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Kotek nominated as Speaker of the House

Rep. Tina Kotek was nominated by the new Democratic majority to lead the Oregon House for the next two years.

Cascade Bancorp reports profit

Bend-based Bank of the Cascades' parent company Cascade Bancorp brought in a net income of $1.8 million in the third quarter.

Solarize losing appeal

Many initial participants of Oregon's Solarize movement wonder whether the business model has reached the point of diminishing returns.

Harbor Oil Superfund not contaminated enough for cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes not cleaning up Portland's Harbor Oil property that became a federal Superfund cleanup site nine years ago.

Ag stations turn to alternative funding

Oregon State University turned to farmers and ranchers to donate to the state's 12 financially strapped agricultural experiment stations.

Hostess says strike putting it out of business

Hostess Brands says striking workers are forcing the company out of business.

Revised estimate shows fewer job losses in Oregon

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October dropped slightly to 8.6 percent from 8.7 percent. But a new read on what happened in September was perhaps the most significant item in the latest economic report on the state.