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1 Portable flash sensor simplifies disease detection
2 Powerlist: Meeting facilities
3 Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009
4 PGE megawatts are less mega in 2009
5 Deal Watch: Wind power comes to rural Oregon
6 Rural counties depend on landfill business
7 Oregon's poorly funded universities revolt
8 Wilshire Credit clogs up mortgage relief
9 Better broadband headed to small communities
10 Plastics recycler sets up in St. Helens
11 Cupcake bakeries succeed in stale economy
12 Snow season starts strong, then rain hits the slopes
13 Cattlemen's association head discusses change
14 Graphic: Hazelnut production projected to increase 19%
15 Consumers go for cheaper burials
16 Credit unions gain market share from banks
17 Overgrown, grass seed farmers switch to wheat
18 Cold freezes olive oil dreams
19 Pellet market smoldering
20 Good crab season boosts coastal economy
21 Convergence Networks survives recession by planning ahead
22 Keeping the rural connection
23 The grass isn't greener for most businesses
 

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