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Oregon's economic recovery carrying over to 2014

The state's economy continues to grow at a steady rate.

Twin methanol plants in Columbia County considered environmentally safe

Supporters of the two $1 billion-refineries say emissions would be "cleaner than those from factories that use petroleum or coal to make methanol."

Lake Oswego debates downtown redevelopment plan

Residents testified about the plan to build an upscale housing and retail center.

Lawsuit filed against Dorena Hydro LLC

Mowat Construction Company claims the developer of a hydroelectric project near Cottage Grove owes the contractor more than $2.8 million.

Vendscreen Inc. raised $17.8M

The Portland-based vending machine technology firm lands $17.8 million.

Oregonian changing to a compact format

The newspaper is cutting its size from a broadsheet to an “easier-to-hold” format.

Portland Public Water District files petitions

Supporters want independent control of the Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services.