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|Articles - April 2013|
|Monday, April 01, 2013|
BY BRANDON SAWYER
Oregon is indeed a blue state, at least where berries are concerned. State growers produced a record 72 million pounds of blueberries in 2012, the same year Oregon became the first U.S. state to export fresh blueberries to South Korea. But other berries are also bursting across the borders. While the value of the blueberry crop actually fell due to lower market prices, blackberries and cranberries enjoyed double-digit increases in value, and half the berry crops significantly increased in production. In 2011, blueberries were the state’s eighth most valuable commodity, followed by blackberries (19), and strawberries, cranberries and raspberries (36-38). Oregon was the No. 1 producer nationally of blackberries, loganberries and black raspberries, and the third leading producer of blueberries, red raspberries, strawberries and cranberries.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG
A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.
Friday, September 12, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?
Friday, October 17, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?
Thursday, September 25, 2014
In our cover story this month, Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, discuss their rapidly growing businesses and Portland’s red hot food scene. The conversation provides an interesting lens through which to explore trends in the grocery store and restaurant sectors.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.
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