Election '06: What's on the line

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Archives - October 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
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THE MOOD HAS TURNED politically disinterested and decidedly pessimistic. Voter turnout dropped below 40% in this spring’s primary and as the election nears, business voters must decide if they’ll weigh in and make a difference. What’s at stake?  Only the future of Oregon. In this special issue, we present the visions of the leading candidates for governor, examine how ballot measures and unelected individuals have gained influence, and launch Capitol Gains, a column that will keep tabs on what’s happening in Salem. It promises to be an interesting November.

 

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Reader Input: Road Work

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.

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Reader comments:

"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."

"This has been used in Oregon since the mid-1800s. It is not a new financing method. This form of financing may help Oregon close its infrastructure deficit by leveraging funds."


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Storyteller in Chief: Natural Prophets

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Storyteller-in-chief with the CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies.


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Quake as metaphor

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The Big One serves as an allegory for Portland, a city that earns plaudits for lifestyle and amenities but whose infrastructure is, literally, crumbling.


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Staffing Challenge

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Fueling Up for the Climb

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Rita Hansen aims to scale natural gas vehicle innovation.


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Reader Input: Fair Play

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Former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation in February prompted some soul searching in this state about ethical behavior in industry and government.


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Farm in a Box

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Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.


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