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March 26, 2009

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Mar 26,2009
BEND, Ore. -- The Pacific Northwest’s leading independently-owned real estate brokerage, The Hasson Company Realtors, recently announced it will again sponsor the 33rd Annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle (PPP) competition in Central Oregon on Sat., May 16, 2009.   Each year, the event draws thousands of participants, including some of the top athletes throughout the Northwest as well as several “weekend warriors” from across the nation.        Much like the Nike Hood to Coast Relay and ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
BEND, Ore. -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will once again be conducting “pre-season” boat inspections before the fishing opener on April 25/26. This is a chance for boat owners to get their boats out, ready and have a boating inspection decal applied to their boat before they ever hit the water. These parking lot inspections will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations: BEND:  All ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon House on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill giving vulnerable victims of sex crimes greater access to the criminal justice system.  HB 2441, sponsored and carried by Rep. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis), would allow confessions to sex crimes against vulnerable adults and children to be admitted as evidence in a trial, even when the victim is unable to speak in court.  “This bill strikes the balance between protecting vulnerable victims of sex ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
Oregonians will soon have increased food benefits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which calls for a more than 13 percent increase in federal food stamp benefits.   Food-stamp recipients use the Oregon Trail card to negotiate benefits electronically, and will see a 13.6% increase beginning April 1.  Governor Ted Kulongoski says the increase helps in two ways. The added benefits will help people who are feeling the impact of the economy and also help local ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is warning consumers about emails that claim to be from McDonald's asking customers to complete a survey and receive $150. The email claims to have selected a "special" few to take the Satisfaction Survey. It appears to be authentic because it includes the Golden Arches logo and Ronald McDonald dancing. McDonald's is not responsible for the email and is warning customers on its Web site. The scam appears to be ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
LA PINE, Ore. -- A Canadian internet yellow pages company is now prohibited from offering its allegedly deceptive services to Oregon businesses, thanks to a complaint by a La Pine small business owner, the State’s Attorney General announced today.   "I am committed to protecting Oregon small businesses from fraud," said Attorney General Kroger. "When small businesses are victimized, we will respond aggressively." The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) took action against UnitedStatesBusinessPages.com in response to a complaint ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
BENTON COUNTY, Ore. -- Attorney General John Kroger today announced that two major Willamette Valley methamphetamine traffickers received the maximum prison sentences under Oregon sentencing guidelines.   Raul Oropeza-Juarez (left), and Efren Moreno-Vasquez (right) - mugshots  A Benton County judge sentenced Efren Moreno-Vasquez and Raul Oropeza-Juarez to three years in prison each with no possibility of early release. The two men were each convicted earlier this month of one count of Unlawful Distribution of Methamphetamine. The sentence is one ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
The Feature Film, 'Let's Do It,' Inspired by Original Student Movie Made 80 Years Ago EUGENE, Ore. -- Student films seem to be as old as the movies. Well, not quite. There was, in fact, the first full-length student movie, filmed on the University of Oregon campus 80 years ago. The behind-the-scenes antics of that movie, "Ed's Co-Ed," were entertaining enough to inspire its own movie.   The University of Oregon has reached an agreement with ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
ALOHA, Ore. – A 10-year-old boy was attacked Wednesday and bitten several times on both of his legs by a pit bull that has a documented history of other attacks, deputies reported. According to Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, the child was riding a two-wheeled “razor” on the sidewalk in front of the Beaverton International School and the dog, whose owner lives across the street, ran at him and attacked. The boy reportedly kicked at the ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
Obama Administration Announces Additional $33,501,500 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in Oregon --- Block Grants to Support Jobs, Cut Energy Bills, and Increase Energy Independence   Bend will receive $745,500 and Deschutes County $325,700  Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes.  This includes $33,501,500 for state, county and city efforts in Oregon.  ... [full story]
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