Oregon school leaders are emphasizing safety as many schools re-open for the first time since the Connecticut school shootings.
Oregon nonprofits benefited from a last-minute rush as donations came in before the end-of-year tax deduction deadline.
Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.
Portland-based fold up electric bike designer Conscious Commuter wants to raise $1.5 million in debt financing.
Salem was rated as a top town to retire in the Where to Retire magazine's January/February issue.
An improving economy and many new models are expected to push U.S. auto sales above 15 million in 2013.
Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, but are now under scrutiny by the FDA and are falling short of advertised claims.