Kenneth Douglas has admitted abusing corpses and has said he might have had sex with as many as 100 during his 16 years as night attendant in the Hamilton County morgue, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. "This guy's just a pig. I can't explain why someone ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
A coalition of federal and local law enforcement agencies in Oregon targeted those who sexually exploit children through human trafficking as part of a nationwide crackdown this past weekend. During an overnight sting operation Thursday, February 19, 2009, dozens of agents, officers and deputies worked to rescue child victims of sex crimes while identifying the adults involved in the trafficking. Both enforcement actions are aimed at disrupting the cycle of victimization by getting the children ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. - Sheriff's deputies rescued a newborn girl from a holding cell toilet in a Georgia jail after a woman gave birth. Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said that the girl, who weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, at birth, was doing well in a hospital hours after she was pulled from the toilet Wednesday morning, The Sun News in Macon reported. The mother, Cornelia Kornegay, 25, did not tell anyone she was pregnant, ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
Technology Transfer Plan: State University Research & Tech to Transfer to Private Sector Businesses Effective Immediately Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today announced steps to accelerate the transfer of state university research and technology to private sector businesses, fulfilling a pledge to help create more good-paying jobs in the state. The reforms are effective immediately. "When I took office in January, I said I wanted to remove barriers between Oregon's universities and the entrepreneurs who ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Attorney General John Kroger announced yesterday that Oregon will seek to join a lawsuit against the federal government over the longstanding failure to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on the Columbia River. "This suit is about compelling the federal government to uphold its commitment to protect fully our environment and our citizens," Governor Ted Kulongoski said. "Further delay is unacceptable.  The federal government must make this clean up a priority and ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Treasury Department's proposed budget makes contingencies if the financial system needs further stabilization, the Obama administration said. A $250 billion contingent reserve was part of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2010 presented to Congress Thursday. "The reserve, which reflects a net cost to the government, would support $750 billion in asset purchases," the document said. "The existence of this reserve in the budget does not represent a specific ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio, representing the 4th Congressional District of Oregon, issued the following statement on President Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget, which was released this morning. "Overall, I was pleased with President Obama’s 10-year budget outline.  The budget is an honest assessment of the challenges facing our nation, no longer hiding costs like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and fixing the Alternative Minimum Tax each year.  Years of fiscal irresponsibility under the Bush ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Interior Department 2010 budget contains $12 billion to protect lands and waters as well as promote energy security, the White House said. National park protection and preservation initiatives would receive $100 billion in additional funds, and an additional $25 million would be available to leverage private donations in the department's budget proposal presented by President Barack Obama Thursday. The Land and Water Conservation Fund will receive $420 million with annual increases ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2009
WASHINGTON - The 2010 budget initiative proposes a $2 billion increase for the U.S. Transportation Department from $70.5 billion to $72.5 billion. President Barack Obama presented his fiscal year 2010 budget outline to Congress Thursday. The Transportation Department also received $48.1 billion in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act for shovel-ready infrastructure construction projects. The proposed 2010 budget includes a five-year, $5 billion state grant program for high-speed rail projects, which is above $8 billion ... [full story]
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