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Public-private partnership envisioned at Blue Heron mill

Langley Investment Properties hopes to develop a mixed-use project on the Blue Heron mill site.

Nationwide unemployment rate at five-year low

The U.S. unemployment rate hit a five-year low in November of 7%.

Home sales brisk in Lane County

Despite a typical seasonal lag, sales remained brisk and prices high for Lane County's residential real estate market.

TriMet board to vote on transfer times

The TriMet board of directors will vote next week on a proposal to extend transfer times past two hours for the first time in 30 years.

Oregon especially hard hit by food stamp cuts

Oregon is one of six states with 20% or more of its population using food stamps.

Oregon's aging population hurting economic growth

Oregon's fast-aging rural population is hindering economic growth, state economist Mark McMullen says.

Kitzhaber works to keep Hanjin Shipping

Gov. Kitzhaber is trying to get the Port of Portland, unions and employers to work together to keep Hanjin Shipping from abandoning Portland.