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The innovative thinking of a handful of Oregon State University-Cascades students helped the county cull through stacks of applications for grants designed to help stem financial losses from the COVID-19 related shutdowns.

Alaric Hartsock, an OSU student, created the algorithm used to automate the data on a spreadsheet. Daphne Lara-Luna, an MBA student, helped contact businesses to ensure their applications were complete. Other students helped by reaching out to business owners.

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Suzanne Roig has been a reporter with The Bulletin since 2018 covering business and health in the region. When she's not working she enjoys taking her dog Pono out on hikes.

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