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Oregon federal workers to pay back benefits from shutdown

Oregon federal workers must repay the unemployment benefits they received during the 16-day shutdown.

Damascus could disincorporate

Oregon could lose Damascus next month, if enough people vote to disincorporate.

West Coast governors partner on climate change

The governors of western states and a Canadian province are partnering to combat climate change.

Ecotrust is latest nonprofit to get for-profit subsidiary

Portland-based Ecotrust spun off for-profit subsidiary Point 97 this month.

Intel D1X could get delayed

Regulators are determining whether Intel should have gotten a new air quality permit before beginning work on D1X in 2010.

Marion County wants healthier corner stores

The Marion County Health Department partnered with seven corner stores in food deserts to provide better access to healthy food.

Pending home sales drop to lowest level in 9 months

The number of U.S. pending home sales fell in September to its lowest level in nine months, due to higher mortgage rates and home prices.