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State of Jefferson secessionist movement ramps up

A tea party-inspired effort to create the state of Jefferson is gaining steam in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

UO students work on new niche social network

A University of Oregon senior and a recent graduate are working on a niche social network customized for different universities, called Hallspot.

Jeff Cogen resigns

Jeff Cogen resigned as Multnomah County chair, effective today.

Flex care companies increase

Centers that offer drop-in and flexible childcare are opening in the Portland area.

Fourth generation runs Boyd Coffee

Gresham's Boyd Coffee Co. began in 1900 and is now a family business with $100 million annual revenue.

Salem's Casey's Hotdogs sold

Salem businessman Casey Campbell sold Casey's Hotdogs, but isn't retiring as he planned.

Hot weather affecting Oregon potatoes

Hot weather will probably reduce the eastern Oregon potato crop in both size and yield.