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1 Portland's Nau fashions a green ideal
2 Sharpening Oregon's eco-edge
3 Small, savvy, unsinkable
4 Fix downtown, remove Pioneer Square
5 Getting straight on Celilo
6 Laughing at rising costs
7 Wave technology disputed
8 Correction
9 In Character: Profile of Israel Bayer, director of Street Roots
10 Oregon suffers growing dentist shortage
11 STATEWIDE
12 Most readers employ sustainable business practices
13 What are the rules when the CEO gets sick?
14 HR: Navigating the medical-rights minefield
15 Security solutions: Protect privacy with diligence
16 First Person: Commentary by Scott Taylor, outgoing real estate commissioner
17 VIP: Harvey Platt, CEO of Platt Electric
18 Oregon elected officials
19 Capitol Gains: Let the political games begin
20 Discount groceries gain market share across Oregon
21 Help wanted ads fail to rise with employment
22 Most wages rising faster than inflation
23 October '06 employment and business filing indicators
24 October '06 real estate and construction indicators
25 October '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
26 NYSSA
27 ONTARIO
28 BEND
29 REDMOND
30 PORTLAND
31 BEAVERTON
32 WILSONVILLE
33 INDEPENDENCE
34 CORVALLIS
35 EUGENE
36 EAGLE POINT
37 MEDFORD
38 COOS BAY
39 TILLAMOOK
40 Delays turn Biscuit fire payoff hopes to ash
41 New website helps far-flung families stay connected
42 Southern Oregon jet boats help keep the Navy afloat
43 Prineville Railway gets chugging thanks to ODOT grant
44 It’s better late than never for Mt. Hood Meadows
45 Bend: aprés ski town or open-air museum?
46 Taking Yamhill County history into the future
 

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