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Exit Real World leaves downtown Salem

After 21 years, the independently-owned skate shop will close its first store to focus on its remaining location in Portland.

Stink bugs wreak havoc on Willamette Valley crops

Experts say the pest could cause millions to billions of dollars in damage to the region's crops.

Oregon BEST awards $94K to LilyPad technology

The LilyPad is a floating, solar-activated stormwater treatment device deployed in retaining ponds and ditches.

Federal directive threatens Oregon health reforms

The agency that holds the purse strings for care of Oregon Health Plan members  criticized the state's system for distributing money to coordinated care organizations.

Massive drydock to arrive this weekend

The  $40 million floating drydock will arrive at the Columbia River will carry components that will be assembled by Vigor Industrial.

Ashland "bait bike" stolen three times in one day

Police arrested three people in three different incidents of bike theft over the previous 24 hours.

TriMet awards GlobeSherpa mobile app contract

The contract is part of the transit agencies switch to electronic fares, the Portland high tech company announced Thursday.