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Home sales hit bottom in ‘09

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Articles - June 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Though the worst is probably over for residential real estate, the carnage is still fresh. For 2009, total sales volumes were roughly equivalent to 2002 levels across the state and, compared to 2007, median home values plunged: 15% in the Portland Metro area, 12% in the Mid-Willamette Valley and 41% in Central Oregon, when new and existing U.S. home sales dropped 13% and 21%.

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Reader Input: Road Work

March 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.

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Reader comments:

"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."

"This has been used in Oregon since the mid-1800s. It is not a new financing method. This form of financing may help Oregon close its infrastructure deficit by leveraging funds."


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Store Bought

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BY LINDA BAKER

Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened a third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; a Bend outpost broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.


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Portland’s long-distance bike commuters

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Reader Input: Rx for Health Care

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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House of Clarity

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Holding a Power Lunch at Veritable Quandary in downtown Portland.


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Brain Storm

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Can the brave new world of neurotechnology help an OHSU surgeon find a cure for obesity?


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5 stats about Oregon fireworks

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Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.


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