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Large NE Portland project begins

A large new development of 211 apartments and townhomes plus businesses is beginning in Northeast Portland.

Gridlock actually helping food stamp funding

Food stamp programs are being saved from billions of dollars of budget cuts by Congressional gridlock.

Bakery that denied gay couple a wedding cake closes

Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed its Gresham storefront to move business to an in home bakery. The shop made waves by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

Proposed Coburg applesauce factory still faces hurdles

Despite initial willingness of Coburg to back a 15-year property tax break, a proposed Materne applesauce factory still faces hurdles.

Portland home prices rising faster than average

Portland-area home prices rose 15.5% in July compared to a year ago, and 1.9% since a month ago.

Oregon unions face challenges

In Oregon, union membership accounts for almost 16% of workers in the state, at 240,000 people. Nationwide, union memberships are 11.3% of workers.

Autzen Stadium cooking oil becomes biodiesel

Used cooking oil from the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium is shipped to Salem and converted into biodiesel.