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Oregon home prices surge

U.S. home prices rose 10.5% in March compared with a year ago, and Oregon ranked fifth out of the 50 states with a 14.3% gain.

Precision Castparts workers to vote on unionization

2,300 Portland employees of Precision Castparts Corp. will vote in June on whether to unionize.

Number of unvaccinated children grows

Oregon had the highest number of kindergarteners in the country opting out of immunizations in 2012, and the rate inched up from 5.8% to 6.4% this year.

Klamath Basin prepares for irrigation shutoffs

200 cattle ranchers and hay farmers in the upper Klamath Basin are preparing for irrigation shutoffs as the Klamath Tribes take control of senior water rights for the first time in a century.

Sherwood residents oppose Walmart

Sherwood residents attended a City Council meeting to protest the impending arrival of a Walmart.

Taxpayers may have to fight fake IDs

A recent flood of fake IDs might make Multnomah County taxpayers subsidize bars.

Heat causes growth spurt for Oregon vineyards

The recent warm and dry weather caused a major growth spurt at Willamette Valley vineyards.