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Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 NextOSU chemistry professor Mas Subramanian and his colleagues unexpectedly discovered a new type of blue pigment, a compound that has since been patented.

 

Powerlist: Commercial real estate firms

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Monday, August 27, 2012

This month's powerlist ranks commercial real estate firms by number of licensed agents.

 

Celluloid forest

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Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 CelluloidForest 01Oregon’s homegrown film and TV businesses are getting savvier, growing up and going places.

 

Reaching for the sun

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Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 ReachingForTheSun 01Photographer Matthew Ginn documents the building of the Baldock Solar Highway Project near Wilsonville.

 

Transition time

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Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 TransitionTime 03Founder Seth Tibbott moves his vegetarian empire to the next generation.

 

For the record

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Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 ForTheRecord 04Portland's niche vinyl shops defy the national trend and continue to grow.

 

River city success

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Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 RiverCitySuccess 01Years of effort are finally paying off as several high-profile projects, like a new shipping dock and a festival park, are finally realized.

 
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