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Union says Portland giving their jobs to inmates

Union leaders say the city of Portland's contracts with county jail and state prisons are essentially stealing union work.

Oregon State Fair livestock returns

More livestock exhibitors returned to the Oregon State Fair this year, after many had stopped participating due to disagreements over how the fair was managed.

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.