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Umpqua College embraces the wine business

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Blaine-2Umpqua Community College president Blaine Nisson and his staff have launched 12 new instructional programs over the past five years. But the initiative that has gotten the most attention has been the Southern Oregon Wine Institute.

 

Turbulence for PDX flights

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

There were more changes to PDX nonstop service routes than usual in the last 18 months. Decreased passenger volume is one reason, but it’s not the only consideration when airlines decide which cities are in or out.

 

The day the music died in Cave Junction

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tiny Cave Junction, a struggling timber town in Josephine County with 1,730 residents, is drawing the ire of two of the nation’s largest music licensing companies.

 

Graphic: Oregon industries with the most older workers

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Bad health is good for specialty shoe stores

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

One specialty shoemaker is seeing a bump in business as Oregon’s diabetes rate spikes.

 

Canvassers: annoying, but apparently effective

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

IMG_6022Canvassers hustling for charitable donations in Portland say they had a tougher sell this summer, but you won’t see it in the numbers.

 

Smallest community college expands

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

2009-09-10-019-cmykBig changes are in the works for Oregon’s smallest community college.

 
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