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From the Editor: Drinking it all in

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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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