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Legislature bans Waldo Lake motors

The Oregon House approved a measure banning all gas-powered engines from Waldo Lake. It now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber.

Portland bandage-maker acquired for $3M

Portland-based surgical bandage-maker HemCon Medical Technologies was acquired for $3 million by a Connecticut company.

Clatskanie ethanol plant now shipping crude oil

Cascade Grain's $200 million ethanol plant is now being used to store and ship crude oil.

Rising housing costs hurt working Oregon families

One in four employed families in Oregon face a severe housing burden, according to a new report.

Hales proposes arts tax deal

Portland mayor Charlie Hales proposed a deal on the controversial 2012 city arts tax.

Salem-Keizer to sell Middle Grove

The Salem-Keizer School Board approved the sale of Middle Grove Elementary School for $1.2 million.

Portland may cut garbage rates

The Portland City Council is considering a new rate schedule to cut garbage and recycling rates.