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Port of Portland to pay $10 a container to retain shipping lines

The Port of Portland will pay shipping lines $10 each container to keep shipping lines here despite longshore labor disputes.

Fiscal cliff deal to cost Oregon $13M

Oregon stands to lose $1.8 million in revenue for the current tax year and $13.3 million in the next two years from the fiscal cliff tax deal.

Oregon farmers short-changed in farm bill, Merkley says

Sen. Jeff Merkley says Oregon farmers were short-changed in the nine-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill that Congress passed.

Metro may seek lottery funds for Convention Center hotel

Metro officials consider seeking $15 million in state lottery funds to help fund a proposed hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.

GMO ban on Jackson County ballot

Jackson County voters will decide in May 2014 whether to ban genetically modified crops.

Oregon State Fair could get new management

Other management options are being considered for the Oregon State Fair amid complaints about how the fair has been run recently.

Nicky USA acquires Aurora organic farm

Portland meat distributor Nicky USA acquired a 31-acre farm in Aurora to begin raising its own meat.