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Oregon dependent on personal income tax

Oregon is more dependent on personal income taxes than any other state, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Oregon GOP chairwoman predicts more voter registrations

Newly elected Oregon Republican chairwoman Suzanne Gallagher predicts that the party will register 200,000 more voters, even though GOP registration has dropped recently.

Townshend's expanding in Eugene

Townshend's Tea plans to open its first teahouse in Eugene, where founder Matt Thomas graduated from University of Oregon.

Eugene debates backyard animal farming issue

The Eugene City Council is working on an ordinance to regulate backyard farming in the city limits.

Oregon Zoo buys elephants for $400K

The Oregon Zoo bought elephants Lily and Tusko from Have Trunk Will Travel for $400,000, voiding the loan agreement with the California company.

Peace Corps rates high at University of Oregon

University of Oregon is the eighth-highest Peace Corps volunteer-producing campus out of the largest universities in the U.S.

Growing organic industry helps Gresham business

The booming organic food industry is causing rapid growth at Organically Grown in Gresham, the largest wholesale distributor of organic food in the northwest.