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Oregon House supports casting electoral votes for popular vote

The Oregon House approved House Bill 3077 that would cast the states's electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote for president, regardless of state results.

Oregon venture capital off to fast start

Oregon startups raised more investment capital in the first quarter of 2013 than in any first quarter since 2000.

Kitzhaber declares drought emergency in Klamath County

Gov. Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency for Klamath County, due to low snowpack.

Oregon gun control bills head to Senate floor

Four gun control bills were voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee after many negotiations and amendments.

Company proposes shipbreaking at Port of Astoria

A company has proposed a shipbreaking operation at the Port of Astoria to take apart and recycle vessels.

Bi-Mart plans to add Sweet Home store

Bi-Mart plans to open a third store in Linn County, if it can buy 3.5 acres east of the Sweet Home Police Department.

Mortgage rates near historic lows

Average U.S. fixed mortgage rates fell to 3.41%, near the historic low of 3.31% reached in November.