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Consumer confidence rises

Americans' confidence in the economy is at its highest in seven months, which could give a boost to President Obama's campaign.

Lane County unemployment rises

The Lane County unemployment rate rose slightly again for the fourth month in a row.

Portland cracks down on grease in wastewater

The Bureau of Environmental Services is implementing a Cut Through the FOG program to reduce fats, oil and grease from Portland's wastewater.

DeFazio supports Kitzhaber's search for a logging solution

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, who is attempting to allow more logging in western Oregon, supports Gov. John Kitzhaber's push for a logging solution.

UO student loan debt soars

University of Oregon voted in June to increase tuition 6% for the 2012-2013 school year, contributing to skyrocketing student debt.

PSU named "Changemaker Campus"

Portland State University was designated as a "changemaker" campus by Ashoka.

Tropical Salvage opening new showroom

Furniture company Tropical Salvage is moving into a giant warehouse in Portland as part of the company's adjusting business model.