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1 The fix: dealing with more drug use, fewer workers
2 HR: Federal rules target e-mail management
3 Don’t make me send in the mimes
4 Readers' confidence cools as political season heats up
5 In Character: profile of Wieden+Kennedy's John Jay
6 Fast-growing Redmond avoids becoming another Bend
7 Oregon Oasis project aims to draw more water from Columbia
8 First Person: Commentary by UO student Joy Gipson
9 VIP: Patrick Kruse, founder of Ruff Wear in Bend
10 Employment Department: North Coast on a growth spurt
11 Bankruptcies remain scarce
12 November '06 employment and business filing indicators
13 November '06 transportation indicators
14 November '06 real estate and construction indicators
15 November '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
16 Corporate Philanthropy: Start the new year with a new look at giving
17 Small-business strategies: Stop whining about Big Boxes and sharpen your game
18 Hot home market causes new headaches in small coastal cities
19 Tire giant leaves tread behind in Crook County
20 Sisters company introduces healthy-food products for fundraising kids
21 Travel: Flying high in Redmond
22 Frozen organic baby food brand launched in Portland
23 Next for green energy: my own private wind farm
24 Eagle Point firm designs pool cue for The Sopranos actor
25 Oregon’s plastic recycling rate droops
26 RICHLAND, WASH
27 BOARDMAN
28 WARM SPRINGS
29 BEND
30 PORTLAND
31 EUGENE
32 GRANTS PASS
33 MEDFORD
34 ASHLAND
35 CANNON BEACH
36 ASTORIA
37 Small Business: Portland's small presses get cranking
 

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