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Supermarkets elude East Portland neighborhoods

The reasons for east Portland's continuing lack of food access reveal as much about the grocery industry as the city's most neglected communities.

Junction City biogas generator to power 1,500 homes

The new facility is an alternative-energy plant that will use food scraps and farm waste to create a renewable source of energy for power utilities in the Willamette Valley.

Tribal fisheries open commercial salmon sales

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission announced fishers from four tribes are on the Columbia River for the gillnet fishery of the 2013 fall commercial season.

New Seasons opens store on North Williams—with sausage

The North Williams Avenue New Seasons opens Wednesday on the former site of Sinner's Sausage.

Health care-forest initiative aims to preserve family tree farms

The Forest Health Human Health initiative would link land owners with carbon offset buyers, generating annual income that would be deposited in a health care account over 20 years.

Old-time dam to be dismantled in Eastern Oregon

A dam that blocks nearly 50 miles of prime fish spawning habitat on the Walla Walla River is slated for removal.

Durable goods orders decline as manufacturing struggles

Demand for commercial aircraft plummeted and businesses spent less on computers and electrical equipment.