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Portland's tree canopy growing

Portland's urban tree canopy has grown by 2.6% over the last decade.

Strip mall remodel a sign of the times

The old Wizer's shopping center in Lake Oswego underwent a major remodel.

Growers repeat opposition to canola

Specialty seed growers repeated their opposition to growing canola in the Willamette Valley.

Salem ice cream factory closing; 100 jobs lost

Foster Farms Dairy is closing the Deluxe Ice Cream factory in Salem, resulting in about 100 layoffs.

Foreclosure filings plummet

Oregon foreclosure filings hit a five-year low in July as a new mediation program took effect.

Group questions Regence rate-hike

A consumer group says Regence BlueCross BlueShield hasn't justified its rate-hike proposal that would affect 52,000 people who buy insurance in the individual market.

Oregon corn crops increase

Oregon's field corn production has doubled since 2000, and the drought in the Midwest may increase that number even more.