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Timber harvest jumps 13%

Oregon's annual timber harvest jumped 13% in 2011 to 3.65 billion board feet, boosted by exports to China.

Health care reforms approved

The federal government granted a waiver to allow Oregon to move ahead on revamping the Oregon Health Plan.

Portland school board to go forward on bond measure

The Portland School Board voted to go forward with plans for a $482 million capital bond measure on the November ballot.

Breweries boost production

Oregon breweries increased production by 7.5% in 2011, making 1,168,000 barrels of beer.

Business Oregon looking for green companies to attend trade show

Business Oregon is looking for cleantech and other green companies to attend a Hong Kong trade show in October.

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.