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How Oregon Passed the Nation’s First Coal Phase-out Bill

In March of 2016, the Citizens Utility Board led efforts to pass the nation’s first coal phase-out bill, known as the Clean Energy and Coal Transition Act, thereby eliminating the state’s use of the contested power source by 2035.

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Bee Local Honey Offers More than Buzz Words

Amidst an overflow of boxes and shipping materials crowding the Bee Local and Jacobsen Salt Co. retail space, Damian Magista didn’t appear rushed or scattered.

Razor Renaissance

Portland Razor Co. finds itself in an artisan niche boom.

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Africa Bridge Listens to Kids

It takes a village to raise a child. In Tanzania—an African country roughly three times the size of Oregon— people in remote villages, hobbled by poverty and AIDS, take the sentiment literally.

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Mainstream Green

At the end of the first day of legalized marijuana for recreational use, sales exceeded $3 million statewide, and by the end of the week, Oregonians had bought more product than Colorado’s and Washington’s first weeks combined.

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Given Back Birdhouses

In 2009, Maria and Amen Fisher entered the bird real estate business in Florence.