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|Wednesday, January 04, 2012|
A Multnomah County program known as the Healthy Retail Initiative subsidizes stores with up to $4,500 to provide healthier food.
County officials hope the program will change the way the stores do business—and encourage nearby residents to eat better.
The stores are located largely in neighborhoods where residents don’t have access to big grocery stores—and in areas where county officials believe obesity is a public health problem.
The program goes beyond equipment like refrigerators for produce and deep freezers for meat. County officials advise store owners which foods to stock and where to buy them wholesale, and give them red apple-shaped labels to identify healthy foods.
Read more at Willamette Week.
Monday, October 05, 2015
VIDEO BY JESSE LARSON
Profiling some of the organizations featured in the 2015 list.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY DAN COOK
The artisan generation redefines manufacturing.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The past month has been marked by upheaval in the health insurance markets. I also check in on clients of the Export-Import bank, a federal credit agency that subsidizes, and insures, foreign exports.
Monday, November 02, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The hollowing out of the American city is now a bona fide cultural meme. Newspapers, magazines and digital media sites are publishing story after story about the morphing of urban grit and diversity into bastions of wealth and commodity culture.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
This year has been so dry we were caught napping when it finally started to sprinkle. Hopefully you didn’t get caught in a downpour while eagerly awaiting — don’t deny it — our curation of Oregon-grown wet weather wear.
Friday, November 20, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
|The Love Boat|
|The Food Pod Grows Up|
|The High Road|
|Tinker, Tailor, Portland Maker|
|The Shift to Community Health Care|
|The Harder They Fall|
Economic diversity has proven a smart strategy for the Port of Hood River. How can other Oregon communities replicate the model?
Phone, Internet needs of small community school districts earn attention of top-five telecom provider.
Farmland LP grows its vision for organic farming in Oregon.
The Salem Convention Center has capped its tenth anniversary year by earning the prestigious “Best of the Best 2015” award from NW Meetings & Events magazine. Selected as the Best Convention/Conference Venue in Oregon by meeting and event planners from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, the Salem Convention Center ranked above the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Art Museum.
The Oregon Cooperative Hall of Fame honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the successful building and operation of Oregon agricultural cooperatives.
Health insurer reports $10.2 million in net income after taxes through the first nine months of 2015.