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Kitzhaber announces possible special session date

Gov. John Kitzhaber announced that if he calls a special session, it will take place Sept. 30.

Call center opening in Veneta with 180 jobs

First Call Resolution plans to open a call center in Veneta, bringing an estimated 180 jobs.

Oregon schools start year with more state funds

Oregon schools started the year with an almost $1 billion uptick in state education funding, yet not much has changed.

Tofurky opening green facility

Tofurky is planning a new plant in Hood River that will triple its production capacity when it opens in January.

Lavender farm in land-use battle

The 90-acre Oregon Lavender Farm in Oregon City is caught in a land-use battle.

Fed chief supports scaling back bond purchases

The Federal Reserve's San Francisco chief spoke in Portland, saying that scaling back bond purchases this year and stopping them next year is the best course of action.

Food Alliance relaunches

The Food Alliance is relaunching after suspending operations in February. The group certifies sustainable agriculture and food handling.