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September 2008

The return of king ag

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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Spiking prices and insatiable demand produce a record-breaking season for Oregon’s farmers.

 

 

New housing starts stall out

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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U.S. housing starts have been in decline since 2005, but Oregon starts fared worse than the U.S. overall during the first six months of 2008.

 

 

Lions, tigers, bear markets

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Archives - September 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008

s_RobinIt’s been a difficult spring and summer: The economy cyclone flattened the house; the yellow brick road expansion has run out of funds.

 

 

Q&A with the candidates for state treasurer

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Monday, September 01, 2008

TreasurerRaceWhat would these men do if they got their hands on the state’s billions?

 

 

Costs and delays imperil Portland’s South Waterfront

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Monday, September 01, 2008

SouthwaterfrontAs development in Portland’s South Waterfront sags under the weight of the economy, the final design of the project grows increasingly uncertain.

 

 

Season fuels fire business

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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It was tragic but not surprising that the nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Northern California Aug. 5 were working for a company based in Oregon.

 

 

Walker attacks ethanol law

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Monday, September 01, 2008

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Just weeks before Eastern Oregon gas stations will be required to sell fuel blended with ethanol, one lawmaker is already reconsidering the state’s year-old renewable fuel mandate.

 

 
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