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Amazon plans to buy Deschutes-owned property in Roanoke

The Fortune 50 company seeks to build a distribution center on a site formerly considered for a Deschutes brewery, according to city documents. City council will consider whether to approve a plan to repay a related federal grant, which would free the property from current restrictions on how it can be used.


State regulators OK Appalachian Power rate hike

An average Appalachian Power residential customer’s monthly bill will increase by about $16, starting in 60 days. Meanwhile, regulators did not approve a proposed monthly service charge exemption for low-income customers.



Sweet Briar College names new president

Mary Pope Hutson, who has been interim president, was involved in the movement that helped keep the school open eight years ago. She’s also the first alumna to lead the school.



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