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Reality tempers innovation at Future Energy Conference

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Linda Baker
Thursday, April 26, 2012

04.26.12_SolarPanelThumbnailBusiness and government leaders discuss clean energy technologies amid concerns about renewable energy policy and competition from China.

 

Growing wheat and bicycles in Eastern Oregon

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Linda Baker
Thursday, April 12, 2012

04.12.12_WheatThumbnailA visit to Pendleton spotlights the city's historic character and commodities, and provides a glimpse of 21st- century challenges, products and services.

 

Defining innovation: a vexing problem

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Linda Baker
Thursday, March 29, 2012

lightbulbInnovation is all the rage in business circles.  But pinning down the term is a difficult task.  The Oregon Cluster Network takes on the challenge.

 

Keeping the commerical print industry aloft

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

03.22.12_PrintingPress1 Margo Yohner, president of Bridgetown Printing, is a press executive by day, dancer by night.

 

Education reforms raise funding questions

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Linda Baker
Thursday, March 15, 2012

LindaThe 2012 session ushered in a new spate of education reforms. But funding for education remains uncertain. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on the gap between Oregon's education ambitions and reality.

 

The PDX park cafe challenge

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Linda Baker
Thursday, March 08, 2012

LindaAs Violetta in Director Park struggles, Managing Editor Linda Baker reports on the challenges of recreating the European-style park café.

 

Uncertainty dogs local wind companies

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LindaAs Vestas prepares to move into new headquarters, the wind industry falters. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on federal energy policy, PDC and the future of wind.

 

The unrealized potential of East Portland

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Linda Baker
Thursday, February 23, 2012

LindaAn economic development update showcases East Portland strengths and need for inner city style urban design. Managing editor Linda Baker reports.

 

Brady campaign puts New Seasons in spotlight

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LindaWhat happens when a company co-founder runs for political office? Managing editor Linda Baker reports on New Seasons Market and Eileen Brady's mayoral campaign.

 

Typhoon closure spotlights evolving restaurant scene

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Linda Baker
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Linda Typhoon closed one month after being charged with unfair labor practices. But the restaurant's closure also spotlights changes in Portland's ethnic food scene. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on Typhoon and culinary authenticity.

 

Business accelerators grow outside Portland

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Linda Baker
Thursday, February 02, 2012

LindaBusiness incubators are all the rage in Portland.  Now tech accelerators are spreading around the state.  Managing editor Linda Baker reports on Oregon’s accelerator fever.

 
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