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April 2009

Working in Oregon through history

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OverallGirlsIt wasn’t that long ago in Oregon when hard-rock mining with a pick axe was a common line of work, when crews of immigrants competed for work laying railroad tracks, when farmers harvested wheat by hand and loaded it into horse-drawn carts.

 

 

Hedging bets on nursery growth

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Alice Doyle has been in the nursery business long enough to pick up on a powerful trend in plants.

 

 

Portland list-o-phrenia

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Magazines, websites and public interest groups just love to grind their gears pitting Portland and other cities against one another based on vast swaths of sometimes-relevant, often-trivial criteria, like overgrown data-driven dogfights.

 

 

Graphic: Minority population growth 2000-2008

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Hoping for a playoff payoff

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BrandonRoyIf the Portland Trailblazers manage to make the playoffs this season the economic impact of the games may be reason to cheer even if you aren’t a fan.

 

 

Graphic: U.S and Oregon electricity generation

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Growers predict abundant labor

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When the time comes this June to pick his strawberries, Mike Christensen is not quite sure who will be in the fields.

 

 
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