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From Our Files (Sept. 8, 2021)


September 8, 2021

Sept. 7, 1971

White’s Electronics initiated the four-day workweek, a move that had been in discussion for a year following a poll of employees. The four-day workweek is optional, but most employees have opted to do so.

With Fridays off, women (who make up more than 75 percent of the work force) are able to schedule appointments, and complete shopping and chores on Friday, leaving two remaining days to focus on family activities. It also makes one less day of babysitting costs.

A load of logs spilled onto Highway 20, near the truck scales. Driver Duane Wesley Rouse, of Albany, said the du...

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