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PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland General Electric today shared plans to increase the amount of clean energy it serves to customers and meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power served to customers by at least 80%1 by 2030, 90% by 2035 and zero emissions by 2040. Tying together the need for more clean and renewable resources and plans for an upgraded grid to support those resources, PGE today initiated its request for proposals (RFP) public process and filed its inaugural Distribution System Plan (DSP) at the Oregon Public Utilities Commission.

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BEND, Ore., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bend residents, Shawn and Bonnie Varner, founded Bright Services to address the growing challenges that Central Oregon homeowners face. Despite increased demand for residential electrical services, the industry continues to experience workforce shortages. According to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), approximately 7,000 electricians join the field each year, but 10,000 retire.

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JOSEPH, Ore., Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ -- Millions of children and adults around the world cope with Irlen Syndrome - the inability of the brain to process certain light waves, or colors. The condition falls on a spectrum from mild to severe with symptoms that can include difficulty with reading and math, sensitivity to light, headaches, stomachaches, dizziness, inability to focus, clumsiness and poor sports performance. While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

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JOSEPH, Ore., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of children and adults around the world cope with Irlen Syndrome - the inability of the brain to process certain light waves, or colors. The condition falls on a spectrum from mild to severe with symptoms that can include difficulty with reading and math, sensitivity to light, headaches, stomachaches, dizziness, inability to focus, clumsiness and poor sports performance. While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

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BEND, Ore., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutchie — the technology platform powering cannabis commerce — today announced the completion of a $350 million financing round — the company's Series D. Dutchie is now valued at $3.75 billion, more than doubling the company's valuation in less than seven months. Dutchie's latest funding round is led by D1 Capital Partners, with participation from previous investors including Tiger Global, Dragoneer, DFJ Growth, Thrive Capital, Gron Ventures, and Casa Verde Capital, and new investors, including Willoughby Capital, Glynn Capital, and Park West Asset Management.

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PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is World Sight Day bringing attention to vision and eye care as well as awareness of visual disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 2.2 billion people around the world have some form of visual disability or blindness, including over 540,000 children in the US. For students, math instruction and assessment, especially online, can pose additional access barriers. More specifically, there is not a good, two-way method for getting math and science information, like charts, graphs, tables, or code for equations, to and from a refreshable braille display on a screen, which poses a challenge for online assessment.

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JOSEPH, Ore., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of children and adults around the world cope with Irlen Syndrome - the inability of the brain to process certain light waves, or colors. The condition falls on a spectrum from mild to severe with symptoms that can include difficulty with reading and math, sensitivity to light, headaches, stomachaches, dizziness, inability to focus, clumsiness and poor sports performance. While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

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PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Rock Coffee Bar, the popular boutique coffee chain that is known for its premium roasted coffees, teas, smoothies and Fuel energy drinks, has announced it will open a location in the Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. This announcement comes just before Black Rock Coffee Bar opens its 20th Arizona location in Tucson at 1821 E. Broadway Blvd on October 15, 2021.

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PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright.md, the leading asynchronous telehealth solution transforming the patient-provider experience, today announced its newest digital product for health systems to guide patients to the optimal care option to meet their needs: Navigate by Bright.md. Navigate helps leading health systems attract patients, achieve positive outcomes, and save costs by guiding consumers to the right venue of care within their system, directly from their website or patient portal.

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PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dyrt, the No. 1 camping app, pays its employees to go camping. Every quarter, each employee of The Dyrt can head out to a campground and produce a field report to receive a $400 bonus. All they have to do is give a brief presentation on how they used The Dyrt app, report what worked well and what didn't, and share any other suggestions or insights.