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Jan 19,2007
Ahead of us lay a thick blanket of sparkling snow, like a white down comforter giving warmth to the otherwise brisk winter morning. Behind us, our snowshoes left sets of Bigfoot-looking tracks. The landscape resembled a candied forest -- as if a giant truck dumped loads of powdered sugar over everything. The snow- and ice-covered trees made a stark contrast against the Crater Lake-blue sky.   Aspen trees in the Ochochos (All photos by Scott Staats) When ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Currently a corporation that loses money, regardless of its size, pays $10 as a minimum tax with its Oregon tax return.  This has been unchanged since 1975.   With many lower wage Oregonians paying substantially more than this each year, I think it is high time we asked our state legislators to bring the corporate minimum tax up to date. Steve Larson, Lake Oswego  [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Over 70 Refuge Positions Cut in 8 Midwest States, 3 Refuges to Lose Entire Staff The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is making drastic reductions and redeployments of staff in the National Wildlife Refuge System throughout the Midwest region. Reductions in services will be felt in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri. The consequence of these reductions will be the elimination of environmental education programs for school children, endangered species recovery ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) is issuing a call to action from saltwater fishermen throughout the country in an effort to make their collective voice heard by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC); an organization forged under a U.S./Canadian treaty to manage the halibut biomass in Pacific waters. Next week, the IPHC is scheduled to hold closed meetings for discussions on the recreational harvesting of halibut off the coast of Alaska. Currently, Alaska's commercial fleets ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Doernbecher Children's Safety Center aims to reduce injuries in children through education and distribution of safety products; it is free and open to the public Each year thousands of people are injured sledding in city parks, on streets and in resort areas, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In the wake of yesterday's snowstorm, Oregon Health & Science University Emergency Department treated a rash of sledding accident victims - eight total, some severe. ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
The winter storm that dealt a crippling blow to the Portland metropolitan area and much of Oregon left in its wake thousands of damaged vehicles.  While some suffered extensive damage, many more probably were involved in minor "fender benders" or were damaged by flying gravel.  In all cases, repairs are necessary, but what can a vehicle owner do to expedite the insurance claim and repair processes? "Once you've fulfilled your responsibilities at the accident scene ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Internet Service with No Fees, No Contracts and No Strings MetroFi, a leading provider of free municipal wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet service, today announced the next phase of its free wireless coverage plan for the city of Portland. The second phase will be completed over the next four months, and will include the districts of Pearl, Old Town, Portland State University's surrounding areas, Hosford-Abernethy, Richmond and Sunnyside, respectively. The Portland network already covers the districts ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Chances are there are a few of you out there that have recently made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym and get in shape, no matter what. Well, what are you waiting for? A great sale on all those new clothes and shoes you need to make your grand entrance at the fitness club? WORKING IT OUT - Update your workout wardrobe with fitted jackets, capri pants and slip-on shoes. CNS Photo courtesy ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Angelina Jolie's Stunning Vintage-Style Yellow Gold Uncut Diamond Jewelry by Bochic Angelina Jolie wearing a vintage-style delicate uncut diamond necklace, earrings and bangles set in 22kt yellow gold by Bochic at the Golden Globes. (PRNewsFoto/D'Orazio & Associates for Bochic)Always setting trends rather than following one, Angelina Jolie lit up the red carpet at yesterday's Golden Globe Awards in Bochic jewelry that was worlds away from the collections worn by other leading ladies on this special ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
The 2007 Board of Trustees of Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) recently named Jim Diegel to the board for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. Diegel is president and CEO of Cascade Healthcare Community, the parent company of St. Charles Medical Center–Bend and St. Charles Redmond.    Jim Diegel, President/CEO of Cascade Healthcare Community“I’m honored to have this opportunity,” said Jim Diegel. “I am really looking forward to working more closely with other Oregon ... [full story]
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