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Blazers, Timbers and Thorns support gay marriage

The Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers and Thorns are the first major U.S. professional sports organizations to support same-sex marriage.

Oregon economy improves

Oregon's economy is showing signs that it continues to improve, despite the fact that state unemployment numbers aren't being released due to the government shutdown.

Ted Wheeler pushes education endowment

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler wants to create a state-funded endowment for education beyond high school, to be decided in the November 2014 general election.

NuScale could answer nuclear problem

Corvallis-based NuScale Power devised a system to submerge nuclear reactors in an underground pool, dramatically limiting the potential for accidents.

CRC facing more hurdles

Oregon lawmakers face hurdles ahead of a proposed special session on the Columbia River Crossing.

SnoTemp expands in Eugene

SnoTemp is adding 94,280 square feet of mostly deep-freeze space to its 165,000 square foot cold storage facility in west Eugene.

Salem nut drying facility catches fire

A fire at a nut drying facility north of Salem destroyed tons of nuts.