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|Wednesday, November 01, 2006|
Alternative fuels continue to gain a foothold in the state with Silvan Power Company’s announcement of a new biomass power plant in La Pine. Once the $40 million plant is completed it will employ 25 people with an additional 75 working in the forest gathering materials. In contrast to traditional burning methods, the La Pine plant would burn small trees and scrap lumber from sawmills at high temperatures, creating less smoke and releasing fewer pollutants into the atmosphere. Silvan Power has a 10-year power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to produce up to 47 megawatts of power at this location.
Friday, October 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Our intrepid (and expecting) research editor finds the child care search involves long waiting lists, costly fees and no certainty of securing a place before she goes back to work.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
The media coverage about Pope Francis must have put me in a Biblical frame of mind. Because after touring the latest phase of the South Waterfront development, a mind boggling 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space that will spring up north of the aerial tram over the next few years, I couldn’t stop thinking about the massive project as a modern day creation story.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Images from the big 2015 celebration of worker-friendly organizations that make a difference.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER
The world's second-largest wind energy project yields costs and benefits for a sheep-farming family in Eastern Oregon.
Friday, October 30, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE | ART DIRECTOR
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY DAN COOK
The artisan generation redefines manufacturing.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Raye Miles, a 17-year taxi industry veteran, lacked the foresight to anticipate the single biggest trend in the cab business: breaking the law.
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The Salem Convention Center has capped its tenth anniversary year by earning the prestigious “Best of the Best 2015” award from NW Meetings & Events magazine. Selected as the Best Convention/Conference Venue in Oregon by meeting and event planners from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, the Salem Convention Center ranked above the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Art Museum.
The Oregon Cooperative Hall of Fame honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the successful building and operation of Oregon agricultural cooperatives.
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