June 2012

Animal world

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0612 AnimalWorld 02Oregonians' love for their pets propels the critter industry complex.

 

Flying high

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0612 Dispatches Winterhawks 04The turnaround of the Portland Winterhawks is good news for more than just fans.

 

Ranking green buildings

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Despite Oregon’s early embrace of sustainability and many prominent green builders, the state ranks 18th for number of LEED projects.

 

Saving today for tomorrow

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0612 GamePlan CyArkOregon 01CyArk Oregon preserves endangered sites.

 

Bright lights, big city

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0612 GamePlan 10SpeedCoffee 02A Hood River coffee shop hopes to break into the Los Angeles market this year, establishing itself in a place about as opposite its origin as it gets.

 

Staying afloat in rough waters

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0612 GamePlan MaritimeServicesMaritime Services Corp. in Hood River had been enjoying a record workload heading into winter 2011.

 

Paddle power

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0612 GamePlan NorgeboardAnother Bend entrepreneur is hoping to make his mark on the city, this time with “land paddle boarding,” a recreational activity that looks a bit like someone contorting his way through a Monty Python School of Funny Walks episode.

 
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