Current Issue - November 2023 -

The Duncan family has been farming and ranching in Sprague River for nearly 20 years. This year they will be upgrading to pivot lines from inefficient wheel lines, shown above, as one way to preserve their land for the next 20 years and beyond.

Read the full story “At Duncan Livestock and Hay, energy upgrades create a more sustainable farm” on Page 26

Current Issue - November 2023 -

Journal Articles

“I Don’t Give a (Bleep) About Akron!”

by Charles Marohn Last year I moderated a panel of suburban mall developers as part of an economic forum at New York University. It was a spirited conversation among some…

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is a thriving 347-bed regional medical center in Springfield.

It serves coastal and southern Oregon, as well as Lane County. In the 10 years since it opened, RiverBend has become what PeaceHealth planners and community donors had envisioned—a life-saving,…

STEAM Hub a natural fit for new director

New STEAM Hub director ready to cultivate learning in Douglas County With more than 20 years of experience as a STEM teacher and scientist, our new Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub…

What If ?

Big decisions are made after long deliberation and the mental gymnastics that take us from weighing all the positives against all the negatives we can imagine. After days of full-fledged…


By Gary Milliman Attention to detail in both workmanship and customer relations is how general contractor Brent Hodges of Brookings has grown his business. A Brookings native who left town…

Association of O&C Counties Express Support for Changes to Endangered Species Act

July 19, 2018 Press Release The Association of O&C Counties (AOCC) expressed support for several regulatory changes proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

A Letter to POTUS on Infrastructure

December 11, 2017 by Charles Marohn During the presidential transition that took place at the beginning of this year, I was asked to provide my thoughts on how a Trump administration…

Love the forest; love the people

Paul Barnum Executive Director, Retired I love Oregon’s forests of all kinds – from freshly planted to majestic old growth – but the biggest attraction for me has always been…

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2018

June 18, 2019 Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in the top nine state-level minimum wages in the nation. The highest minimum wage will be in the District of Columbia…

The Results Are In: How Your Parents Impacted Your Career Path

by Refresh Leadership on September 7, 2018 in Surveys, Polls, and Infographics In August, we asked readers how much influence their parent(s)/guardian(s) had on their career paths, and with 36% of the votes, “my parent/guardian…

Parking: Where we embrace socialism in the US

By Joe Cortright  17.7.2018    How we embrace socialism for car storage in the public right of way Comrades, rejoice:  In the face of the counter-revolutionary neo-liberal onslaught, there’s at least one…

Unemployment Rates for Oregon’s Youth – Lowest on Record

July 16, 2018 by Felicia Bechtoldt Oregon added hundreds of thousands of new jobs while recovering from the Great Recession and the unemployment rate declined to a record low in…

Press Releases

Navigating the Digital Paradox: Internet Use and Loneliness

October 13, 2023

In today’s interconnected world, the internet has become an integral part of our lives, providing unprecedented access to information and enabling communication…

Lessons learned from the pandemic about telehealth and online classrooms

October 13, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of telehealth and online classrooms, and we’ve learned a lot from this experience. Here…

Top 10 things you can do to put on a wonderful business conference

October 13, 2023

A business conference can be a great opportunity to showcase your brand, network with other professionals, and learn new skills. However, organizing…

Dutch Bros Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

September 12, 2023

Dutch Bros Inc. (NYSE: BROS; “Dutch Bros”) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $300 million of shares…

Florence Chamber Announces 2023 Rhododendron Festival Parade Grand Marshal

March 17, 2023

After announcing the theme for the resurrected Florence Rhododendron Festival, “Rip Roarin’ Rhodies,” the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has selected local…


November 14, 2022

Nov. 11, 2022, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – On Tuesday, The Boeing Company (Boeing Commercial Airplanes) and Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) signed an…

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