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DOL seeks additional charges against growers
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DOL seeks additional charges against growers
The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand litigation against Oregon blueberry farmers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations.

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77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands
Another large property in Central Oregon recently changed hands.
Josephine County to vote on pesticide ban
Opponents of a proposed ban on commercial pesticide use in Oregon's Josephine County say the measure is pre-empted by state law but could nonetheless spur vandalism, trespass and assault.
Hal Salwasser, former OSU College of Forestry dean, dies at 69
Hal Salwasser, former OSU College of Forestry dean, dies at 69
Hal Salwasser, former dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, has died at age 69.
College of Forestry hopes to build ‘showpiece’
College of Forestry hopes to build ‘showpiece’
The plans include a remodel of Peavy Hall, headquarters of the college, and construction of a Center for Advanced Wood Building Design and Manufacturing, which will include laboratories to test and create new wood-product designs.
Wood more environmentally sound building material, OSU forester says
Wood more environmentally sound building material, OSU forester says
Oregon State University forestry dean touts advantages of building with wood.
Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending record
Both sides of the battle over Measure 92 have raised more than $17 million combined.
OSU president gets 9 percent raise
Roughly 56 percent of the president’s salary is paid by the university, with the rest coming from private fundraising.
Oregon looking nationwide for wildlife chief
Roy Elicker left the job to take a position this month with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Curt Melcher is currently serving as the agency’s interim director.
Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling
The anti-labeling camp has so far raised $10 million, compared to $5.4 million for the pro-labeling side.
Idaho spud museum renovating building
Idaho spud museum renovating building
The Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot is undergoing a renovation and plans to add a restaurant that will serve potatoes.