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While we take time to celebrate American labor this Labor Day, Press reporters look at the difficulties of buying American-made products. This is best exemplified by the fact that the top two car models with the highest percentage of American-made parts are the Toyota Matrix and the Toyota Avalon, according to the American Automobile Labeling Act.

It has become a global marketplace and while consumers our reporters interviewed prefer to buy American, they weigh that desire against price and availability.

Press reporters also inform you how to determine if the product you are considering buying is American-made and we list a few web sites to help you compile a list of products that provide manufacturing jobs for Americans.

We hope you find some value in this special package of stories and we wish you a happy Labor Day.

Click below to see the entire Made in America section.

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The Oregon school board on Tuesday approved an agreement with InfoSnap to provide online student registration to parents.

Currently, parents register at the schools.

“It’s hectic,” said Board President P.J. Kapfhammer. “It takes each school days to process and try and get it done. It’s a joke, really. We spend thousands of dollars on paper and postage and processing. It’s almost impossible to track costs because it’s so diversified. This will have a streamline effect and will save the district money.”

With the price of gasoline creeping up recently, more prospective buyers perusing the inventories of area car dealerships appear to be more interested in the gas mileage of most models than where the vehicles and their components are made.

“We do get a small percentage of customers who do ask about where it was made, or check the percentages on the window stickers that show where it was produced,” said Greg Dunn, gene

Easements won’t block bike trail, panel decides
After a review of easements along State Route 51and Martin-Williston Road, between state routes 51 and 163, it appears there is enough room for a bike path, according to minutes of the Sept. 12 committee meeting of the Friends of the North Coast Inland Bike Trail.

A multi-agency study of the flight patterns of migratory birds along the Lake Erie shoreline – and if the patterns would place flocks dangerously close to wind turbines - will enter its next phase with the expected arrival this week of more radar equipment at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory near Oak Harbor.

Summer Olympics

Are you watching the Summer Olympics in Rio?
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