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|Articles - October 2011|
|Thursday, September 22, 2011|
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1891: Vernonia is incorporated
1922: Railroad arrives
1923: Oregon-American electric-
1930: Washington Grade School opens
1953: Vernonia High School opens
1957: O-A mill closes
1996: 500-year flood hits Vernonia on Feb. 8
2005: Vernonia Middle School opens
2007: second 500-year flood hits on Dec. 3
APRIL: Vernonia schools designated an
SEPTEMBER: high school demolished; middle/high school students move to modular classrooms
FEBRUARY: site chosen for new school
APRIL: land-use process begins on new school site; finishes in just eight months
NOVEMBER: school bond passes with more than 61% of the vote, with a 68% turnout
JANUARY/FEBRUARY: Vernonia Rural Sustainability committee launched
FEBRUARY: NW Natural makes $100,000 donation
APRIL: Oregon Dept. of Energy awards $1.1 million for green energy projects
JUNE: private campaign committee launched
AUGUST: Vernonia holds its “biggest school reunion”
DECEMBER: new school breaks ground; ODOT awards $3.8 million for transportation/access projects
JANUARY: $11.2 million FEMA award announced
JUNE: first wall is raised on new school
FALL: community fundraising begins
2012: new K-12 school is set to open in September
Sources: City of Vernonia, Oregon Solutions, Vernonia Pioneer Museum Association's Vernonia
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Kim Moore | OB Editor
The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER
Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
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Lane Powell Shareholder William T. Patton has been appointed to the board of directors for Cascade AIDS Project, an organization that provides educational services and outreach to thousands of Oregonians living with HIV/AIDS.
Fifty-one Lane Powell lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Best Lawyers) 2015; of those selected, 23 lawyers are from the Firm’s office in Portland, Oregon.
Barran Liebman is proud to announce that Andrew Schpak, a Partner of the firm, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for the 2014-2015 bar year.