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March 06, 2009

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Mar 06,2009
The Parr Company announced this week the results of a company efficiency review aimed at measuring the effectiveness of each store location. The results of this review recommend the closing of three retail lumberyard locations in Madras and Redmond, Oregon and Woodland, Washington.   Parr Lumber in Madras and Redmond, Oregon will close for business on March 16, 2009. Parr will continue to provide products and services to customers of Central Oregon through their Bend, Prineville, ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
In order to preserve quality mental health services to Deschutes County residents, the Department of Health Services will reduce hours of operation on Fridays, beginning March 6. The reduction in hours will prevent staff layoffs and help the County prepare for expected cuts in State mental health funding. Starting today, the Department's Mental Health and Developmental Disabled services will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, but will only ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A recent study in Oregon suggests that drugs designed for treating the most severe mental illnesses are often prescribed at inappropriately low doses and at considerable expense, for use in conditions where their benefit has not been established. In this case, prescription drugs that might cost as much as $20 to $25 a day were being widely used to treat problems for which they were not FDA-approved. Some of those problems could ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
Legislation Means Vast Majority of Oregon Students Will Receive Full Year of Classes SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon House on Thursday passed two bills to rebalance the 2007-2009 budget that assures the vast majority of students will receive a full year of classes and that impacts to human services and public safety were minimized in the face of over $800 million in declining state revenues. The bills were passed on a bipartisan vote, 37-22, with ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
Rep. Larry Galizio and Rep. Mitch Greenlick speak about economic benefit of research SALEM, Ore. – The House Sustainability and Economic Development Committee, chaired by Representative Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) heard testimony this week on HB 2598.  The bill, sponsored by Representative Larry Galizio (D-Tigard), would jump-start stem cell research in Oregon.  Representative Galizio and Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) testified, saying that now is the time to consider future economic development opportunities. "Even though the recession ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
THE DALLES, Ore. – A sport fishing season for spring chinook in the Hood River will begin April 15 under temporary rules adopted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The river will be open from the mouth to Powerdale Dam (4.5 miles) for adipose fin-clipped chinook salmon from April 15 through June 30, 2009. Fishery managers predict a strong return of hatchery origin fish to the Hood River.  According to Rod French, ODFW ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
Oregon can boast about having one of the most diverse agriculture industries of all 50 states, with more than 225 commodities being produced within its borders. A look at the most recent US Census of Agriculture shows a number of crops that grow on a handful of Oregon farms, ranging from specialty fruits and vegetables to more common items traditionally grown in other states. It all adds up to nearly $5 billion in agricultural sales ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
PRINEVILLE, Ore. — The Bridge Creek Roadside Salvage Timber Sale has been awarded to Butte Timberlands, and logging will begin once snow has been cleared on the roads to the sale Area, the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests and Prineville District Bureau of Land Management Office of Communications announced. Logging trucks will be operating on the roads in approximately two weeks. The haul route will be posted with highway signs. Snow plowing may begin as ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $5,580 penalty to Redmond Quick Stop LLC for violating state regulations for underground storage tank systems. As permittee of the underground storage tank system at 1846 S. Highway 97 in Redmond, Redmond Quick Stop is responsible for maintaining the facility. Specifically, Redmond Quick Stop failed to conduct the past two 3-year inspections of the facility’s corrosion protection system and failed to maintain records for the three ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
SALEM, Ore. -- Scammers are already using President Obama's economic stimulus package to try and rip off consumers, the Oregon Department of Justice (ODOJ) reported today. Email messages sent to potential victims ask for bank information, claiming they will directly deposit stimulus money. Instead, scammers drain the consumer's bank account and vanish. The emails sometimes appear to be from legitimate government agencies and ask consumers to "verify" that they are eligible for payment. By clinking ... [full story]
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