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1 Election '06: What's on the line
2 Getting down to business: Q&A with the gubernatorial candidates
3 The behind-the-scenes powers in Salem
4 The initiative process: ballots break the bank
5 Capitol gains: The untapped power of the small-business voter...
6 A racier race for governor: Who should have run
7 August '06 employment and business filing indicators
8 Statewide
9 Umatilla
10 Bend
11 Madras
12 Government Camp
13 Portland
14 Hillsboro
15 Hillsboro
16 Salem
17 Eugene
18 Sutherlin
19 Medford
20 Medford
21 The North Coast
22 Fishing: Salmon trollers unhappy with state aid payments
23 Energy on the edge: Keeping power proceeds local
24 Slouching toward Salem
25 First person: PSU's dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Marvin Kaiser
26 Business travel: the airport express screening program
27 Controlling costs: beating high fuel prices
28 In Character: Jeffrey St. Clair, editor of Counterpunch
29 Readers pick Saxton for governor
30 Business should consider Kitzhaber’s health ideas
31 Government should stay out of the health care arena
32 Look for health care solutions in further restrictions, control
33 Oregon olive oil starts flowing
34 VIP: Conversation with Allyn Ford, CEO of Roseburg Forest Products
35 Bend overflows with population and jobs
36 Oregon LLC filings boom, corporation filings stagnate
37 Portland
38 OIC & OECDD, Innovation: Key to the future
 

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