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Changing care

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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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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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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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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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Monday, August 27, 2012

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

 

Downtown Dayton's dawn

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Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 GamePlan DowntownDayton 01Coming into Dayton off Highway 18, one of the first things you’ll see is the renovation of Dayton’s First Baptist Church that’s under way. It stands out as a visible sign of progress in a downtown marked by vacant storefronts and worn buildings.

 

Fertile ground for Oregon ag

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Articles - September 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012

0912 ByTheNumbers 01Oregon's agriculture is valued at $4.1 billion. 

 
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