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April 2012

Seeds of dissent

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_SeedsOfDissent_02Oregon's organic farmers wage battle against Monsanto's genetically modified seeds.

 

The new reality

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
0412_TheNewReality_03Declining HP jobs and OSU growing pains force Corvallis to face its economic and livability challenges.
 

Generation next

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_Tactics_01A third-generation president works to ensure Diebold Lumber in Troutdale evolves to survive.

 

Obie won

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_Profile_BrianObie_01Overcoming obstacles, Brian Obie finally opens his Eugene hotel.

 

Cart culture

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_Dispatches_NonFoodCarts_03The low-overhead food cart model spreads to other businesses.

 

In the loop

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_GamePlan_GiantLoopGiant Loop’s founders set out to make motorcycle saddlebags that are functional and rugged, that look good strapped to a motorcycle and that would find an immediate audience among motorcycle adventurers worldwide. So far, the founders are three for three.

 

Making it real

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_GamePlan_AdditiveWorkshopAdditive Workshop in Wilsonville is a 3-D digital modeling studio.

 
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