Crook County Solar 1 was granted approval to build the first solar farm in Central Oregon.
Construction firm Stacy and Witbeck that built most of the area's MAX and streetcar routes, bought 3.25 acres along the Portland-to-Milwaukie MAX line for development.
Portland's new citywide arts tax, approved by voters in November, is being collected by tax day.
A review of the possible health effects by proposed coal trains traveling through Multnomah County was released by the county's health department.
The immediate effect in Oregon of sequester federal budget cuts will be minimal at first.
Unemployment claims in Oregon are back down to pre-recession levels.
SoloPower pledged to create hundreds of jobs in Oregon two years ago, but they fell short of the 450 publicly projected.