The Portland Seed Fund announced its third class of startups, including seven Portland companies and one from Iceland.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. that has yet to approve fluoridation to combat tooth decay.
The Umatilla Chemical Depot will lay off 34 employees as it prepares to shut down operations.
Stoller Vineyards opened a new tasting room made mostly of reclaimed wood.
U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in July than in June, more evidence of a weak recovery.
Salem's prisons have often been blamed for generating crime and social problems in the surrounding city.
Oregon State University is holding public forums to discuss restoring Lane County's 4-H program.