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Brewer's yeast could become Oregon's official microbe

Rep. Mark Johnson wants brewer's yeast to become Oregon's official state microbe as a way to honor the state's microbrew movement.

Low revenue prompts Port of Coos Bay layoffs

Dissapointing marina revenue led to recent layoffs at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.

More homebuyers choosing West Linn

West Linn and Lake Oswego had the highest increase for homes sold in Oregon, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service.

Oregon metro economies still slow

Five Oregon metro areas are still growing at a slower than normal pace, a University of Oregon monthly report shows.

SoloPower cuts California jobs amid restructuring

SoloPower is laying off 61 in San Jose, Calif. this month as it focuses on production in Portland.

Cover Oregon adds providers

22 health care providers will offer medical and dental plans online through Cover Oregon this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Two Oregon companies plan Salem expansions

NORPAC Foods and Henningsen Cold Storage plan to build a cold storage warehouse in southeast Salem, indicating confidence in the region's agriculture.