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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.

 

Changing care

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Articles - September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 Tactics 02The timing couldn’t have been worse. In 2008 Pacific Retirement Services, a Medford-based senior-living nonprofit, opened the Mirabella, a luxury continuing-care retirement facility in downtown Seattle. Two years later, a second Mirabella opened in Portland’s South Waterfront district.

 

Structures vary for CCOs

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Articles - September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 Dispatches CoordinatedCareOrgsThe state’s 13 newly forming coordinated care organizations are choosing a variety of business and tax structures, arguing for different reasons that it’s the best way to do business and provide patient-centered coordinated care.

 

Bragging rights

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Articles - September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

Oregon brewers are not just kicking back sipping a top-quality pint. They have an economic impact of about $2.44 billion and employ about 5,650 workers in breweries and pubs.

 

The juniper solution

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Articles - September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 GamePlan HarvestingJuniperOregon’s Western Juniper gets a bad rap. Although it’s a native species, juniper forests have spread uncontrollably in the central and eastern parts of the state, threatening sage grouse habitat and sucking the water table dry.

 

On the ballot

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Articles - September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 GamePlan ElectionsNothing is certain but death and taxes — and elections.

 
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