Hermiston's famed watermelon harvest has begun, and is expected to run until early October.
Oregon's unemployment rose to 7.9% in June.
The Service Employees International Union reached a tentative agreement with the State of Oregon, averting a strike.
The number of both home sales and new home listings showed double-digit increases in Lane County compared to last year.
Construction firms and trade unions foresee hiring many new young workers in the next few years.
Pacific Continental Corp. reported $3.7 million earnings in the second quarter, a 19% gain over last year.
LaCrosse Footwear president Robert Sasaki left the company "for personal reasons."