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Amazon on the Columbia

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Amazon.com is coming to the Port of Morrow. Sort of

 

 

California's marine reserve efforts may shed light on Oregon's

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Monday, December 01, 2008

The slow work of creating protected, no-fishing zones inched forward this fall as coastal cities and towns began sifting through 20 different marine reserve proposals.

 

 

Taking the temp at the job fairs

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Monday, December 01, 2008

As a recession settles in and jobs become scarce, career and job fairs serve as yet another barometer of economic times.

 

 

Summit agenda full of urgency

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Monday, December 01, 2008

There’s a new tone of urgency to the eighth annual Oregon Leadership Summit planned for Dec. 11 at the Oregon Convention Center.

 

 

Recession? Not at the Christmas shops

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Monday, December 01, 2008

For Lindy Simmons and Judy Lynch every day is Christmas. Their Forever Christmas Gifts & More shop is open year-round and sits in the heart of Christmas Valley on a stretch of Christmas Valley Highway in Lake County.

 

 

Graphic: Oregon Christmas trees sold by species

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Monday, December 01, 2008

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A tiny fashion cluster

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Monday, December 01, 2008

WestEndFashion1The West End Fashion District of Portland, a four-block stretch pinched between West Burnside and Southwest from Ninth to 13th, is hailed by fashion critics as a sort of high-end boutique-central for the modern female fashionista.

 

 
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