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Oregon ponders GM future

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
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The movement to label genetically modified foods suffered a major blow last month with the defeat of ballot measure 522 in Washington state, which would have required manufacturers to label foods containing GM ingredients. So what does 522‘s defeat mean for the GM-labeling efforts in Oregon?

 

Can Oregon's poor prosper?

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
BY MIKE GREEN | OB BLOGGER
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Addressing the problems of the poor is a common theme that serves as a backdrop to issues of family, education, jobs, homelessness, health care and public taxation. Oregon’s most promising approach is its “Prosperity Initiative,” championed by  First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

 

The thin ice of media innovation

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
10.31.13 Thumbnail NewsBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

Having lots of digital edges, having many ways in for readers and users to find and consume stories, is a problem that newspapers have struggled to manage. Local television has been spared much of the disruption, until now.  

 

Oregon Business omission

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Monday, October 07, 2013
10.07.13 Thumbnail CoverBY OB STAFF

Our October cover was illustrated by Chad Crowe. The print issue of the magazine inadvertently left his name off the masthead.

 

 

The real test of Oregon’s health care transformation

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Thursday, October 03, 2013
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

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Thursday, October 03, 2013
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

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Friday, September 27, 2013
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

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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"

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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.

 
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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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