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September 2009

Intel's top researchers hone a powerful culture of innovation

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Intel_1Tech giant Intel, Oregon's largest private employer, faces new challenges in its never-ending race to stay ahead of the pack.

 

Mom was right; breakfast rules

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

BreakfastAs the restaurant industry continues to suffer, breakfast restaurants are flourishing, and in Portland their popularity seems limitless.

 

 

Pioneer rail line could return to rural Oregon

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pioneer RailEver since Amtrak discontinued the Pioneer line in 1997 because it was losing money as passengers dwindled, no passenger train has stopped in Pendleton, Ontario or Baker City. But that may change as Amtrak considers reinstating the Pioneer, a move that could give an economic boost to Eastern Oregon.

 

Uncle Sam buys Timberline a facelift

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Timberline_1Major repairs at the Timberline Lodge were deferred for years because they were too expensive for its operator, RLK and Company. But $4.25 million in federal stimulus funding approved last month will cover repairs, new paint and more, including alterations to make the lodge compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

 

Watch your back, Woods Hole

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

woodsholeNewport’s research community leapt forward last month when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration signed a lease with the Port of Newport for a new facility, paid for by $19.5 million in lottery-backed bonds and $24.8 million in revenue bonds issued by the port.

 

New state hemp law spurs high hopes

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

HempIn August, Oregon became the seventh state to legalize the growing and processing of hemp.

 

 

Old tech is new again

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old TechVintage technologies such as manual cameras and vinyl records have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity among 20-somethings and teenagers who grew up inundated by digital technology, and it’s helped several Portland stores that cater to these niche markets survive.

 
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