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Beating back the bug, for now

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Articles - August 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
0810_ATS03A wet and cold growing season was bad news for Oregon’s fruit crops, except in the battle against a destructive fruit pest.
 

Big salmon runs benefit tribes

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Articles - August 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
0810_ATS05Strong salmon returns in the Columbia River, including a huge comeback for a species nearly written off two decades ago, have given tribal fishermen an estimated $3.5 million economic boost over the past few months.
 

Short films, long on potential

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Articles - August 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
0810_ATS07Erin Donovan spends a lot of time visiting film festivals from Ashland to Toronto. She’s always been impressed with how good short documentary films can be, and how impossible they are to find once the festival has passed.
 

Google's secret thirst for power

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Articles - August 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010

0810_ATS09How much electricity does Google use to power its servers in The Dalles?

 

Café Yumm! expands "fast-casual"

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Articles - August 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010

0810_Tactics01croppedSettling on a name for Mark and Mary Ann Beauchamp’s new enterprise was simple. They just listened to what their customers usually exclaimed — “Yumm!” — whenever they tried the special dish Mary Ann prepared at the couple’s tiny Eugene café. That nutritious but delicious dish, which wasn’t even listed on the menu, would launch their growing restaurant business.

 

From the Editor: Drinking it all in

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Articles - August 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
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There's a certain ennui that comes over me when summer hits. Just after the rush of the spring and before the crush of the fall, summer turns my head to thoughts of beaches, lazy reading and those things we can do to stay cool and hydrated.  And now you know the rigorous editorial process that created this month’s story that’s illustrated on the cover by a fabulous shot taken at House Spirits in Portland.

 

Drilling down into energy attitudes

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Articles - August 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010

We surveyed Oregon Business readers regarding their opinions on oil.  Here's what we found:

 
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