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Farmer stirs passion for local fresh produce in Astoria

Fred Johnson farms just across the Columbia in Naselle, Wash. and hosts the annual Farmstock festival, celebrating the benefits of local farm-fresh produce.

Judge rejects bid to dismiss Columbia lawsuit

Innovative Sports of Eugene claimed that Columbia Sportswear used its technology and trade secrets to make a high-profile line of heated clothing.

Cottage Grove puts the brakes on speedway

The City of Cottage Grove has ordered a local speedway to close after it failed to make required upgrades on schedule.

Oregon, U.S. risk losing wind jobs to other countries

Like the wind itself, the wind energy industry has blown hot and cold in Oregon. Some blame the lack of effort in Congress to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for alternative energy, set to expire in about four months.

High-powered investors dump Group stock

Groupon's stock has been sliding. So much so that Marc Andreessen, Fidelity, and other early Groupon investors have already dumped the stock.

Walmart expands to Christmas layaway

After seeing high customer demand for layaway during last year's winter holiday season, Walmart is expanding the interest-free pay-over-time program for Christmas.

Court lifts injunction on Ashland ski expansion

A federal judge in Oregon has lifted an injunction blocking the expansion of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Southern Oregon, the latest round in a legal battle that has stretched on for years.