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Oregon state property tobacco ban in effect

State workers in Oregon can no longer smoke or chew tobacco outside their offices.

Cannon Beach entrepreneur develops salt company

Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company owner Jonathan Johnston took a year and a half to get his sea salt process down to a tee.

Oregon school officials emphasize safety

Oregon school leaders are emphasizing safety as many schools re-open for the first time since the Connecticut school shootings.

Tax deadline prompts spike in donations

Oregon nonprofits benefited from a last-minute rush as donations came in before the end-of-year tax deduction deadline.

Oregon gets minimum wage increase in the new year

Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.

Conscious Commuter seeks $1.5M

Portland-based fold up electric bike designer Conscious Commuter wants to raise $1.5 million in debt financing.

Salem rated a top retirement destination

Salem was rated as a top town to retire in the Where to Retire magazine's January/February issue.