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The real test of Oregon’s health care transformation

BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

10.04.13 Thumbnail HealthGov. John Kitzhaber scored nearly $2 billion in federal funding to overhaul the state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. In return, the state promised a 2% reduction in the rate of growth in per capita Medicaid spending. I think Oregon's going to have a relatively easy time hitting the budget targets — without stinting on quality. Here's why:

2013 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon announced

BY OB STAFF

10.03.13 Thumbnail 100BestOregon Business magazine has named the fifth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night during an awards dinner and celebration at the Portland Hilton.


Dueling designs

BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

09.30.13 Thumbnail FashionTwo competing fashion show producers aim to shine in the Portland market.

 



'Green Eugene' throws 100 Best party

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

05.30.13 Thumbnail GreenPressSeveral Eugene-area businesses included on our 100 Best Green Companies list — Isler CPA, Mountain Rose Herbs, King Estate Winery, Ninkasi Brewing and CAWOOD — celebrate with the GreenLane Sustainable Business Network at a 'Green Eugene' party.

Oregon film and life after "Breaking Bad"

RJ Mitte from Breaking Bad filming in OregonBY BJORN VANDERVOO | OB WEBMASTER

With the popular TV series "Breaking Bad" going out at the top of its game next week, Oregon film and TV buffs can look forward to "House of Last Things." Starring RJ Mitte (Walter White Jr. from Breaking Bad), the film was both shot and set in Portland.

5 Things I Learned About Google Glass

BY BJORN VAN DER VOO | OB WEBMASTER

Google-Glass-preso-thumbBe it fad or future fashion, Google Glass is attracting strong interest in the web development field. Around 80 people turned out at the headquarters of Portland web services company WebTrends last Thursday, reeled in by a presentation on "Developing/Designing for Google Glass."

Farm to school boosts local agriculture

BY AMANDA WALDROUPE | PORTLAND CORRESPONDENT

08.28.13 Thumbnail FarmOregon's Farm to School program has three purposes: it provides nutritious school meals to kids, teaches them about growing food and supports local agriculture.


Bend SEO revolution evolves

BY ERIC FLOWERS | BEND CORRESPONDENT

08.22.13 Thumbnail DanHobinG5 founder Dan Hobin weighs in on the evolution of search engine optimization, digital marketing and the expanding tech sector in Bend.


 

Oregon dog breeder creating Game of Thrones-style dire wolves

BY JENNIFER MARGULIS | ASHLAND CORRESPONDENT

07.31.13 Thumbnail AmericanAlsatianWorking with the American Alsatian Breeders Association, a White City dog breeder is heading up the Dire Wolf Project in a fanciful attempt to bring back the look — if not the temperament — of the dire wolf.