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Red tape for green projects

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Complications with the state's Construction Contractors Board (CCB) could cool the warm glow from incentives aimed at improving home energy use.

 

Solarize Portland catches fire

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Energy_Trust_c0042Homeowners in a Southeast Portland neighborhood have banded together to buy and install solar panels, knocking significant chunks off the price through high-volume purchasing. The 6-month-old Solarize Portland program has wildly exceeded expectations.

 

A downtown anchor

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

DSCN2510The downtown core of coastal Tillamook is mostly a drive-through experience. It sits hard on the highway and most of the tourist traffic heads straight for the coast or turns north, away from downtown, to visit the popular Tillamook cheese factory.

 

Graphic: Transportation equipment jobs

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
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JumpTown gets off the ground

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
IMG_1231When Paul Allen invested a quarter of a billion dollars in the Rose Garden 15 years ago, he received something large in return: development rights to the 35-acre neighborhood around the stadium.
 

A new model

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

picture-025When Rob Boydstun’s autocarrier manufacturing company near the Port of Portland was going the way of the rest of the auto industry, he decided to ditch it and re-create his business.

 

The right stuff

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Archives - December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

ETHICS02Two years ago, Lake Oswego-based EthicsPoint, which provides hotline and web-based ethics reporting systems, built itself a new world headquarters — in the online, virtual world known as Second Life.

 
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