September 2008

Season fuels fire business

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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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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.

 

Buzzing with the latest jargon

For University of Oregon professor and Economist’s View blog founder Mark Thoma the term “stagflation” is old news.

 

Nurses remain recession-proof

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While many employees throughout Oregon are losing their jobs or worried about keeping employed, nurses are proving to be immune to the sick economy.

 

State OK’s world’s largest wind farm

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State energy officials have approved a plan that would make Gilliam and Morrow counties in northeastern Oregon home to the world’s largest wind farm.