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Klamath water conflict continues

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Cattle ranchers and hay farmers are caught up in a water supply fight with American Indians, farmers and environmentalists in the Klamath Basin.

 

Portland homebuying slows

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Friday, August 23, 2013

The fast-paced real estate market has slowed slightly in Portland.

 

Oregon struggling with juniper invasion

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Juniper is spreading quickly in Oregon, creating numerous environmental problems.

 

Portland movie theaters evolve

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Portland's small independent movie theaters evolve to survive.

 

Mentor Graphics reports another record quarter

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Mentor Graphics shares rose after the Wilsonville company reported another quarter of record revenue.

 

Oregon is the least expensive state to own a car

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oregon is the least expensive state to own a car, based on the cost of repairs, insurance premium, gas, taxes and fees.

 

Portland mayor rethinking urban renewal districts

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is considering retiring or shrinking urban renewal efforts in the Pearl District to return $43 million in added property taxes to the local government.

 
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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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Community colleges and sustainability

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Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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