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Teacher training needs upgrade

Oregon is doing a better job at preparing teachers, but changes need to happen faster, a state audit found.

Rogue Valley store sells bikes, beer

Flywheel Bicycle Solutions in Talent will soon become the only bicycle shop in the Rogue Valley that also sells beer and wine.

Walterville's only grocery store closing

C & K Market is closing its store in Walterville, leaving the McKenzie River community without a grocery store.

OSU tests sweet potatoes

Oregon State University field trials show that sweet potatoes can give high yields in this region, but the market for them is sketchy.

Keizer firefighter opening BBQ

Keizer Fire District firefighter Jon Crow is opening a new business, First Due Smokey BBQ.

Portland economy adds jobs for 8th month

The Portland area gained a seasonally adjusted 1,200 jobs in July.

Wildfire fight costs Oregon $70M so far

The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent over $70 million fighting wildfires so far this summer. That's compared to an average $3-7 million usually spent each summer.