October 2008

Oregon's craft beer industry grows up

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What is it with Oregon and its beer? Is it the climate? The water? The hops? A parochial form of beer-based patriotism?

 

Funds for toxic cleanup uncertain

BrownfieldThis summer a national group proclaimed a victory of sorts in Portland’s perpetual struggle to clean up contaminated industrial land along the Willamette River.

 

Urban-rural wage gap is steady

CoinsThe often-cited widening gap between urban and rural wages actually has remained unchanged over the past decade, while both urban and rural wages are slipping compared to their counterparts nationwide.