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Oregon's health insurance hikes better than most states

Oregon will see below-average insurance claim hikes when 2017 health reforms kick in, a new study says.

Rail-to-trail project gets $1.4M

A small coalition in Yamhill County and Washington County won $1.4 million for a new trail between McMinnville and Scoggins Valley Road.

Wave buoy may be delayed again

A potential wave energy park off the coast of Reedsport may be delayed beyond 2013, partly due to financial troubles.

Oregon green energy law opponents seek major change

A group called the Oregonians for Renewable Power wants to change the 2007 law that requires big utilities to generate 25% of their electricity from green sources by 2025.

McKenzie Bridge timber sale on hold

A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Forest Service can't go forward with a controversial logging project near McKenzie Bridge.

Portland Thorns wearing Nike Swoosh

The Portland Thorns, the new National Women's Soccer League team, were spotted wearing Nike Swooshes during their first practices.

Portland housing on the rebound

Portland home values are on the rebound, with the average selling price of $287,700.