November 2008

State of addiction

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Oregon increasingly relies on its lottery to fund crucial programs. When, not if, the lottery maxes out, what will it mean for the state’s future?

 

 

Pollution for sale

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ready or not, The carbon market is coming to Oregon. Expect big winners — and big losers.

 

 

The Adams doctrine

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

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Portland's mayor-to-be offers a sneak preview of his economic plan, short on strategy but long on hope.

 

 

City U

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

PSU gets  a new president  who’s an expert  in urban development, right as its community is making big plans.

 

 

Naked came the shorts

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

s_RobinI’VE BUILT THIS MONTH’S column out of a house of cards and it’s only a matter of time before the bubble bursts.

 

 

The worry index

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Economist Joe Cortright: "Fasten your seatbelts"

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

t_JoeCortrightYOU REMEMBER THE FEELING from when you were a kid: Just past the top of the highest point of the track, the roller-coaster car falls away, taking the pit of your stomach with it.

 

 
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