June 2012

Next: surgical safety

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 NextSurgeons sometimes leave things inside patients — needles, scissors, even scalpels. Those items easily show up on X-rays, allowing doctors to find and remove them. But not surgical sponges.

 

Powerlist: credit unions

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This month's Powerlist ranks credit unions by shares and deposits.

 

10 green ideas that will change the world

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 10Transformative 01Bigger, greener, cleaner, brighter ideas that will change the world.

 

Greater good

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 GreaterGood 05The earth-friendly wisdom of Tony and Michelle Soter has created Planet Oregon, a pinot that blends quality with ecology.

 

Developing districts

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 DevelopingDistricts MapThe eco-district concept is slow to start with the Lloyd District in Portland out in front.

 

Jeff Merkley hits the road

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 TheRoad 09Oregon's junior senator goes on tour to find out what business needs.

 

Change agents

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

0612 Tactics 04Portland's SERA Architects prospers by embracing not just sustainability but adaptability.

 
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