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Oregon rules against banks, MERS

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the mortgage industry's document-registry system could not be used to skirt state recording law.

Oregon gets No Child Left Behind waiver

The U.S. Department of Education gave Oregon and six other states permission to use their own model over No Child Left Behind.

Oregon liquor sales up 35% near Washington border

Oregon liquor sales rose 35% in June at stores near the border with Washington.

Portland close to anti-coal resolution

The Vancouver City Council passed a resolution of concern about proposed coal export facilities, and Portland could be next says City Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

United Way, Hands On to merge

The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland are merging.

LaCrosse Footwear gets $29M deal with U.S. Marines

The U.S. Marine Corps placed a $29 million order for Lacrosse Footwear-owned Danner boots.

Mortgages hit new low

Average rates on fixed 30-year mortgages fell to 3.53%, a record low since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s.