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February 2011

Persistence pays for Painted Hills

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_PaintedHills_01Mehrten Homer, president of Painted Hills Natural Beef, makes a bold shift from mass meat to premium products.
 

Input: Time to overhaul state's tax system

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
As the tax debate rages in the halls of Congress and Salem, we asked readers for their opinions on a variety of state and federal tax issues.
 

From the Editor: Stories of success bring springtime to February

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
As I look at the sum of all the parts of this issue, I’m more than a little surprised at how the unintentional theme is success. Big and small, urban and rural. We didn’t plan it that way, but there it is.
 
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