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Water use is an ongoing issue in the state, as farmers, industry, conservationists and governments, particularly in Eastern Oregon, all vie for an increasingly stressed resource. 
 As the 2012 legislative session gets under way Feb. 1, this year is no different. Read more in today's OB Original
 
 
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100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN OREGON 2012
The 19th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list is complete and the winners will be announced at the awards dinner on March 1, 2012, at the Oregon Convention Center. A total of 263 companies participated in this year's 100 Best survey, which analyzes Oregon companies' best practices toward creating great places to work. This year, more than 14,000 Oregon employees completed the survey. Read more.
 
 
 
 
IRONMAN, LEADMAN BATTLE FOR BEND
A company planning a series of triathlons in Central Oregon is asking civic leaders there not to bring the larger, more famous Ironman Triathlon to town, at least not on the same day. OPB has more.
 
 
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Tax credit uncertainty leads to 25 Iberdrola Renewable layoffs in Portland
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AFSCME backs Jefferson Smith for Portland mayor
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