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Eugene real estate firms merging

John L Scott Real Estate Eugene and Prudential Real Estate Professionals will combine and become the fourth-largest real estate brokerage in Lane County.

Few short-term rental hosts apply for Portland permits

Only 50 people applied for permits after the requirement took effect on August 30.

Prices for existing Portland homes up 5.5%

The median price for existing homes in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton region was $291,300, up from $265,500 a year ago.

Pot possession remains illegal until July 1

The measure will technically take effect next month, but the sections allowing legal marijuana possession do not go into effect until next summer.

10 Barrel Brewing purchased by world's largest beer company

The Bend-based brewery was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the makers of Budweiser.

Gov. Kitzhaber defeats Dennis Richardson

Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber won a historic fourth term; Oregonians have not chosen a Republican for governor since 1982.

GMO-labeling initiative voted down

Measure 92 trailed by 1.2%, with fewer than 51% of voters in opposition.