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Top 3 best large nonprofits

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Articles - October 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010

1010_NonprofitIntro2Our second annual ranking of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon celebrates what it means to be a great place to work.  Read about the top three large organizations, with more than 75 employees worldwide.

 

Beekeepers face a complex future

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Articles - October 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010

1010_Bees05The panic over the plight of the honeybee has passed. Now let's worry about the health of the beekeepers.

 

Wind energy developer runs into a green wall

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_Windman01Wind energy developer Chris Crowley was the darling of the green set until he tried to put turbines near Steens Mountain.

 

State We're In: Freight transportation levels out

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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State tax receipts from trucking employment /busines listings fell 11.6% in 2009, but gained 4.3% year-to-date as of July.

 

Oregon economic indicators as of July 2010

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
 

Group turns trash into treasure

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
ResourceFull UseA group of Portland-area business strategists are encouraging companies to dump their waste on others as a way to save money.
 

Predicting algae blooms in time to help coast economy

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MOCHAA statewide research group is developing a way to forecast harmful algae blooms to help mitigate the negative economic impact that beach closures have on Oregon’s coastal communities.

 
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