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Portland beekeepers breeding a stronger queen

Last winter, 40% of beehives in the Portland urban area died, similar to losses around the country. Now, two Northeast Portland beekeepers are working to breed a queen bee that can survive harsh Portland winters.

NW Natural reaches cleanup deal

Northwest Natural Gas reached an agreement with the Oregon Public Utility Commission on how to charge ratepayers for Portland Harbor cleanup costs. The gas company manufactured gas near the St. Johns Bridge between 1913 and 1956, and now has to recover pollution cleanup costs from current ratepayers.

Oregonians pay 10 times more for prescription drugs

Oregonians have paid 10 times more for top-selling prescription drugs due to deals between drug manufacturers to delay generics.

Trellis Earth Products moving manufacturing to U.S.

Wilsonville-based Trellis Earth Products is moving its manufacturing plant from China to Rochester, N.Y.

Portland residents may get electricity rate increases

Portland-area residents will probably pay more for their electricity next year.

Oregon proposes State Park land exchange

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission is considering a land exchange with golf resort developer Mike Keiser.

Lawmakers back gillnetting bill

Oregon lawmakers backed a bill to move commercial gillnet fishers off the Columbia River.