Most jobs added by Oregon state government since the recession have been temporary.
Medford residents have mixed reactions about a proposed casino resort.
The Multnomah County health department plans to review potential health hazards from coal trains that will pass through the county on the way to new export terminals.
The National Association of Home Builders added Bend to its list of improving housing markets.
Longshoremen and grain terminal operators are beginning negotiations that could affect farmers across the Northwest and Midwest.
Long-term unemployment is lessening as people accept lower pay to go back to work.
China's imports shrank in August, a sign that its economic slump is worsening.