Why Wireless Shouldn’t Mean “Cut the Cord”
Chris Thomas – Oregon News Service
PORTLAND, Ore. – About four in 10 Oregon households use only wireless phones now, having cancelled their landline telephone service. However, many seniors and people who live in rural areas still depend on landlines, and consumer watchdogs are making sure they do not lose them.
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BEND, Ore.,- Cascade Bancorp (NASDAQ: CACB) (“Company”) the holding company for Bank of the Cascades (“Bank”), today announced net income of $1.3 million or $0.03 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 and net income of $6.0 million or $0.13 per share for the full year 2012. The full details of the Company’s 2012 results were filed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K on March 25, 2013.
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Washington, DC- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after the Senate passed his amendment to create a deficit-neutral reserve fund to facilitate the criminal prosecution of U.S. financial institutions that break the law, regardless of size.
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Seven-year court fight over forest practices ends in 7-1 U.S. Supreme Court victory
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-1 vote Wednesday in support of Oregon’s current rules governing stormwater discharges in timberlands, an important affirmation of Oregon’s forest management practices.
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SB 528A allows state agencies to sell their state-of-the-art technology to boost revenue
SALEM—The Oregon Senate today cleared the path for agencies to sell innovative software designed to make government more efficient. Senate Bill 528A, which passed on a unanimous vote, will allow state agencies and the judicial and legislative branches to hold copyrights or patents and sell data processing programs to local, state, and federal government agencies.
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HB 2902A would build Oregon’s healthcare workforce and improve patient access to high-quality, cost-effective care
SALEM – A bill that will provide equal pay for Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants who perform the same services as physicians passed the House today.
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McMINNVILLE, Ore. ― A new study from Linfield College says wine consumers across the U.S. are drawn to Oregon wines for their handcrafted qualities. And when they sip a glass of Oregon wine, they expect high quality.
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Two tax practitioners catering to Hispanic community fined, barred from tax business
The Oregon State Board of Tax Practitioners, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Justice, recently concluded disciplinary action that should put two Oregon tax preparers out of business.
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Priorities: Choice, Independence, Dignity
Chris Thomas – Oregon News Service
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregonians over age 50 are concerned enough about aging gracefully that “long-term care services and supports” rank second on their list of top priorities – right behind “the economy and jobs.” That comes from a new statewide survey by AARP Oregon. Ninety percent of those surveyed said it is important to have choices for how and where they receive care, and 58 percent said they would prefer to get them in their own home or an assisted living arrangement.
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Perry Point, Md.- Katie Buckle of Salem, Oregon, is one of 160 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 19th Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.
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