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Portland home prices up 3.3 percent

Portland-area home prices rose 3.3% in June compared with June 2011.

USDA loan will help Oregon EVs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Oregon rural development office is providing a grant to help a Central Oregon electric vehicle manufacturer.

Job openings, layoffs on the rise

U.S. job openings rose to 3.6 million in May, but layoffs also increased.

OHSU wants to cut PERS contributions

Oregon Health & Science University has proposed to stop paying its employees' 6% contribution to the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.

UO physicists help discover Higgs boson

Several UO faculty and graduate students contributed to the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson.

Donors finance ballot initiatives

Spending by sponsors to qualify the eight initiatives pending for the November statewide ballot topped $4 million.

Jefferson dairy cows get waterbeds

The Holstein and Brown Swiss cows at the family-owned and operated Van Loon Dairy near Jefferson rest on waterbeds instead of wood chips or straw.