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PTC extension helps sustainable Oregon businesses

Congress approved a one-year extension of the federal Production Tax Credit, a key incentive for Oregon wind energy developers.

Oregon organic farmers seek genetically modified crop ban

Supporters of a Jackson County ban on genetically modified crops filed signatures without he county clerk to put a measure on the ballot.

Oregon seeks 10,000 residents due foreclosure settlement payments

Two weeks before the deadline, 10,000 Oregonians eligible for payments from a nationwide foreclosure settlement haven't filed claims.

Short-term vacation rooms on the rise

As many as 1,000 Portland homeowners rent out rooms and homes through websites like They are not licensed and are not paying required hotel/motel taxes.

ShopIgniter co-founder steps aside

Co-founder Alan Wizemann will remain on the board of ShopIgniter, but is stepping aside as chief product officer to be a consultant for Target.

Oregon state property tobacco ban in effect

State workers in Oregon can no longer smoke or chew tobacco outside their offices.

Cannon Beach entrepreneur develops salt company

Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company owner Jonathan Johnston took a year and a half to get his sea salt process down to a tee.