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Oregon leaders ask state to invest $100 million for research complex

June 9, 2017View for printing

The Eugene mayor and a Lane County commissioner are urging state lawmakers to approve $100 million in immediate financing to a proposed University of Oregon scientific research facility.

The Register-Guard reported Mayor Lucy Vinis and university President Michael Schill went to Salem this week to ask state lawmakers to finance part of the complex before the end of the legislative session.

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife are donating $500 million over a 10-year period for the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The state money would match a portion of the Knight donation.

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