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Gas prices to climb after refinery fire

West Coast gas prices are expected to rise after a fire knocked out a major part of one of the nation's largest oil refineries.

Oregon reaches settlement with defunct Typhoon restaurants

State labor regulators reached a $100,000 settlement with defunct restaurant chain Typhoon.

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.