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Portable flash sensor simplifies disease detection

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

thumbprintPortland State University physics professor Raj Solanki says his portable flash sensor can analyze a blood sample in under one minute.

 

Powerlist: Meeting facilities

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Articles - February 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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RANKED BY TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF MEETING SPACE

 

Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009

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Articles - February 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
 

PGE megawatts are less mega in 2009

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010

After years of upticks, electricity sold by PGE declined 2.4% in 2009, due to the slow economy and energy conservation efforts.

 

Deal Watch: Wind power comes to rural Oregon

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Articles - February 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
THE ENERGY COMPANY behind what’s being billed as the world’s largest wind farm is from New York. The 338 wind turbines for the facility are coming from a Connecticut behemoth that will have them assembled in Florida. And the power from all their spinning blades will flow straight into California.
 

Rural counties depend on landfill business

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Articles - February 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Arlington-Landfill-pushing-garbage_2936Small towns where trash equals cash are increasingly dependent on the huge companies that own Oregon’s dumps.

 

Oregon's poorly funded universities revolt

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

higered2As state support for Oregon’s universities hits rock bottom, a push for autonomy for the universities gains new momentum.

 
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BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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How to help your staff solve their own problems

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During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.


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A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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