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Jobs Watch: What's impeding progress?
Ben Jacklet
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Andrew Revkin, the great environmental writer for The New York Times, was in town last night, and once I got over his nearly unforgivable mistake of referring to Oregon as “Ore-a-Gone,” I had to admit he had some compelling things to say. One line that stuck with me in particular was, “We don’t have time on Planet Earth for impeded potential.”

My first internal response was, what do you mean we don’t have time for impeded potential? That’s like saying there’s no time for procrastination. Anybody who writes for a living can tell you that there is always time for procrastination.

Take the Rose Quarter: 35 acres in the heart of the city, with two major entertainment venues next to a busy transit station. The place should be hopping 365 days a year, right? It should be as much of a part of the Portland fabric as are the Blazers.

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Vancouver mayor eyes Beavers
High Five
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New mayor Tim Leavitt has expressed interest in relocating the baseball team to the Coov.

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Dirtnap Records turns 10
High Five
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Owner Ken Cheppaikode's respected record imprint house pushes strong into its tenth year.

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MAX planners stretch the line
High Five
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

City of Milwaukie requests TriMet amend earlier plans for MAX line through downtown.

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Eco-districts: Who will pay?
High Five
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The benefits for business and the environment are evident, but funding is an issue.

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