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Oregon Congressman Greg Walden has been named the Chairman of the House Subcommittee that will oversee communications and technology policy in the 112th Congress. The subcommittee is one of six panels under the full Energy and Commerce Committee, which includes the Federal Communication Commission. He says what it means for Oregon is he will have influence that will affect nearly 10,000 jobs in the state:  "As we've seen from the establishment of Google in the Dalles, the new Facebook project in Prineville, the first cell tower in Fossil and a long list of other projects in the State; communication and technology play a critical role in the economy and quality of life in rural Oregon." Walden says his business experience of owning a group of radio stations gives him a unique understanding of communications and technology.  True to his vow for openness, Walden broke the news about his appointment via a twitter message in Morse code.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.