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Hermiston plant workers re-enter job market

Employees who previously destroyed chemical weapons at an Eastern Oregon plant are now re-entering the job market.

Fed chief speaks in Portland

The Federal Reserve's San Francisco chief is giving his first public speech since June in Portland this morning.

Union says Portland giving their jobs to inmates

Union leaders say the city of Portland's contracts with county jail and state prisons are essentially stealing union work.

Oregon State Fair livestock returns

More livestock exhibitors returned to the Oregon State Fair this year, after many had stopped participating due to disagreements over how the fair was managed.

Large NE Portland project begins

A large new development of 211 apartments and townhomes plus businesses is beginning in Northeast Portland.

Gridlock actually helping food stamp funding

Food stamp programs are being saved from billions of dollars of budget cuts by Congressional gridlock.

Bakery that denied gay couple a wedding cake closes

Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed its Gresham storefront to move business to an in home bakery. The shop made waves by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.